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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2000, 11:08 PM
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overheating while idling

Our ski-doo mxz600 overheated while idling, it was idling for about 10 minutes, is this normal? Also the main belt started slipping, and looked like it was scraping against the metal protector. Anyone else had this problem?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2000, 03:01 AM
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Re: overheating while idling

i would thik that it could idle a little longer than 10 min.,but maybe not because there's not snow cooling the heat exchangers off.so its probably normal for this sled.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2000, 09:44 AM
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Re: overheating while idling

Was this on first start of the day or were you riding and then let it idle? First start of the day it should idle longer than that before it overheats. After you have been driving it you should shut it off rather than let it idle for that long. Are you referring to the belt guard? It is normal to see some belt junk on there but you shouldn't get scrape marks from the drive belt unless it was not fastened down properly or you are carrying too much weight on the guard and causing it to flex.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2000, 12:55 PM
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Re: overheating while idling

This may be to simple but if it has a belt driven water pump check belt tension.

post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2000, 12:34 AM
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Re: overheating while idling

I have a 700 engine that was running hot after it idled for a while so i changed the thermostat that took care of it. if your sled had any work done to the engine and its been overheating ever since you got it back, you probally need to check and see that all the air has been bled from the system. they will trap air pockets in the system, and cause it to over heat after it has run for a period of time.

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