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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-13-2009, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant Overflow Going Empty!

I checked and the overflow was full when it was new. After a day of riding with the family everything seemed fine. I took it out on a harder ride with just me I was cruising along at about 35mph on the sand highway and the temperature light started to blink. I slowed down to about 20mph and and after maybe 5 minutes or so it stopped blinking. The next day I checked the overflow and it was empty. I added distilled water to the full mark and we went for a few rides and when we came back the overflow was empty again. I haven't ever gotten the high temp indication again. We were done riding for the weekend when I saw it empty again for the second time so I haven't got to fill it and see if it would go empty again. Anybody else experience this on their new Teryx? I am hoping it was just some air in the system. Since I can't get my hood off with taking off my whole four seat cage I was just barely able to get the radiator cap off and dip my finger in it and with my pinkie I could touch coolant.
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Sure hope it is not like my Rhino is right not. I either have a blown head gasket or cracked head.

I would just take it back to the dealer instead of figuring it out myself.

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Yes I had the same problem, mine was eating coolant like it was goin outta style. I never got a solid answer from anyone at the dealership as to why it was doing that.Wish I had an explanation for you
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So did it stop doing it?
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Well on that same trip my engine blew up so I cant tell ya cause its still sittin in the garage broke
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Sure hope it is not like my Rhino is right not. I either have a blown head gasket or cracked head.

I would just take it back to the dealer instead of figuring it out myself.

Todd
I hate having other people work on my stuff. If it was just a head gasket I would rather just do it myself. I really hope it was just some air in the system. I only refilled it once so far and that is only like maybe two cups of water. I hope it didn't get too hot when the temp indication started flashing. I think I saw it right away because I kept looking at my speed and slowed down to like 20+ mph right away and was just cruising and it was like 70 degreas out. One other thing I know I have seen some Teryx with a little screen over the radiator. Do they all have that? I am wondering if SDR took mine off for some reason.

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I know the feeling.

This one is hard to figure out on the net. Mine is pushing foam and air bubbles out of the radiator. Taking it apart today.



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Yeah once I have a chance to dig into it I am sure I will be able to figure it out pretty quickly assuming there is a problem and the thing just didn't have air in the system. I can just do a leak down test to see if it is a head gasket. The hardest part will just be getting at everything to do the work. I am not looking forward to taking that bed delete four seater cage off. The whole cage and back seats and doors and everything come off as one unit. Now I wish I would have taken this thing out for one trip before having all this work done. The power steering I got from you works awesome by the way. Nice being able to drive in the dunes with one hand on the wheel and your drink in the other hand.
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the boys took the heads off mine last night it also was burnning water had been hot 1 or two times because of MUD got 4 bent vales maybe more
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You guys are not making me feel very good about my situation.
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