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: 2002 500 xc sp overheating issues.

03-10-2002, 01:35 PM

I have been having many overheating issues this year and a skidoo tech informed me that he has come across many of these 500 XC SP sleds with this issue. My dealer confirms this. There is a problem with a warped overfill bottle neck. This is keeping the pressure too low in the system. Needs to be 13psi. I have run with liquid cooled yamaha and acrtic cat sleds and I am the only one shutting down. I think we need to put the "heat" on polaris if others are seeing this let me know.


paul yarek
03-10-2002, 02:24 PM
*if my memory serves me right there is a recall on this sled for that. i will look and see.

03-10-2002, 05:53 PM
Try this web site. Robs site has a lot of info on 2002 Poo's in general and the overheating in peticular.
* *www.robertlyonsphotography.com
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Tom

paul yarek
03-10-2002, 06:12 PM
*xcrtom is right but i go to the site through www.hardcoresledder.com

xc 600
03-10-2002, 06:38 PM
My buddy has an 01 xc sp 500 and is having the same overheating problem. *His problem was just that the rad cap was not holding pressure and the sled was overheating. *Easy fix but took a little time to figure this out.

03-10-2002, 09:57 PM
Polaris will be sending letters to owners of 2002 model polaris xc's. My dealer called me 3-8-02 to ask me if I have experienced overheating trouble. I have not with my 02 600 but many people have with the 500/600/700/800 models. He also said polaris is sending all dealerships the parts to update. I understand it is an additional heat exchanger to be plumbed into the rear of the chassis, and will be performed by your dealership. I will wait for the notice and bring it in to have the update done regardless. You will hear from Polaris soon. http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif

03-10-2002, 10:40 PM
There are issues like the others have stated, and it is most prevalent on M-10 equipped sleds it seems. Dealers will be doing a few things, An add on heat exchanger, longer snowflaf to keep the dust on the exchangers, new coolant bottle, and TPS re-adjust to approximately 3.75 volts. I read on another forum about someone who had troubles all winter, they did all the above items, and in 1200 miles of riding no more problems.

03-10-2002, 10:50 PM
Thanks to all who responded.... all great helpful information. I feel a little better about the $$$$ I spent on this machine now!!