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Can a bad head gasket on a 2014 arctic cat prowler xtx 700

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cause the motor to overheat...
can a bad head gasket on a 2014 arctic cat prowler xtx 700 cause the motor to overheat at full throttle, does not overheat when at half throttle or less. It takes about 2 miles at full throttle to overheat then I drive at half throttle and it cools down
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago
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does the cooling fan come on?

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Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

do you ever need to add coolant?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i did once but the last two time i took it out i didn't have to
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
the fan is on and fuses are all good
Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

ok.

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Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

the one time you had to add coolantt,is that because it boiled out the coolant?

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Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

ok.

does coolant flow in the radiator even when it is cold?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
not sure i wait for the thermostat to open before i look for flow
Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

i was thinking the thermostat may be stuck open,,this is why i wanted to know if it flowed cold.

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Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

i dont think you have a blown head gasket..

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I wont be able to check as im working 3 hours from my home wont be back there till saturday
Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

i think you may have one of two possible problems..

1-the thermostat is sticking open letting the coolant free flow[not giving the radiator time to cool the coolant]..or

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Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

2-the radiator itself is clogged on the inside[some of the core may not be flowing

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
There is only 200 miles on the machine 30 hours
Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

i see,,,

replace that thermostat

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
thank you i'll try that
Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

you are very welcome

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks i will leave you a rating
Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

thanks

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
sorry i haven't sent a rating yet. but i wanted to see if that fixed the problem first. I have replaced the thermostat and the sencor. that did not help so i took out the rad and cleaned it then had it looked at and this is in good shape so now i don't know what to do next
Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

there is now nothing left but the head gasket,,

it is possible for the head gasket to be blown from the cylinder to the water jacket,thus casing the compression to blow into the cooling system causing the pressure to equalize stopping the coolant from moving

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
thanks i will try that and let you know and then i'll give the rating
Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

you ar very welcome

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Motorcycle Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 1 year ago

thanks

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