slingshot overheating in parade

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  1. jim r

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    First off I love my sling and this is not a complaint thread just seeking advice as this was our first parade in the slingshot, it was a very slow and long parade with temps in 90's but nice breeze,noticed temp light blinking at final few blocks of parade ,when I pulled away from parade to get some air to engine it went into limp mode so found shade to park in no visible signs of overheating and after 30 minutes or so it started and ran fine all the way home never did hear the fan kick on are they that quite overflow tank was at normal level and no purging.

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    I used to have the same problem with mine and then I installed a jumper on the relay to a rocker switch on the dash. Now when it begins to get hot (temp gauge - aftermarket) I turn on the fan manually. It still works in the auto mode, but the switch is a great back up in case the thermocouple doesn't.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Any pics of the temp guage and jumper set up?
     
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    Just curious if either of the previous posters have gone back to dealer over the issue and what was said? I would expect a warranty issue?
     
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    In my case it just happened today and thought I would get some ideas or advice before I call dealer.
     
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    I have a 2016.5 SLE as well so I am listening carefully. I can certainly understand a manual switch helping with the problem but I don't think one should be required. I am not sure you would hear the fan kick on going down the road. But idling and parked you can definitely hear it kick in. If your fan is not kicking on at all that should be an easy warranty repair for the dealer.
     
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    I am going to check it at idle with hood open tomorrow and see if I can determine if the fan is running.I can definitely see some new gauges in the future for my sling I hate idiot lights LOL.
     
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    Having the hood open might affect how the fan gets turned on, but I don't know for sure on this. I do know that you can definitely tell when the fan turns on when sitting at a stop such as a drive-thru line.
     
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    When bob did my ecu ,I requested the fan to turn on at a lower temp,problem solved.i had a jumper before but took it out after ecu tune, because I never needed it again, it's all because of the heat management radiator shroud, thought polaris might issue a ecu flash after radiator shroud kit .because never had problems until after installation, don't hold your breath.
     
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    Didn't know he offered that service. I need to keep that in mind.
     
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    Ditto. Will add that to the list of requests when I finally send mine in.
     

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