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i don't think this is to wide spread. after reading the recall the fuel lines 2 of them supply and return are held against the overstructure with a wide wire tie. the issue is, this is either not there or too loose? so the lines rub on the air box causing wear and a potential leak? i haven't seen one line rubbing on the air box yet. or any wear on these lines. i would bet it's just a inspection and if found any wear the lines replaced. probably a small percentage of these this happened to?
 

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My 2015 800 Pro S SB burned to the ground at the end of February. It seemed fuel related at the speed that the sled was engulfed in flames. No injuries, unfortunately 1st day of trip in the UP.
 

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My 2015 800 Pro S SB burned to the ground at the end of February. It seemed fuel related at the speed that the sled was engulfed in flames. No injuries, unfortunately 1st day of trip in the UP.
they wouldn't have a recall if some didn't have a issue? i'am sure there is a problem but like said it's not wide spread. we work on 150-160 sleds per season. most are now in that recall area. haven't seen a issue yet. but we will be really looking for it now. yup you will know if it's fuel related for sure. no way your putting that out with snow.
 

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Polaris had an issue with side by sides catching fire. I don't know the years or models, but it was fuel related. I know of someone who got badly injured because of this. My guess is that Polaris isn't taking any chances. Sorry to hear about your sled Pro (S)ter.
 

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they wouldn't have a recall if some didn't have a issue? i'am sure there is a problem but like said it's not wide spread. we work on 150-160 sleds per season. most are now in that recall area. haven't seen a issue yet. but we will be really looking for it now. yup you will know if it's fuel related for sure. no way your putting that out with snow.
When i had my engine out i could see where the fuel line was rubbing. I think it was right after the air box. Mine is a 2015.
 

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When i had my engine out i could see where the fuel line was rubbing. I think it was right after the air box. Mine is a 2015.
yup that's the issue. should be a wide rather large wire tie holding both lines to the over structure right by the fuel tank where the pump is? it's either missing or loose?
 

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What needs to be removed to check the area where these fuel lines are located?
the console that covers the fuel pump. have to remove the plastic nut under the gas cap. a couple of tuff loc rivets and you can see the lines the wire tie and if it's rubbing on the air box.
 

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the console that covers the fuel pump. have to remove the plastic nut under the gas cap. a couple of tuff loc rivets and you can see the lines the wire tie and if it's rubbing on the air box.
And of course, both of our sleds fuel tanks are full to the brim! Maybe can be done without emptying?
 

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I wouldn't bother a dealership with it this time of the year, unless you know the dealer is looking for something to do. Most shops are busy with wheelers, cycles, mowers, watercraft, etc. and don't want to be dicking around with snowmobile work (let alone, snowmobile warranty work) this time of the year.
 

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I just want to get it in and get it done, rather than waiting until fall. They get paid for warranty work.
 

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I just want to get it in and get it done, rather than waiting until fall. They get paid for warranty work.
My response was kinda prick'ish ... sorry, didn't mean for it to come across that way. I get wanting to get it done (and don't blame you). Where I was coming from on my earlier reply was, dealerships aren't overly interested in doing this (if they're busy with other seasonal work) because warranty work really doesn't pay until the mechanic gets the process down to a routine and can make it work in the amount of time Polaris specifies. For example, Polaris might say this is a 15 minute job and that's what they pay the shop. But the first couple of times the mechanic has to work their way through the process and it may not go as smoothly as expected ... so it might take 45 minutes. Each time they do it, they get better & more efficient and ultimately meet that 15 minutes "standard" set by Polaris.

Doesn't change the fact you have the right to take it in & get it fixed now vs. later in the Fall. But people need to be aware it might not be a situation of dropping it off today and picking it up tomorrow.
 

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all good Bontz. Being in Illinois, I don't know if they're even open. No one answered when I called yesterday. I get you what you mean. They'll get better at it, as they do more. I wasn't expecting it back quickly. I'd rather it be there for a few weeks now, than the fall, when I should be getting it ready for the season.
 

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I would guess that anyone with a sled purchased and registered with Polaris to their current address has gotten the recall letter in the past onth. The concern is the fuel line rubbing on the airbox. The actual work/parts can go two ways.
After they have inspected the fuel line for wear...

1. If it is not worn, they just make sure the fuel line is routed and secured properly.
2. ELSE, they have to replace the fuel line, and make sure that it is routed and secured properly. They should check it for leaks after it has been replaced.

Polaris will not allow the dealers to farm this out to customers, because the dealer and Polaris have to verify, for sure, how many of these have been inspected and properly repaired. If it is marked in their books and then that is transmitted to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC government), IF it was not actually inspected or repaired, the dealer and Polaris would be in trouble.


Thanks to the operative that emailed me this link:


It details all the year/model combinations involved. Rush, Switchback, Adventure, RMK, Voyageur, Indy.

The Government agencies involved include the United States: CPSC and Canada's: Health Canada
 

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Ok guys idk how many of you actually went and looked at your sled. I did and this is what I found. The one cable tie that secures the fuel lines to the over structure was pretty tight. Even though the fuel lines had a large surface area against the over structure there is still a significant wear mark. My sled is a 15’ pro x sb.
my solution was to make a triangle of hoses using the tank vent line that was in the vicinity. The vent line would be the closest to the over structure. I also made kind of a zip tie chain if you will. Securing the fuel lines and vent line with a cable tie, then another cable tie around the tube of the over structure, and finally another cable tie to hold the group of hoses close to the mounting point but not actually touching it.
side note: I don’t see how the hoses could reach the air box. They are fairly rigid and follow a designated route determined by the shape they are molded in.
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