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Old 01-25-2011, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2000 Polaris Trail Touring 550

Brand new here and wanted to join for awhile so I did!

Was wondering. There is a thing called a "Heat Plug" on the top of my motor that is threaded with nothing in it. It has a rubber plug that covers the hole. What is that for? I tried looking on line but do luck. Any ideas?

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Old 01-25-2011, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum! I looked online too. The Polaris diagrams show a corresponding hole in the head, but no mention of what goes in it. It could be that the engine is used for other applications which has something that goes in the hole in the head and the heat plug is to keep the dirt out. Best guess... Now you have me curious!
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Welcome to the forum! I looked online too. The Polaris diagrams show a corresponding hole in the head, but no mention of what goes in it. It could be that the engine is used for other applications which has something that goes in the hole in the head and the heat plug is to keep the dirt out. Best guess... Now you have me curious!

Yep, I'm still gonna look too! The only reason I knew it was there is I lost a piston last weekend and am fixing it. Thank goodness I know how to do it cause the dealer would want a fortune. The piston failing was "shame on me". The piston and sleeve were shot because of water in the gas. Going from the cold to the heated shop created a ton of condensation and I did NOT add dry gas to it like I should have.
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ahh, that stinks. If I had to rely on the dealer to repair all my mistakes, I would be in the poor house!! And I know that this forum has my back if I get into something that's not working right!!
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