The Predator 8750/9000/9500 models have two variations of dipsticks. The difference is in thread diameter, as one is larger than the other. We have dipsticks that will fit BOTH.
Why should I consider a magnetic dipstick over the stock dipstick? Like the magnet on the drain plug of several models of automobiles, a magnetic dipstick will pull any ferrous metallic fines from normal engine use that are in the oil. Since these small engines do not have an oil filter, this will help extend the life of the engine. This will help protect your investment while maintaining the functionality of OEM. The high temperature super magnet is partially recessed inside the dipstick and secured with an oil tolerant, high strength (4500 PSI), high temperature retaining compound.
There are other versions of magnetic dipsticks for Predator 8750/9000/9500 watt units, so why should you consider this version? Although the basic principle is the same as others, there are improvements that make this design better:
1. A hexagonal body vs. round body
Why is this version hexagonal instead of round? A round piece is difficult to grip, especially when any oil gets on it. A knurled surface is difficult to clean. A hex allows for easier gripping with fingers (or if needed, a wrench). The flat surfaces are also easy to clean.
2. A flat O-ring vs. round O-ring
Why is a flat O-ring used? Just as Predator supplies with the dipstick, a flat O-ring is supplied for better sealing and longer life.
3. Type 2 anodization vs. bare aluminum
We offer these dipsticks in Anodized and Non-anodized versions. Type 2 Anodization will greatly reduce or eliminate the chance of the threads galling or freezing together (versus bare aluminum), allowing for trouble free and damage free removal. The durable red color signifies use with the Predator unit and also protects the aluminum. The dipstick is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum to high quality standards.
Please verify which size dipstick you have to select the appropriate model you need. An easy way to do this is to take a ¾” open ended wrench, and check to see if it will fit over the threads of your dipstick. If it will fit over the threads, then it is a 19mm, if not it is a 27mm. Choose our GE-190 if your dipstick is 19mm, and our GE-98 dipstick if it is 27mm.
Please choose from the options to select the right size for your unit.