• I am getting worn out moving your "For sale" threads, including loosely veiled sales pitches for "How much is it worth) or Wanted to buy to the swapmeet.

    I will no longer be moving them for you as I have been in the past.

    Some days are 20 per day.

    If I see it, it will get deleted.

    I try to help you...please try to help me.

    Thanks.
  • 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

BYPASS THERMOSTAT UPGRADE (PREVIOUSLY $28 upgrade)

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Ok I just read through every post from the beginning and there is one question that I have that had been asked that had never really been answered. Where do you find an aluminum washer that's 34 mm OD and 27 mm ID. I saw longhandle or who ever said they made them but does it have to be 27 mm ID? What if it was 25mm? Or 20? Is there one that that would work in standard measurements? Like 1" id? And does it have to be aluminum? Can it be copper or stainless steel? I have all the parts but this damn washer. My local hardware stores don't have it, I've called bolt and hardware suppliers, I've looked on line, I would like to know where all you found that washer. At one time it was said here they were being made for $10, I'm thinking that's the way to go. Please can someone give me some answers?! Thanks!
the washer acts as a restrictor to help control the coolant flow , I would think you could buy these as restrictor plates in an automotive speed shop
 

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For anyone else wondering how well this works, I can tell you it does!!

I'm running a 163 / X3 and trail temps with "Ice Storm" scratchers down and a PDP long flap would be about 127 to 130. I did this and now trail temps with scratchers down are about 107 to 111. I'm not sure how much the longer flap really helps but it was on for both tests. I might actually try a shorter PDP flap next year and see how that works too. This long one can be a pain sometimes.
 

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Anyone installed this on a std RMK? Pics?

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So honest question here,

I religiously let my pro warm up to 120 before it even moves. The one time i didn't do that I had a bog till it hit 120 it seemed. After that she ran fine all day long. Never has bogged on me since.

So my question would be, are there any cons of the machine running cooler, such as the trail temps of 107 as previously stated or ???
 

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I ran temps of 98 all last season (light engine load and in 2+" snow), no issues. Supposedly that is on the verge of too cool though.

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So honest question here,

I religiously let my pro warm up to 120 before it even moves. The one time i didn't do that I had a bog till it hit 120 it seemed. After that she ran fine all day long. Never has bogged on me since.

So my question would be, are there any cons of the machine running cooler, such as the trail temps of 107 as previously stated or ???
What you experienced is cold pipe bog.
The pro likes a hot pipe.
 

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I am considering doing this the upgrade to my 14 pro. I got a price of $130 for the complete kit from Rodgers Sport center in Wyoming. I am trying to save money but do upgrades that are worthwhile. Is this something I should seriously consider?
 

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I hear ppl saying this mod actually can bring engine temp to low when travelling in good snow conditions. Any truth in that?

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I hear ppl saying this mod actually can bring engine temp to low when travelling in good snow conditions. Any truth in that?

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I don't thin so.

I've ran mine with this update and have been in crappy snow and good snow and it runs more consistent. Marginal snow, it runs cooler and in good snow it runs about the same. I'm very happy with this upgrade, so far.

For this season, I did change back to the short snow flap, so we'll see how this changes things.
 

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I am considering doing this the upgrade to my 14 pro. I got a price of $130 for the complete kit from Rodgers Sport center in Wyoming. I am trying to save money but do upgrades that are worthwhile. Is this something I should seriously consider?
Yes, it helps stabilize temps and decrease warmup times.
 

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i gutted my stock t stat and used the remaining ring and rubber gasket for my seal, instead of silicone and no more leaks.



TRS you should get the 2013 snowest inovation award, theres alot of members on here that would hav went bald from pullin thier hair out without this fix, i bought a tied , several springs, weights,and helixes tryin to fix a power problem and in the end it was a 45$ fix...

tks man



jeff



I gutted mine to this. Also running the lip up as per stock as looks like the coolant goes up the case into the heads and up thru the housing.
 

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i just done this to my friends 2013 swtbck .

I plumbed in the BRP T mixing valve just like the picture and write up .

Due to limited access to fittings , I left the front cooler intact and plumbed in as is .

The system works very good , just as advertised in the opening statements of this thread .

breaking trail below 20 mph temps at 105

loose packed trail below 30 mph temps at 118

loose packed trail above 30 mph temps at 107

ambiant temps above or just at freezing ,heavy wet clammy snow

Took a brp renegade out on back to back run and it ran 25 degrees higher than the polaris , temps are extrolated due to the BRP use of bars vice numerical value

very good mod highly recommended

I also used pre mix besides the engine oil pump
 

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A sort of bump for the thread but I found this off Terra alps site, they claim to have tested the T-stat flows and comparing to their own... but it does go to show you how little the stock T-stat flows, that said however who knows how many liters in a minute the stock pro flows but 11L in a minute isn't much so I'd take a good guess that it would move more than that for sure. That being said the doo t-stat certainly is much better than stock and the price is great.

"We flow tested our Terra Alps thermostat, the stock Polaris stat, the stock Skidoo XP stat and another companies. We soaked the stats in 130'f hot water til stats were open then flowed 130'f hot water thru them for 1 minute recording how much they flowed. The Terra Alps thermostat flowed 33.4L of water in 1 minute, the stock XP stat flowed 26.05L in 1 minute, the stock Polaris stat flowed 11.3L of water in 1 minute and the other brand flowed only 11.85L in 1 minute. The Terra Alps Racing thermostat kit flows 3 times more water then stock thermostat and runs cooler. Making more HP!"
 

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I run the terra alps unit, works great. I see 98-110 for temps most of the time.

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