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I just noticed that the reservoir in my 05 Sportsman 800 is empty. This can't be good is it?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 01:36 PM
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Just fill it to the cold line when the machine is fully cooled down. Also pop your radiator cap off, and fill it full if it isnt. As long as your machine hasnt overheated on you, you are fine and havent caused any damage with the bottle empty.

Keep your eye on the bottle. It should always be about the cold line when the machine is cold, and should be full when the machine is at running temperature.



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Might want to take a look at the weep hole on the water pump, and also check your oil for that milky color. Just in case you've got a leak somewhere.

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Might want to take a look at the weep hole on the water pump, and also check your oil for that milky color. Just in case you've got a leak somewhere.
Just got back from the garage. Oil looks good. Opened the radiator cap, there is coolant in there....seems to be full. Tomorrow I will get some coolant and add it to the reservoir bottle. What kind of coolant is it or do I have to get the stuff from the stealership?

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  • Fender guards with Foot Pegs
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Any ethylene glycol based coolant mixed at 50/50 or 60/40 coolant-water will work just fine for you. You probably have some laying around your garage for your cars.



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Any ethylene glycol based coolant mixed at 50/50 or 60/40 coolant-water will work just fine for you. You probably have some laying around your garage for your cars.
Are you sure that's all it is? Polaris doesn't use anything special for coolant?

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  • Fender guards with Foot Pegs
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[QUOTE=KevGuy;73272 Are you sure that's all it is? Polaris doesn't use anything special for coolant?[/QUOTE]

Cant understand why you would think that? Maybe youll find it on the shelf next to the 2W-50 oil.

Seriously I hope it doesnt take special coolant I have just used regular old green prestone.

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Any ethylene glycol based coolant mixed at 50/50 or 60/40 coolant-water will work just fine for you. You probably have some laying around your garage for your cars.
Are you sure that's all it is? Polaris doesn't use anything special for coolant?
Positive. It is the most convential coolant around. If its green, likey it is okay to use. The bottle should say what it is based of off. As long as it says ethylene glycol based, your good to go with whatever brand.

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Any ethylene glycol based coolant mixed at 50/50 or 60/40 coolant-water will work just fine for you. You probably have some laying around your garage for your cars.
Are you sure that's all it is? Polaris doesn't use anything special for coolant?
Positive. It is the most convential coolant around. If its green, likey it is okay to use. The bottle should say what it is based of off. As long as it says ethylene glycol based, your good to go with whatever brand.

I am 100% about this.
thanks all.

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  • Rear Passenger Seat
  • Fender guards with Foot Pegs
  • Hand and Thumb Warmers
  • Front & Rear Brush Guards
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