By Greg Kilgore
We all know summer is hot inside the cabs of our SXS. So I've rigged up a couple of fans to help cool down the cab.
I didn't want to drill the fan's "support rails" into the ROPS (Roll Over Protection System), aka roll bars. So I used water clamps to hold them in place.
I just need to replace the wires I ran with bigger gauge. Then finish the wiring to switches, relays, and battery. But the hardest part. The actual mounting of the fans is complete. Also just in case anyone plans on doing this. I may have to only use 1 fan in the middle instead on 2. Due the the draw on the battery.
The fans are 12", 12V 80W. So I'm figured they were 6.7 amps apiece. Used the WAVe formula to get unknown values Watts=Amps*Volts then solve for unknown. I know the watts and volts from sticker on fan. So just used above formula to get amps. So a 7 amp fuse should be OK and a 10 amp fuse will be good.
So pulling 14 amps from the battery all day may be too much for the charging system to keep up with. And I haven't even installed the radio yet. So I will have to test and let you know.
See pics below.
Such a simple task and I can't do it. The repair manual is of no use.
I removed all the plastic fasteners from the engine housing and the back end lifts up about 3/4" . Something is holding the front near the cup holders. I'm afraid to use much force for fear of breaking something.
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2021 Coleman 400 UTV
So it seems I've been smelling exhaust, but I have a super sensitive sense of smell. So I went around the UTV today after running it a little and after shutting it off, I noticed some smoke vapors slowly coming out the tailpipe. I also noticed a couple spots above the exhaust pipe that had some carbon deposits on it, which looked like the muffler was leaking out exhaust just above where the back plate bolts into the back of the muffler. I then looked in the tailpipe and it was completely covered with black soot.
Is there an adjustment to make, as it seems this is running way too rich?