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.
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.
The larger the bypass hose the worse the cooling will be. The bypass sytem on the poo's are half the trouble to overheating. They recirculate to much hot coolant right back into the pump, and not through the heat exchangers.
the T stat in a poo head does not block off the bypass circuit when the stat opens, it just keeps pumping hot coolant to the pump. thats why i redoo my cooling system with a xcr stat that will close off one of the output circuits.
Some of the head kits come with a second "reducer" bushing to allow the smaller factory fitting to be screwed into the large opening in the head. Its nothing different from what you can buy in a plumbing shop/home center. A couple of the Polaris models (like the Escape) used the larger fitting, so this is what the aftermarket companies did with the heads. Incidently, Polaris DOES have a thermostat that completely blocks the bypass passage, but it's only on a couple engines (mostly small-blocks) for reasons I don't understand.