Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Virginia Beach, Va.
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ATV: 2013 550 Core
You need to check the cvt air intake and exhaust to ensure they are clear of obstructions. Use your shop vac with the hose hooked up to the blow side and place the hose at each of the vents to make sure they are flowing air.
When she was stopped and reading did she keep the machine running/idling and in neutral? Or did she shut it off. One thing to keep in mind is that when the machine is in neutral (or in gear for that matter) and idling, there is no air flow being generated thru the clutch by the primary sheave acting as the fan. Because of the wetclutch, the primary doesn't move unless it's over engagement rpm. So instead of dissipating any heat, it just sits there and builds, slowly yes, but builds nevertheless.
I'm not sure that the roller covers are nylon or Teflon, but regardless you will need to replace the melted ones along with the dampers that look like they've disappeared as well.
It's very difficult to diagnose what the real issue is... it's obviously heat, because just blowing a belt will not melt the roller covers and the dampers.
Many here have added snorkles to improve the air flow to both the engine and the cvt to improve cooling. Some have also added the blower fan that the diesels have to make sure that air is flowing. But regardless of what others have done, YOUR machine has a cvt cooling problem that needs attention.
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