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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-23-2008, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Overheating Teryx

Have any of you had a problem with the Teryx getting too hot? I'm not talking about heat in the cab, that is solved by removing the windsheild. I am talking about the engine overheating. This weekend, I was riding in the river bed at about 3/4 to full pedal for about 30 min. or so, when I happened to look at the digital dash, and the temp symbol was blinking on and off. I slowed down to about 20mph for about 5 to 6 min., and it went away. I don't know how long the indicator had been blinking, but the coolant tank is full. The outside temp was 102 Deg. F, but I had only been riding hard for around 30 min.
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I haven't had this problem with mine. I was on a pretty fast paced run last weekend on some hard pack and the fan was working but it never overheated.

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My fan was working and the radiator is not clogged or anything. I was riding in really soft sand and on the gas pretty hard the whole time. I usually do not pay attention to the digital dash while riding, but I looked down to see how fast that I hit a sand hill, and noticed the indicator blinking, I was doing 58 mph according to the digi-dash. I slowed down and after a few minutes the indicator went off. Now it has me wondering how many times this thing has flashed and I didn't notice it. I wish that it had an alarm or would make some sort of loud sound.
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I wonder if that aluminum fan that Muzzy sells is worthwhile? I plan to talk to them at Dunefest next week.
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My recommendation is to make sure your radiator is clean on the outside and completely remove any anti-freeze, fill it with water and add some brand of water wetter. Anything with anti-freeze in it will not cool as well.

Plain water is best for cooling but it causes corrosion, the water wetter breaks the surface tension of water and has a corrosion inhibitor in it.

Then during winter, just drain some water out and add some antifreeze back in. Adding it with the water wetter will not hurt anything during the winter.



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I have had very good luck with Engine Ice - you run it 100% in place of Antifreeze or water and in my experience it solved my overheating problem with my 350cc big bored 250R

http://www.engineice.cc/
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Will the Engine Ice work as an anti-freeze in the winter as well, or would I have to drain the radiator and add anti-freeze each winter?
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They say it will serve as antifreeze. What I know though is anything with anti-freeze in it will not cool as good as plain water. As said above plain water won't do for corrosion and won't lubricate either.

This is where the water wetter comes in. Go down to a local autozone and pick up Water Wetter brand, drain and flush your antifreeze out then refill with water and water wetter.

Next winter, drain some of the water out and then add back with antifreeze for a near 50/50 mix for winter use, then repeat the whole process next summer.

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Todd, Have you tested Engine Ice? If so I'd love to see your results. I was a big plain water and water wetter guy and I was having overheating issues. I tried Engine ice and the overheating problem went away. Nothing else really changed, just the coolant I was using.

If yyou haven't tested it, how would you test it, See what one boiled first?
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I have not tested it and like you said would not know how. Not much use in HW testing it as would not sell it. Not that anything is wrong with it except you can buy it anywhere making us selling it a moot point.

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