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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Heat coming from console

Hey everyone. I am new to the forum and would appreciate some help.

I just brought home a new Tyrex and rode it around my yard for about 10 minutes. There aren't any fun hills outside my house so we haven't even begun to play with it. Anyway, the heat coming from the console on the Driver's side was pretty much unbearable. It appeared to be shooting the air out through the crack in the console. There was heat on the passenger's side but not like this. I have driven a Rhino for years and not had this sort of problem. The dealer says "there is nothing wrong, it is working perfectly". Has anyone else experienced this sort of problem?

Thanks! Would love to hear any thoughts you have.

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Mountain Girl, Welcome to the HQ! If you search the forums you will find a few threads about the heat issues. It is really noticeable especially when new, as the machine breaks in and clearances wear in to spec there will be less heat generated. reports say by 30 hours there is a big difference. If you have the LE model I suggest raising the windshield about 6-8" higher and that will make a big difference.

Other things you can do is wrap the header pipes with heat wrap that will help a lot, also if you take the console apart and put heat shielding on the back of hte plastic and that will help some. Some people put a towel or jacket alongside the seats to keep the heat from coming up beside the seat. If you do that though you have to be VERY careful, it can slip down and touch the headers and catch on fire. I have read about that happening to someone already.

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There have been reports of heat, keep in mind if you are traveling slowly the motor will run hotter as airflow is reduced.

Is your fan kicking on? Do you have coolant? If you have a windshield try moving it up about six inches and see if that helps.

Also, I have heard reports of the machine running cooler after the motor has broken in some.

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I had a lot of heat issues, was really concerned at first. Felt like it was literally burning your legs. Two things you need to do....get 30 hours on it, and remove the windshield. I have 38 hours now, and I ride almost every day in 95+ deg heat, and it is now toleratable.
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The lack of cab airflow from the LE windshield is the biggest culprit. Move it higher or remove it completely for a major improvement.

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No other way?

I have hundreds of hours on a rhino and I didn't notice any significant heat. I bought the terex not ever thinking I would have any issues. It seems unreasonable to have to start taking pieces of and hoping that will do it. Is there any other way to solve the console heat problems where I do not have to sacrifice my windshield?
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Lift the windshield up a few inches. It will help some.
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I have hundreds of hours on a rhino and I didn't notice any significant heat. I bought the terex not ever thinking I would have any issues. It seems unreasonable to have to start taking pieces of and hoping that will do it. Is there any other way to solve the console heat problems where I do not have to sacrifice my windshield?
Is yours an 2008 they seem to generate more heat because of additional insulation on 2009 and up, are you still running stock exhaust?

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Hey welcome to the forum.Its good that you joined here.I hope you'll get lots of information from here.
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I remove my windshield for the summer, put it back on in fall. Seems to be the best way for me. It is way cooler in the hot weather that way.
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