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RX1 Heat Exchanger

Discussion in 'RX General Talk' started by Hotrodder, Feb 12, 2019.


  1. Hotrodder

    Hotrodder Newbie

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    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Country:
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    Snowmobile:
    2005 Yamaha RX-1 ER
    Hey guys, I have a heat exchanger that the owner before me bounced of a rock and its curled way back. I've been beating on it for an hour and I can't get it to move. It's not that bad but just recently I threw a stud through it right where it's bent and since I'm in there now I might as well fix it right so It dosen't happen again. I don't want to pull the engine to take it out. Any Suggestions?
     
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  3. maim

    maim Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    2016 apex xtx/ 2011 apex xtx/ 2009 phaser rtx/x/ 1997 et410t/r
    a pic might help.
     
  4. Hotrodder

    Hotrodder Newbie

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    Alright
     
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  5. Hotrodder

    Hotrodder Newbie

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    Location:
    Wisconsin
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    Snowmobile:
    2005 Yamaha RX-1 ER
  6. maim

    maim Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
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    2016 apex xtx/ 2011 apex xtx/ 2009 phaser rtx/x/ 1997 et410t/r
    might need a jack to press it back into place slowly. i would see what your welder reccomends.

    i do know a bellypan protector would have helped prevent that from happening.
     
  7. 74Nitro

    74Nitro TY 4 Stroke Master

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    Location:
    Dublin Ontario
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    Snowmobile:
    2019 Sidewinder LTX
    No good used ones anywhere? That big dent and a hole in it. I'd be changing it.
     
  8. givemeaboost

    givemeaboost VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Great Falls, MT.
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    Snowmobile:
    03 Rx1 Turbo
    LOCATION:
    Great Falls,MT
    I just pulled a good one out of a rx1 mountain that I parted and there are a lot of rivets holding them in.


    Ken..........
     
  9. Hotrodder

    Hotrodder Newbie

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    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Country:
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    Snowmobile:
    2005 Yamaha RX-1 ER
    There are a lot of rivets in there, we couldn't think of a way to rig something to push a jack off of so we just beat on it some more and riveted a piece of valley tin on the front of it to keep snow from packing up in the hole, since there' s a big gap behind the protector plate to change the oil and the front of the exchanger.
     
  10. 74Nitro

    74Nitro TY 4 Stroke Master

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    Location:
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    Country:
    Canada
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    2019 Sidewinder LTX
    When I change them I use a bottle jack to spread the tunnel enough to drop the exchanger out.
     
  11. givemeaboost

    givemeaboost VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Great Falls, MT.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    03 Rx1 Turbo
    LOCATION:
    Great Falls,MT
    I wouldn't be running without a skid plate. Do you see those two posts on each side of the drain plug ? If you hit a rock and break one of those off all the oil runs out of the bottom and you blow the engine up.


    Ken..........
     
  12. Hotrodder

    Hotrodder Newbie

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    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Country:
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    Snowmobile:
    2005 Yamaha RX-1 ER
    Ok, I will defiantly look into buying a skid plate from somewhere, will it fit with the exchanger being a little out of wack? Idk how the aftermarket ones mount on
     
  13. givemeaboost

    givemeaboost VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Great Falls, MT.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    03 Rx1 Turbo
    LOCATION:
    Great Falls,MT
    The factory unit (if you can still get one ) came with some expandable inserts and the installation tool so you bolted it on and were able to remove it for oil changes.

    Ken....................
     

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