View Full Version : Overheating?
01-21-2008, 08:51 PM
I have a 98 xc 700. I went to ride it today and about 5 minutes after i had it started and ran it up the street and back it over heated. Just Completely shut down. What should i look to do to fix it?
If you let it warm up for a long time and not much snow on the street, it would overheat. A buddys sled overheated in -20 weather. Let it cool down for a few, got it in some snow and alls good. jus sayin
01-21-2008, 09:23 PM
should i let it run at idle for a whyle and see if it over heats?
If its cold, let it idle for 5min, give or take, and run it around in plenty of snow n see what happens. It is full of coolant, right?
01-21-2008, 10:18 PM
I had a sled out this past weekend. -10 F and it started to run warm down a logging road. When I put it on a lake and got in some powder everything was fine after that. After I got back to the cabin I found out that the snow flap on the back was gone!! Without that spray of snow coming at the cooler it doesn't take long for a sled to overheat.
01-22-2008, 09:33 AM
it has coolant in it. i was talking to my buddy and he said i might have to put the front end up in the air and run it and get the air pockets out?? And another guy said check the thermostat? i just got some snow today where i'm at so i will try it in more snow and see what happens
01-23-2008, 10:03 PM
Check your water pump or belt. I had the same problem once and found out the water pump bearing failed and through the belt. Overheated in minutes
03-15-2008, 07:31 PM
I have a 02 xc800 that was over heating a low speeds. Asked mtydealer about it & he said it needs to run but we ride in a high traffic area that doesn't always allow that so I put a hot seat extra cooler in & have not had a problem since. Good luck