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Old 09-13-2005, 09:28 AM
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Polaris thermostat

Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes an aftermarket thermostat for a Polaris twin(2004.5), or does anyone know of a vehicle thermostat that fits this type of machine that someone can pick up at Canadian Tire? Polaris sells a thermostat for anywhere between $47.00 to $64.00 depending on when it was built. This is a little steep. Thermostat went on me at the Marchand derby.
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Old 09-13-2005, 09:59 AM
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Buddy has an 04 700 polaris that kept over heating in Marchand as well. Is the thermostat a know problem? His rad was clean and not caked with mud but his temp light kept coming on.
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Buddy has an 04 700 polaris that kept over heating in Marchand as well. Is the thermostat a know problem? His rad was clean and not caked with mud but his temp light kept coming on.
my wife was riding the quad so I'm not quite sure what happened? The hot light went on and she turned off the quad. Fan was still running so it is not that sensor. Talked to Polaris guys and they informed me that it probably wasn't the pump. My rad had just got washed and you can see through it. Quad never hit any mud or deep water that day either. I took out the thermostat and tested it to see if it would move under heat and nothing happened. That baby is toast. I've never heard of a problem with them before, so I'm guessing that mine is an isolated case.

A buddy of mine had the same problem your buddy had but his was because the fan wasn't kicking in. The wire for the sensor was sheared.
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If the overheat light is coming on but the fan is not running, then you have an airlock. The sensor for the overheat is on the block. The sensor for the fan is on the rad. If there is not enough coolant flowing to the rad, then you get overheat condition with no fan. Here's what you do: Engine cold, remove rad cap, start up bike, let it warm up while keeping the rad full to capacity. Once the rad starts to overflow, put rad cap back on and you should be good to go. This is assuming that your fan is operational.
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If your thermostat isn't opening up, try boiling it in 50/50 vinegar and water. That should clean it up. It's worth a try.
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The fan is working fine. He kept turning off the quad but letting the fan run to cool it off.
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"The fan is working fine. He kept turning off the quad but letting the fan run to cool it off."

I bet you the rad was dirty. You have to make sure you can see daylight through them. Lots of guys have been fooled before.
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If your thermostat isn't opening up, try boiling it in 50/50 vinegar and water. That should clean it up. It's worth a try.
Thanks...I'll try it. Can't hurt.
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My 04 500 was overheating last winter and it was just an airlock in the system, My coolant pissed out the top from the overflow, i thought it was the thermostat sticking . All i did was lifted the front end off the ground ( DROVE IT UP RAMPS ) and let it run with the rad cap off till all the air was out, i let it run for almost an hour. After that i havnt had a problem and its been almost a year now....
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When i took my bike apart to repair the front diff the rad was out so I washed it in the shower. Man was it dirty even though i had cleaned it with a garden hose. So ya I can see problems with a plugged rad and overheating.
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Another thing to keep your Poo from overheating is to put spacers between the rad and the fan shroud about 1/4 to 1/2 " or cut the bottom of the plastic to let the dirt and crap fall out there is no space and crap piles up and stays in there it can't get out. This will fix alot of overheating problems. Like PX3 said those rads look clean but when you take them out and clean them you would be supprised. Get longer bolts and make some spacers and the problem should be fixed.
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