View Full Version : 800 running hot
01-01-2010, 09:17 PM
I have a 03 mxz 800 (old body) in less I'm running in good powder the hot light (edit light) comes on. I have flushed the antifreeze, new thermostat, tunnel, and flap are in good shape. A skidoo mechanic told me that this was normal.
01-08-2010, 08:21 AM
That happens on my 600 classic also. I check my coolant bottle everyday before I ride.
Have to add about an ounce everyday but can't see any leaks and sled is running fine.
01-12-2010, 07:22 AM
Sounds like you're not getting enough snow up under the tunnel to cool your heat exchanger.
May try Ice Scratchers, or add a small radiator under the hood.
01-16-2010, 03:58 PM
The explanation i got from my dealer is skidoo cut the cooler size in half to save weight. i had the same trouble with my 03 500 mxz riding with the kids in the yard. The half size is in contrast to my 97 formula z which had no heating issues. Newer isnt always better i guess.
03-25-2010, 12:58 PM
Better late then never i also have an 03 MXZ Rev 800 it ran hot since i got it found out the Y-pipe was cracked so check there or if yours also has a gage make sure you have the right sending unit in the head as there are two types i've found out.