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Question about Polaris ranger #6294836
08/05/18 10:24 AM
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So I have a 2013 Polaris ranger 800, was at the dealership yesterday getting filters and oil. And talking to the parts guy he said the 800 has been known to dump fuel in the oil and trashing the engine. Have any of you guys heard of this . It would cost me 3k to upgrade to a 2018 900 . Trying to decide if I should trade mine before I have issues

Re: Question about Polaris ranger [Re: trappercosmo] #6294846
08/05/18 10:46 AM
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Cole County MO
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Man, I really hate to be "that guy" but I am currently upside down on my 2010 Polaris Ranger 800, because the motor popped. I bought it with 450 hours, around 550 it blew. Knowing what I know now, I would have never bought an 800, I will probably never buy another polaris. If I could do it over, I would get a honda pioneer, when I am no longer upside down on my current UTV, that is what I plan to do.

So yea, my advice would be to unload it asap. Best luck, sorry to be a downer


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Re: Question about Polaris ranger [Re: trappercosmo] #6294878
08/05/18 11:24 AM
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Was at a local dealer on Thursday for oil & filter for my 04 Ranger, They had two newer 800's with bad motors, From what I have heard, keep an close eye on the oil level in them.


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Re: Question about Polaris ranger [Re: trappercosmo] #6294899
08/05/18 11:44 AM
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I dont take that as being a downing. But I have heard there are issues before , and to actually have the dealership admit this makes me more interested in dumping it . I have heard the other rangers are good machines .

Re: Question about Polaris ranger [Re: trappercosmo] #6294910
08/05/18 12:02 PM
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1st thing the dealership that sold it to me told me was it prolly didn't have oil, but mine did, I checked it weekly, the crank shaft basically wallered out the motor was my understanding (sorry I am a terrible mechanic)

Guy local here works on them, he told me he would never own a polaris because he works on way too many of them, also told me he would buy a honda if he had to choose one. So with my experience and his, I am kind of lokking to head the honda route asap


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Re: Question about Polaris ranger [Re: trappercosmo] #6294911
08/05/18 12:06 PM
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dump it asap for a ranger or a Honda or kawa or anything but a pilearis

Re: Question about Polaris ranger [Re: trappercosmo] #6294922
08/05/18 12:16 PM
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I'm so glad the salesman 20 years ago suggested the Honda over the Polaris, he said Polaris warranty paper stack was high on his desk, there were very few Honda ones, he said which one do you want to own?
I quickly dropped the idea of getting a locally made atv by Polaris, heard in desert Storm they failed a lot

Re: Question about Polaris ranger [Re: trappercosmo] #6294926
08/05/18 12:19 PM
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I didnít like the Honda but I donít have any experience with Hondaís

Re: Question about Polaris ranger [Re: trappercosmo] #6294962
08/05/18 01:19 PM
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I have 9300 miles on my 2010 800. Bought it with 5000 miles. Have done nothing but normal maintenance. Maybe all the bugs were worked out of it before I got it.

Re: Question about Polaris ranger [Re: trappercosmo] #6294981
08/05/18 01:51 PM
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I have an 800 I bought new, It now has 600 hrs and 4008 miles, and yes it eats oil. If u dont keep it checked often, it wont be touching the stick. Im waiting on an engine problem as I have heard they are known for it.

Re: Question about Polaris ranger [Re: trappercosmo] #6294986
08/05/18 01:57 PM
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Friend had two 800 go south for him. I have a 900 with about 2200 miles no problems yet.

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