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Old 01-02-2013, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Edge 600 overheating

I had problems over heating this past weekend. The computer went into safety mode and retarded the spark so the sled wouldn't go over 45mph. I have the track extension and have researched that I should put an extra heat exchanger in to help with cooling. Has anyone done this before?
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You have m10 suspension ?? I added the extra heat exchanger last year when I had a overheat issue. Proper bleeding is a PITA on them. BTW how you like the 136"?? I'm considering it
http://www.snowmobileforum.com/polar...-tunnel-o.html
PS: Check the hose near recoil as mine had rubbed and caused pin hole. Also check your resivoir top neckfor egg shaping or the cap stops stripped.

EDIT: Can I see some pix of the sled w/ extension??
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Also make sure it isn't a bad heat sensor before you put on another exchanger. They are known to go bad. How long were you running before the temp light came on? Did it stay on? Were you riding in MI in decent snow?


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Wasted income: I have pics of the install and finished product, PM with your email and I will send them. I absolutely love the 136" and consider it a must have!

XLT: There was plenty of snow, had over a foot. I lost all the lights on the side of the temp light so I am not sure it came on. I installed a temp gauge and it was getting up there around 200. I thought it may also be the thermostat since the return tube wasn't too hot to touch.

I have heard that the 600's have the issue with overheating even on the standard 121" track. I will put the exchanger on anyways to help with it and then check the sensor and thermostat.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This past week I installed an Aux cooler in order to fix my overheating issues. This past weekend I went riding and on day one started the sled up and let it warm up then drove it less than 1/10 of a mile and the sled went back into limp mode. I have done some research today and it seems that this could be a bad heat sensor. It seems that the 2001 and 2002 edge 600 motors had a bad issue with these failing. Does this seem like my problem? The part is $20 from the dealer for that price I have to see if that is the case.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have heard of the same issue with the temp sensor. I have a digi temp gun to compare temps, A ryobi like mine from home depot isn't much but more the a $20 sensor. When she hits limp, does FEEL overheated?
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it doesn't seem to feel overheated, the coolant tubes are warm but not too hot to touch.
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Re: Edge 600 overheating

Well it sounds like temp sensor then. The aux cooler wont hurt,lol. How'd u like cutting the tunnel??? Mind sending me them pix and specs ?? I sent pm

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It's very likely the temp sensor. I would replace it. They do tend to go bad. Had to do mine on the 02 this year. Problem was solved


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i dont mean to sound stupid,but where is the factory temp sending unit ?
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i dont mean to sound stupid,but where is the factory temp sending unit ?
On top of head
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working at a dealership i can tell you we replace quite a few temp sensors, sounds like thats what you have going on.
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I just went through that problem on my 02 edge x 800. Mine wasnt actually overheating just getting the temp light and limp mode at 3/4 to full throttle, I replaced the coolant jug and temp sensor, bled the air, and havent had a problem since. The coolant bottles dont pressurize if their not perfect and have a tendancy to strip being a plastic bottle with a metal cap. The Temp sensor is as easy as changing a plug but use a bit of teflon tape on the threads. It all cost less than 30$ total. Hope this helps you!
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I replaced the temp sensor yesterday. Same exact problem, after a few minutes the sled bogs right down and then shut off. Tried restarting it and didn't have any lights while trying. Let it sit a few minutes and it started up and then bogged right down idling real low around 500 rpm. I now am concerned it may be the CDI box. Any help with what to diagnose next would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Edge 600 overheating

I have a spare cdi box kicking around

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Grab the part number off your cdi. I have a used spare I can sell you if you want. It's for my 02 Xc 600. I am in the Detroit area.


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Part number is 2201980 on the box. I have gotten some other feedback that it may be the stock reeds failing. Does this sound possible?
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The cdi I have is the right one... I saw the coolant bottle was mentioned in previous answers. Did you check the top of the bottle to be sure it's not ovaled? This could also cause the same problem. Assume you also checked the thermostat?


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we have the same sled, same thing happened to us. ended up changing the bottle and the temp sensor. how ever the real problem was air in the system.
what we did was have someone warm it up bring back and park on a slight hill nose up. burp air/ refill bottle and repeat while running. repeat until level does not change. the manual somewhat states the samething. it took a bunch of trys. something extra i did was set a pop bottle up as a overflow/ recovery so overflow could be monitored. fill the bottle up about a 3rd let the sled cool down, let the vac fill system make sure hose is under coolant level.
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zobenv - Did you get a temp light with it happening? I have never had to open the coolant bottle so not sure how there would be air bubbles.

XLT - Haven't checked the thermostat, didnt think that would be it since it does it first thing. The sled temp was under 100 and still had it happen. Also can you PM with the price your thinking.

Is there a way to check if your reeds are functioning?
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