• 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"


    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.


Coolant Change Help Required

Jan 10, 2020
I want to change the coolant on my 99 600 rmk as it is probably it's original coolant. I recently bought the service manual and it does not even explain how to do this. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Not at all impressed with the new service manual.
Jan 10, 2020
I also picked up a new water pump belt and I need help to change this as I have read on here that the original belt is prone to failure. Again the manual does not include this procedure also. Thanks


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Jul 3, 2001
Water pump belt procedure is in the engine section on page 3.50 . As far as draining coolant I had that same sled for 12,500 miles and never changed the coolant. I guess the best place to do so would be to remove one of the coolant hoses from the water pump and let it drain. If you do drain it make sure you bleed the air out of the system when you refill it. You can find the procedure on page 3.85. I don't believe it mentions lifting the front end of the sled but it helps to get the air out of the tunnel coolers if the front end is higher.
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Jan 10, 2020
My sled is a 1999 and probably still has the original coolant, and I want to change it. I do not have the same book as you do. My book that I bought this year from Polaris is the 1999 universal snow, owners safety and maintenance manual, pages numbered 1-148. Thank you for the information. Also I would not be asking for help if it was in my manual, as I stated when I opened this thread.
Jun 13, 2020
The water siphon belt method is in the motor segment on page 3.50. To the extent depleting coolant I had that equivalent sled for 12,500 miles and never changed the coolant. I surmise the best spot to do so is expel one of the coolant hoses from the water siphon and let it channel. On the off chance that you do deplete it ensures you drain the let some circulation into of the framework when you top off it.
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