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HEADS UP!!! When cleaning up my ACE this weekend, I removed the seat and took off the panel behind the seat to look at the exhaust side of the engine. I noticed that in only 100 miles, the two hoses from the engine to the radiator had been rubbing that panel enough to make an indentation in the outer covering of the hoses!

If you get time, check yours out and see if you can fix it before you're out on the trail and have a loss of coolant/engine overheating and failure from a blown hose or even both hoses. I used some Aeroquip cordura nylon abrasion sleeve, which we have at work, and covered the hoses in that area. This stuff is very tough and yet light, and really does the job to protect hoses from abrasion. I did not take a "before" picture, just this one after I made the correction, but you can see the general area where the trouble spot was on mine.

Let me know if this was just an isolated issue with mine, or if you have the same problem. If we all experience this, it may be that Polaris did not calculate the clearance for these hoses in the View attachment 607 design. After zip tying the sleeves on the hoses, I lightly pulled them, together and slightly back, toward the engine by wrapping the white nylon zip tie around both hoses and the stiff, gray fuel line running horizontally below them. If you do this, don't snug it up too tight as it may end up cutting into the hoses over time or even restrict the coolant flow if you pull it too tight. Make it "just" snug enough to hold the hoses together, and no more.

Hope everyone else's is just fine!:)
 

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I checked mine this morning, I could see where they were already starting to rub some as well. I only have around 10 miles or so on ours so it wasn't too bad yet. I went ahead and pulled them back some with a couple of zip ties, hopefully that will solve the problem. Thanks for the heads up!
 

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I checked mine this morning, I could see where they were already starting to rub some as well. I only have around 10 miles or so on ours so it wasn't too bad yet. I went ahead and pulled them back some with a couple of zip ties, hopefully that will solve the problem. Thanks for the heads up!
Glad that helped you! Don't want anyone stuck in the boonies with an overheated engine! ;)
 

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5 hours, 60 miles on my ACE.
I can see where the hoses are touching the panel from the pattern of the mud. Can't tell if it's abrading the hose or not, but I threw a zip tie on there anyway, because why not?
I'll check it in another 50 miles or so and see what it looks like then.

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Thanks, Scoundrel for posting your "before" pic! Great job! I forgot to take a "before the fix" picture of mine. I have indentations that are about 1/32" deep in each hose where they rubbed. That is a good picture. Hope this will save a lot of us from future problems.
 

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Push down on seat release so it will move, then push it all the way forward, or keep going until it comes out of the track and then you can lift the seat out. Turn the two clips on top of the panel behind the seat, and slide it straight up before pulling it away from the body of the machine. The hoses then will be in plain view.
 

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I will add that it is much easier to move the seat if you put your hand at the rear of the seat base (not the head rest area) and push forward there. Otherwise it binds up in the track.
When putting the seat back in, only just barely get it into the track first, then push the seat adjustment lever down before you slide it back.
If you stick the seat into the track and slide it back until it smacks the lever, then the lever won't go down and you'll have to push it forward a bit to unbind the lever, then push the lever and slide it back.

When removing the rear panel, sometimes you have to pull forward on it a bit before it goes up.
In all cases, just wiggle it and figure out what it wants to do. If you have to put a lot of force against it, you're doing it wrong.

I'm making it sound complicated, but it's really not.
 

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Great job Modulum! Saved yourself some downtime and a trip to the dealer for a repair! I looked at my brake hoses last night, and they are clear of my radiator hoses. Mine is probably different than most because I moved things around when installing my winch. Still great to check them out if only for the safety aspect of it... Best wishes to all.
 
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