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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2008, 07:16 PM
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Overheating?

Hey guys and gals new guy here and first post so i hope to make it a good one....I have a 2007 Honda Rancher with about 400 miles on it and after riding it for a bit while sitting still the fan will come on but the red light where its overheating comes on and the fan doesnt shut off...if i start riding again the red light goes off but the fan will stay on for a bit then finally go off. But if i sit for a minute the fan comes back on and the red light comes back on. Any ideas what my problem might be,,,any help at all will be appreciated

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2008, 01:20 PM
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From past experience, I would check radiator, even if it looks clean on outside I would run a garden hose and wash it all out 1st. you can get quite bit of dirt built up in it.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-02-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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well the ranchers dont have radiadors they have oil coolers unless it is a rancher 420 whitch has a radiator. but if u a rancher AT 400 u do have the air cooled withj the oil cooler

that light is there to tell when the oil is getting hot and ur fan is engaged
now remember the rancher is air cooled and has a oil cooler. but the oil cooler is not going to keep it totally cool at a stand still. it is not as good as a liquid cooled engine. but it keeps the cost of the quad down.
the oil cooler is there for slow moveing. but it still needs air blowing at the engine

so keep on the move and get air blowing at the engine
i wouldent worry about over heating unless u have it idleing for a VERY LONG time with no movement.
just make shure u are filled up on oil and u will have no problems

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