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I went riding today and went through some bad stuff. I got my front stuck pretty deep to where the fan and radiator were in mud. afterwards the hot engine light kept coming on so i stopped at a creek and tried to wash it out a little. think i solved that but then i went through deep water almost up to tail pipe and stalled. i lost most all my power and barely could back out of it. is there any thing i can do about this? I dont want a atv that can't go through mud and water.
 

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Some people carry a small pump that attaches to the cig lighter. This is used to wash out the radiator.
You really should not stall out in water as deep as you were. Maybe the heat/steam gets sucked into the intake since you were running so hot. I run through water as deep and deeper and have never had a problem. If you get over your seat and no snorkle set up...then you have problems.
I am still looking for limitations and ways to overcome them.
 

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Thanks for the advice tinmandan, by the way it didn't die completely just barely kept running. I also found my coolant was really low when i got home and it was full when i left. also am hearing a popping noise every once and a while from front end. I hope its not an axle. if so do you think warranty will cover it with just 15 hours?
 

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I had a rear CV break. Yamy covered me even though it was two months past warranty. I think it broke because I did the hub flip to raise the back. I don't think was a good idea. I was getting a popping noise from the front, but it was just my winch hook banging. Could this be your popping noise?
 

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JP, was the machine kind of sputtering while in the water? If so it could be something simple as needing some dielectric grease on the spark plug connection and the front diff connectors. Also check to see if you got any water in your belt cover, I have heard some machines have come from the factory with the belt intake or exhaust loose and allowing water into the belt.
 

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tinmandan, I checked that because i too heard that before thinking it was something bad but it did it when i was going slow and my right front wheel locked up at about 10 mph. I think it could have something to do with all the small rocks and mud i cleaned out of my brakes. since i cleaned them real good i haven't heard it.

dknarnd, yes it was sputtering and almost died. where can i get dielectric grease, i tried a radioshack and they never heard of it. and i also checked my belt system and no water made it in.
 

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The Grizz will go through water and mud up to the racks... it's designed for this. If it wasn't, then the air intake and other breather hoses wouldn't be mounted as high as they are.

It's not uncommon for the Grizz to pop and sputter in deep mud or water, though... steam coming off of the hot engine gets into the air intake and causes it to stumble. Also, submerging the tailpipe may cause the same thing because there's nowhere for the exhaust gas to go.

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The dielectric grease can be picked up in any auto parts store, it comes in tubes like toothpaste. Just pull the connectors off of the front diff and put a layer of this grease on the connector and push it back on. You should do the same thing to any connector on the machine, it will keep them from being contaminated with corosion. Also squirt some in the spark plug boot and place it back on the plug. My machine was doing the same thing as yours and this cleared it up. You can have issues with steam entering the intake as well and the only fix for that is to snorkle your intake or some people take the airbox lid off and place it on the outside of the gas tank cover by pushing in on the cover and putting the lib back on. It will then fit up between the seat and tank cover. I have been in deep water up to the inside of the fenders and have not had problems with steam much at all and my intake is stock.
 
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