Polaris 500 Offroad Vehicle User Manual

Cooling System
Any time the cooling system has been drained for maintenance or repair,
replace the coolant with a fresh mixture of antifreeze and water. Drain
the cooling system every two years. Add fresh coolant.
POLARIS recommends the use of POLARIS Premium 60/40 anti-
freeze/coolant or a 50/50 mixture of high quality aluminum compatible
anti-freeze/coolant and distilled water. POLARIS Premium 60/40 is pre-
mixed and ready to use. Do not dilute with water. See page 122 for the
part numbers of POLARIS products.
Always follow the manufacturer's mixing recommendations for the
freeze protection required in your area.
Recovery Bottle Coolant
Some coolant level drop on new
machines is normal, as the system is
purging itself of trapped air. Add
coolant as needed.
Tip: Check the coolant level in the radi-
ator any time the recovery bottle
has run dry.
1. Check the coolant level when
the fluid is cool. Maintain the
coolant level between the mini-
mum and maximum marks on
the bottle (when the fluid is
2. Remove the left side panel. See
page 88.
3. View the coolant level.
4. Add coolant as needed.
5. Reinstall the side panel.