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notoriousCDP
Mud Pro
2007/04/14 17:44:02
THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS let me explain my story, when i bought my 700 used, 3 months afterward it needed a new  mechanical waterpump seal at about 50 hrs which is ridiculous, well after about 2 rides it started leaking again and i checked overflow bottle and no dirt or sand, so i fixed it and put a new one in, then after the next ride had a oil seal behind the mechanical seal go out and oil was coming out of the weep hole, then fixed that and of course the waterpump seal went out again less than a couple hours of after getting that fixed, then today was driving the 800 around hauling butt and i had changed the mechical water pump seal on it around christmas and it was leeking today along with alittle bit of oil was was coming out of the weep hole along with the antifreeze.....what gets me when i had my 2002 polaris sportsman 500 ho i had 350hrs on it and only had changed the water pump seal twice and the oil seal none, and on the 500 it poured out of the weep hole not barely leaking like the 700 and 800 are doing now!!!! So yal have an idea of what it is???THANKS
raveer2000
Outlaw
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 17:50:11
Sounds like you need to completely flush out your entire cooling system after you fix it this time
notoriousCDP
Mud Pro
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 17:53:46
oh i do everytime that the weird thing they still keep going out.[:(]
elkbow
Respected Member
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 18:40:31
i had 2000 miles on my 700 and about 500 miles now on my 800, never had a seal go out, so not sure what is happening with yours..
trailrider325
Mud Master
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 18:59:40
3000 mile's on my 700 and i think that's about the only thing that has not bin fixed
pwn3d by mudd
Mud Master
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 19:22:36
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post edited by elkbow - 2007/04/15 11:36:22
pimp800
Outlaw
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 19:24:27
HA! HA!.. been there, done that... all i can say is......I CAN-AM..CAN YOU??????????????? 
notoriousCDP
Mud Pro
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 19:51:14
pwn 3d by mud     nobody asked for ur opinion get over back in the arctic crap forum!!!!! 
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 19:58:20
all i have to say is, dont you love what the bud and water does to these things[;)]
Clubin
Mud Master
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 20:04:17
ORIGINAL: pimp800

HA! HA!.. been there, done that... all i can say is......I CAN-AM..CAN YOU??????????????? 

Yes, but you got a lot of different new problems now, wish you the best of luck though, you'll be back.
fruth04
Trail Rider
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 20:04:48
this is why i dont buy used quads :)
 
my dads 700, the hose clamp was loose right out of hte box and it was leaking antifreeze and looking at it you wouldve sworn it was the water pump. but he tighted the hose clamp and it fixed it... might not be that easy for everyone but just osmething to look at,
notoriousCDP
Mud Pro
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 20:07:07
well fruth when i bought the quad it had 25hrs on it lol !!! and it had not had anything broken or fixed so it was basically brand new!!! and fruth about the hose clamp, the 800 did that the week after we got it and we just tightened it up.
Camo500EFI
Mud Pro
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 20:17:50
I guess without looking at a parts breakdown I start to think something isn't right with the waterpump itself. Something is out of wack and eating the seals maybe???
backinblack700
Super Swamper
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 21:45:51
[;)] if yo havent been puttin in the seals with the correct tool, you could have bent the impeller shaft causing it to spin unevenly therefore blowing seals out like crazy.....
wildthang006
Mud Monster
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 22:24:02
Make sure to clean behind the seal..
CRSBear400
Respected Member
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 22:35:20
I had to change one on my 02' 700 in 06'. I ran a light bead of high-temp copper silicone around the seal and let it cure before adding the antifreeze. Never had a problem after that.
MudSoaked
Mud Master
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 23:26:04
wow that sucks. mines used and i hadnt the slightest problem in that department. actually, i half expected mine to blow up within a week. its really a toss up when you buy one used though, 50% itll be fine 50% something will be wrong. all a game of luck. sorry though, i know how much of a pain in the butt that can be. my mancos waterpump has been replaced twice and seals go like crazy on it. [X(]
 
backinblack700
Super Swamper
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 23:28:37
[;)] also cdp, you need to snorkel the weephole......
river rooter
Mud Master
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/14 23:36:10
i agree with backinblack700, sounds like somthin is outa whack eatin ur seals up
pwn3d by mudd
Mud Master
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/15 07:53:26
u cant tell me what to do when the ppl had the quad b4 they beat the crap out of the quad  they power washd it to make it look like new and traded it in and when u bought it u got stuck with the problem
backinblack700
Super Swamper
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/15 07:58:34
[;)] also cdp, im in the process of replacing mine right now too, but its only the second one ive replaced in 2 years.....
Texas_Outlaw
Mud Master
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/15 09:47:36
I need to change mine again.   This will be my second one, the one thats in it lasted 2 rides.  Mine will flash hot if you let it idle too long and push a few drips out of the weep hole but if you keep the rpms up or just ride it, it will cool fine and not leak from the weep hole.[:-]  I think I'm gonna try what CRSBear400 did when I go in to change it this time.
Full Throttle
Puddle Jumper
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/15 10:03:02
i have seen the hose clamp be the problem more than once.
wayner147
Mud Monster
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/15 14:54:41
whatsthe wheep hole?
robert7192
Super Swamper
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/15 17:12:37
Make sure you have the coolant bottle snorked.  Trash gets in the red cap and into the system and will cause this problem.  I had the same problem until I snorked the coolant bottle.
wayner147
Mud Monster
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/15 17:16:13
oh i get you now...i wanna snorkel my hole bike asap but i dont wanna void my warrenty
 
 
robert7192
Super Swamper
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/15 17:20:00
Well you can snork the coolant bottle and then buy another factory cap so when you take it in for service you just change out the caps and pull your line off.  That is what I did until I moved the radiator and what was the point after that I dont think they will warranty it now.
robert7192
Super Swamper
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/15 17:21:27
The "weep Hole" is directly under the water pump on the motor.  It is a small hole in the cases about the size of a #2 pencil lead.
4wheeln4fun
Mud Maniac
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/16 18:09:03
i think the seals are burning up because your radiator might be stoped up just enough to make the coolant too hot but not hot enough to flash the light, you can pay close attention to the fan, if it runs along time it could be that the radiator is slightly stoped up. mine did the same thing and after i put the pump in i removed the radiator and sure nuff it was clogged up, you couldnt tell by just looking in at it. i removed it and held it up to the sky and i could barley see through it at all. cleaned it with water hose, in a hour or so and no problems so far. i noticed that my fan now comes on and very qwickly goes back off.  like it cools quicker,   
 
good luck
backinblack700
Super Swamper
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/16 18:13:37
[;)] you need to snorkel the hole on the top of the coolant bottle and you also need to snorkel the weep hole too.....
robert7192
Super Swamper
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/17 05:36:27
How are you suppose to snork the wheep hole?  
wayner147
Mud Monster
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/17 12:01:53
how can u snorkel the weep hole
Gorilla6
Mud Bogger
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/17 12:47:38
mine started leaking from the water pump with only 5 miles on it so i replaced it and ran a line from the cap on the over flow bottle to the handle bars and have had no trouble since thats been over 2 years ago
LAWNKILLER
Puddle Jumper
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/17 14:36:17
ORIGINAL: bogginpopo500HO

all i have to say is, dont you love what the bud and water does to these things[;)]

 
I think he ment MUD. Thats the risk you take when riding mud and water.
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/17 17:35:00
you can snorkel the weep hole just by taping it and screwing in a fitting.....its been done before
backinblack700
Super Swamper
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/17 17:43:30
[:D] yes crimb, you snorkel the weephole by tapping the hole out and putting a very small fitting in it, the hose you have to use is very small, but i dont think there will be any problems once the overflow bottle and the weep hole are snorkeled.....
deezelman
Trail Rider
RE: THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!! 2007/04/17 18:33:25
i had trouble with my 05 700 off the show room floor. it was in the shop 3 times before they figured out the oil pump and water pump shaft was bent and was causing it to run off balanced and was eating up the seals. no problems with that for over 9 months