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Hey Guys,

I have a 2014 Can-Am a maverick XRS with an Apache track kit. At our lake, I went over a compression ridge and put this into the water. The nose stayed up and I kept it running until I got pulled out. I actually was up over my waist in fridged water as I was on the throttle while I got pulled out. After I was finally out, it was getting dark and basically as I came out everything instantly froze. Belt was smoking and I couldn’t move so I just left it and got it today as it thawed and dried during the day. I just drive it on a trailer and have it in my garage. When I drove it on the trailer, it started and ran nice. Belt engaged good.

so I’m wondering what I should check for water ingress and how to tell?

thanks for your help.

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Hey Guys,

I have a 2014 Can-Am a maverick XRS with an Apache track kit. At our lake, I went over a compression ridge and put this into the water. The nose stayed up and I kept it running until I got pulled out. I actually was up over my waist in fridged water as I was on the throttle while I got pulled out. After I was finally out, it was getting dark and basically as I came out everything instantly froze. Belt was smoking and I couldn’t move so I just left it and got it today as it thawed and dried during the day. I just drive it on a trailer and have it in my garage. When I drove it on the trailer, it started and ran nice. Belt engaged good.

so I’m wondering what I should check for water ingress and how to tell?

thanks for your help.

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Drain everything. Motor, diff, tranny. Replace air filter and spark plugs. Water got in somewhere. Grease everything, run it around for a bit and do it again. That’s what I would do.
 

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Drain everything. Motor, diff, tranny. Replace air filter and spark plugs. Water got in somewhere. Grease everything, run it around for a bit and do it again. That’s what I would do.
Great answer! I'd really be worried about the bottom end, crank. Hopefully it doesn't rust, but...….
 

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Great answer! I'd really be worried about the bottom end, crank. Hopefully it doesn't rust, but...….
I had to leave my buggy in a river overnight in Nov at about 5degress out. Water got into my tranny and it took at least 5 changes to get the water out. I left the drain plug off for a few days, would add new oil run around for a few miles and repeat. Crazy how water/moisture can just hang around.

Now the story of the buggy in the river in Nov at 5degress, well that was a Polaris so.....who cares. Should have left it
 

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what the others said.. i would easily do 3+ fluid changes to ensure all water is out of there. Grease every zerk possible
 

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As far as the trans goes Dump a bunch of Diesel in it first to rinse it out.. Cheaper then Oil... That will get most of the water out.
 

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You got darn lucky it didn't pull water into the intake! As long as you flush everything REALLY well you should be ok. I'd also grease the wheel bearings and u-joints. Pull the plugs on the mufflers. Cooling system should be sealed pretty well, but I would at least visually inspect the canister for signs of water intrusion. Beware when buying used machines....
 
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