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post #181 of 283 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 07:11 PM
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I've had this oil in the air box problem since day one. I now have 2159 miles. My dealer where my maintenance is done has been outstanding, working with me and Polaris trying to get this issue resolved. I've had new labyrinths, holes drilled in labyrinths, felt removed etc. to no avail.

My warranty had expired on Jan 29/12. I took it to them again on Jan 30/12 after another ride and finding more oil in the air box.

Last week on Thurs. Feb. 2/12 they told me that Polaris had officially issued a service bulletin telling techs to fix this issue by replacing 09, 10, & 11 breather valve assemblies with the new 2012 breather. The 2012 crankcase breather has no valve in it and can be installed on all years of the 850XP.

Today I picked up my bike with the new 2012 part in it.........NO CHARGE !!!!
Dealer said they will go after Polaris for cost recovery because I've been complaining about this issue every time I took it in for regular maintenance for the last 2 years. Mechanic told me he test drove it hard.........high, low, full throttle...........no signs of oil in the air box.

Absolutely love my service dept.(not the same dealer I bought from cuz they were jerks) !! These guys are awesome !! I've done most of the air box cleaning after every ride but my dealer has always provided the new air filter when it was required at no charge. If you are having problems with your local dealer go somewhere else cuz this issue can be fixed at no charge as long as your dealer is reputable and willing to go to bat for you.

Won't be able to ride for 2 weeks due to work but when I do I promise I will put it through the paces and report back. Hope this is the end to this problem which, in fact, is more an inconvenience than harmful to the bike.

P.S. Shouldn't make a difference but I live in Canada about an hour from the Polaris Assembly Plant in Roseau, MN. Thank you for this thread and this site as my service dept. and mechanics have frequented this thread looking for information and possible solutions.

Do you know or can you find out what the reference number is for the "officially issued a service bulletin" is??

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post #182 of 283 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 07:54 AM
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Oil in breather

I just purchased 2009 850 xp used form an individual needing money really bad. I was a little worried about the oil in the air box because I really did not know if he took care of the machine or not. Only 72 hours on it so the oil in box was a concern. Sounds like this is a 850 xp issue.
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post #183 of 283 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 04:32 PM
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Well my dealership - or any in Phx have not received the bulletin as of yet from Polaris. Anxiously awaiting, because I am tired of being told that I have too much oil in the crankcase and that it is blow by from that...

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post #184 of 283 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 09:10 PM
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Twotxns, why not take matters into your own hands and remove the breather filter?
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post #185 of 283 (permalink) Old 02-10-2012, 03:21 AM
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For what it's worth, my dealer in Altoona Pa has also not received any repair bulletin. Personally, i think the dealers that are replacing parts are doing it out of their own pocket to keep a happy customer. Nothing wrong with that.
I am curious as to why the breather valve was removed on the 2012.
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post #186 of 283 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 05:47 AM
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One of the guys here in town was told that his 850 was out of warranty and that Polaris would not cover it. He was told that it would be about $170 in parts to fix the problem. Mine is still under warranty so I want them to fix it.

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For what it's worth, my dealer in Altoona Pa has also not received any repair bulletin. Personally, i think the dealers that are replacing parts are doing it out of their own pocket to keep a happy customer. Nothing wrong with that.
I am curious as to why the breather valve was removed on the 2012.
You may be right. I didn't get any paperwork for the 2012 part nor sign for anything.

After 3 hard rides and about 200 miles I'm happy to report........no oil in the airbox !!!

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Twotoxns,
Polaris has a "breather replacement kit" the dealer can order. Its basically the 2012 parts. I just had mine fixed under warranty. I've had it out several times since and the airbox is bone dry.



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From what I have read about the 2012 set up, it appears that they did not put that on mine. I was seeing a very small amount of oil in mine again. It took a while to notice, since my dealer didn't bother to clean the air box after making the repairs. Not too impressed by that. I pulled the valve off and pulled the felt off of it. Sounds like the 2012 does not have that same valve set up with the felt cover on it. The good thing is, since removing the felt it is dry as a bone in there.

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The good thing is, since removing the felt it is dry as a bone in there.
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