• I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.

    A Group Buy here on SnoWestOnline.com would be a situation where a normal member (non vendor or mfg) personally collects orders from other members. That member then uses those orders to negotiate a better price with the Vendor/Mfg for HIS/HER "Group" of buyers.

    Here is an example of a viable "Group Buy"

    http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269222

    A promotion that has the words "Group Buy" in the title is still a promotion, and from the rules that were handed down to me by Harris Publications is that non-advertisers cannot run promotions or open sales programs on the forums outside of the swapmeet.

    If a members wants to become a group buy manager, maintain a thread and collect the funds and negotiate a group buy... as a member, you are welcome to do that as long as you are not attached to the business of the vendor or Mfg.

    If you are a vendor/MFG and you want to offer an EXCLUSIVE "SnoWestOnline ONLY" promotion that is exclusive to snowest readers, please contact me and you'll be able to put it up in the Polaris forums.

    Also, before any vendors/mfgs get all "riled up" over this know that the moderators are strictly volunteers and do not receive a dime from any advertising $$ spent on this site.

    As ALWAYS, since DAY ONE of me becoming a moderator, I have pioneered, supported and encouraged vendors and mfgs in getting the word out to our readers with "New Product Announcements.

    Have a great season.

    From this point on, all vendors/mfg's promoting Pre-Season tiered sales programs, in the Polaris Forums, that are not paid advertisers will be appropriately moved to the swapmeet section of the forums.

    MH

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damx enlightened me on a temp sensor issue.
We had 3 this week. If your having running issues. Watch your temp gauge. If it’s cycling from 100* to cold engine when it’s at normal operating temp it’s bad. It raises havoc with fueling and timing.
Polaris changed the sensor in 2020.
damx bought one for a 2006 Toyota Tacoma, looks like a direct replacement. Thank you sir.
 

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Sounds like Polaris is on backorder until March with the update kit. Which includes a harness and sender.
Gregg sent me these pics of the parts he picked up at his auto parts store. CAC4AC51-D0A6-421E-B270-99265B07955A.jpeg . E0ED2FA7-43DB-497F-981A-2E9684666898.jpeg
 

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is this a new update for all 850s including 2020s? or did the 2020s come with these updates already?
 

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Sounds like Polaris is on backorder until March with the update kit. Which includes a harness and sender.
Gregg sent me these pics of the parts he picked up at his auto parts store. View attachment 337985 . View attachment 337984

Without doing to much research I am assuming that these are compatible to stock sensors and you then do a splice with the “standard motor” harness into the factory connector? I had some intermittent cold engine flashes coming up on my last ride. Would be nice to have a replacement handy.


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Without doing to much research I am assuming that these are compatible to stock sensors and you then do a splice with the “standard motor” harness into the factory connector? I had some intermittent cold engine flashes coming up on my last ride. Would be nice to have a replacement handy.


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damx is still running it.
I would buy the pigtail and re-pin the new connector to the original harness. It would look like the factory replacement.
 
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This issues been talked about big time on the FB 850 group I'm in. 19 an 20s having issues. Guys suggest packin the 20 with dielectric grease to keep the pins from vibrating. Pics are a 2020. Also I did some testing and made some jumpers at 1.2kohms so a guy dosent get stranded in the back country. With jumper installed she reads right around 100F. I have only garage tested but gave the idea to a member in there with his 2019 that the wire broke and he said it ran perfect for a half day with the jumper installed. Just gotta make sure your in snow to keep it cool. 20200114_174823.jpg 20200114_175220.jpg

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After seeing the issue on FB on my 2019 I cut the zip tie and pulled the rubber grommet that holds around the sensor off. On the 2019s the harness comes right out of the sensor without a connection and guys were saying the wires were breaking off right at the top of the sender. So then I slid the rubber wire protector up and put a bunch of silicone on the wires and the top of the sender. Slid the rubber wire protector back down. Reinstalled rubber grommet with zip tie. Then on the adapter (pigtail) I tied it up so it was secured on either side of the connector. Also, I have a 1K ohm resister in my stuff so if I do fail in the mountains I can push it into the connector and tape it on to ride.
 

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It's in the pics above. Sensor is tx40. I've done some looking and you would have to get the harness part too. Dosent look like the same connector as the 2020 harness on the sensor.

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This is ridiculous.
This new motor was suppose to have eliminated all of the electrical gremlins the old 800 had and be more reliable.

WtF Polaris.

I have to carry spare relays, TSS bypass, and now a temp sensor bypass, as well as 2 sets of spare plugs!

Frustrated ?‍♂️

Thanks gents for passing on this valuable info, hate for something simple like this to strand anyone out in a tough spot...
 

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I noticed today, my temp read 130 f all day in the deep and even after shutting down for breaks, upon fire up , my temp was still 130ish , my sled run burrbly after startup untill the coolant actually warmed up. The road ride home with scratchers down I was reading140 ish. I wonder if this still falls under a faulty sensor?
 

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Just a fyi, GMC 3.6 L engine sensor works also.
 

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Wondering, when you have water temp sensor problem, does the check engine light come on and an error code come up on the dash?
At least a new water temp sensor isn’t ridiculously priced. It’s only about $55. On my 20’ 850 at 200 miles my exhaust temp sensor went out. Was replaced under warranty. Retail polaris on that little part is $200. After some research found out it’s the same part number as the 800. Also found out it’s the same sensor used in a number of GM trucks that retails for about $40 at autozone. Since I have an 18’ 800 and a 20’ 850 and ride with a number of guys with polaris sleds I bought an extra I keep in the trailer.
 
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