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was wondering if anyone else has a Viking vi and having issues with it. I have had mine back to the dealer three times now for overheating/ and check engine light coming on
 

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I have 410 miles and no issues so far. I do notice when cleaning after a ride a lot of debris comes from the radiator. So now I give it a through cleaning with the hose. It does seem the radiator collects a lot of trail gunk. But I also have after market tires.
 

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Yes. I just had my Viking VI delivers today and eight miles later, it overheated and check engine light came on. Apparently, the dealer did not properly bleed the coolant lines and this caused the issue. The check engine light comes on if you don't see the temperature light soon enough and the engine hits a high temperature triggering the light. There is a preservice bulletin that yamaha released that addresses this issue to the dealer and the steps to properly bleed the coolant system. I get the unit back tomorrow so we'll see but from reading other issues including the rhino and Polaris products, this seems to be the problem. To address it, the front end should be jacked up and radiator cap removed. Then run the engine till warm and let bubbles finish coming out indicating air in system. Top off as air comes out and more room is available in radiator. Hope this helps.
 

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that is what happen to mine on the second trip back to the dealer and it is now back for the 3 time
 

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I got mine back today and after riding mostly all day I can confidently say that the issue was resolved. The dealer told me that the Viking comes from the factory with all fluids already in place. The techs did not bleed the system because they assumed it was done at the factory...lol. They are just passing the buck but i am just happy that the problem is resolved and fan kicks on and everything works appropriately now. I also bough 17" jack stands so that if I ever have to flush the coolant system I will be ready to go. I would even try this out for yourself if it comes back and has the same problem again. See my post above but just raise the front end higher because the coolant must travel a long way and take off radiator cap. Run engine till warm or thermostat kicks on and watch radiator neck for bubbles. This indicates air in system. Refill as air escapes and there is more room. Do this until there are no more bubbles. I am pretty sure that this would fix your issue. Good luck and keep us posted.
 

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630 trouble free miles in my 6
 

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Add water wetter to the coolant.
 

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finally after four trips to the dealer and talking with the owner got a real answer. when came from factory had a clamp on which caused the problem first time, then did not bleed it propberly second , then installed a bad thermostat third trip and finally this time admitted they put a bad one in. took a phone call to Yamaha and a bunch of calls to them to get an answer. if not such a good utv would not have put up with this made 2 payments and has been either not working or at the dealer over half the time .
 

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smoked the wet clutch with only 80 miles on the unit. Was not covered under warranty. Yamaha corp said it was a normal wear and tear item. The only time the machine was put in high was on large open pastures other than that it was always kept in low.
 

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smoked the wet clutch with only 80 miles on the unit. Was not covered under warranty. Yamaha corp said it was a normal wear and tear item. The only time the machine was put in high was on large open pastures other than that it was always kept in low.
Are you running larger tires or stock? I think you have to be hard as hell to smoke the wet clutch. I've ran tracks with the factory belt and wet slugs for well over 3000 miles and my grizzly still runs strong.
 

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I'very had issues with mine spraying coolant and overheating. The dealer is clueless to what is wrong with it but it seems to only do it when it's below freezing outside.
 
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