Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
ole

Losing Antifreeze

7 posts in this topic

Help, My 1999 Polaris 500 seems to be going through antifreeze. I've done several visual inspections but can't seem to pinpoint the problem. Anyone else ever run into this??

ole

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check the oil, is there antifreeze in oil or oil in the antifreeze? If there is there is a mechcanical seal that goes bad behind the water pump. And antifreeze will leak into your oil. It is a common problem. More common on the twin engines than the singles but also happens on the singles. Also there should be a weep hole where antifreeze can leak out behind the water pump pump.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yea if there isnt a spot on the floor or something you can see where its leaking dont run it anymore. check the oil for antifreeze if you i would guess u have a bad gasket? or something more serious

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

your head gasket could be leaking. Would see extra steam coming out the exhaust and or clean piston tops. They don't always leak on the outside either, so it may be running it through the motor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah check the weep hole on the water pump, you might not see a puddle ever. Pretty common.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replies, I'm going to give it a complete check.

I was thinking along those same thoughts.

ole

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Not a bad idea or product. I just think I'd be worried about the well freezing into the ice. 
    • Had a fun week of fishing...thought I would share some spots!
    • Did 20 qts of pickles last Monday, another 1/2 bushel tomorrow!!
    • Hey everyone has anyone started to pickle yet? Just did 65 quarts of pickles over the weekend. Also did some jars with the carolina repear pepper. Can't wait to try them.
    • I like the Wal-Mart corn to!
    • When is the date unsold bear tags go onsale?
    • I may try smoked rough fish on my bait this year. Anyone tried smoke fish on the bait pile?
    • Does anyone eat or use mooneyes? I caught one in the St. Croix today. Nothing else, it was interesting fish!
    • I hope to take a trip to ND this season, maybe they will get first ice before we do.
    • Hey everybody. An FYI. There is something new coming. Should be out around October, 2017 and available for on-line purchase.   If you google : ICE WELL Live Well ICAST 2017 The video of the product roll-out at ICAST 2017 in July, 2017 will pop up.   Also you can go to the product page. See : ICEWELLLiveWell.com. The page has a separate video to view also.                        The product is being manufactured from a custom blend non-buoyant polypropylene with impact modifiers to withstand extreme cold without cracking. The product will sit within 99% of all manufactured 5-gallon buckets for transport to and from the fishing spot. It is designed to fit within a drilled 8 or 10 inch ice hole. When in the drilled hole it will fill allowing you to throw your catch in the ICE WELL Live Well. No more throwing them on the ice or in the bucket to die, freeze or turn to slime. At the end of the day, pull it, place back in the bucket for transport home. No more frozen fish and easy handling. It's going to sell for around $19.99 plus shipping. The listed page will undergo changes before roll out that will allow purchase direct on-line. This is a creation by a Nebraska ice fisherman for ice fishermen. Made in the USA. Made with recycled materials. "Respect the Resource".     
  • Our Sponsors