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Offline magicman1223

Belt wet slipping and squealing
« on: May 27, 2017, 11:18:18 AM »
I had a buddy that just went though about 4 foot of water. After doing that his belt is squealing pretty bad and he said it feels like its slipping. Anyone know how to dry it out or what to do in that type of situation?

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Belt wet slipping and squealing
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 11:27:11 AM »
The CVT housing is full of water. Just drain it. I can't remember if cfmoto has one on theirs, but you could just loosen the cover screws enough to let the water out. Once most of its out, run it, the heat will dry it out quick.
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Offline magicman1223

Re: Belt wet slipping and squealing
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017, 11:32:13 AM »
Thats one thing we were thinking as well, kinda surprised water was able to get in there all and all. Ill pass the info along and see what happens.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 11:34:37 AM by magicman1223 »

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Belt wet slipping and squealing
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 12:52:30 PM »
Thats one thing we were thinking as well, kinda surprised water was able to get in there all and all. Ill pass the info along and see what happens.
4-foot of water is well above the CVT intake @ 32"..in fact 48"s is 6" above my doors of my Zs so..the entire body...and engine air intake was under water if not snorkeled...if that's true, the belt being wet isn't surprising at all. What is surprising is that it continued to run with the engine air intake under water.

There is a little drain on the cover. Then like Cosmodan says, run it in neutral at enough of an RPM for the wet clutch to engage the primary and move wind and heat through it for a while....and tell him to snorkel it before going in anything over 2-foot.   

The down side for him is..now that the belt has slipped, it's now glazed.. and will start slipping under load even not wet. So tell him to expect it to fail and better get a new one ready to go.
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Offline magicman1223

Re: Belt wet slipping and squealing
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2017, 04:35:40 PM »
Great info, ill let him know.

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Offline REDRIDER

Re: Belt wet slipping and squealing
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 08:29:45 AM »
If he wants to run in deep water better get that thing snorkeled

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Offline chuddly

Re: Belt wet slipping and squealing
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 06:00:57 AM »
These machines are known to have a low intake height.  So yes he sucked water in the CVT.  It happens to all machines that go through deep water.  The belt may last him a while yet or may need replaced depending on how much he has run it slipping.  You can try to take the belt out and hit it with a scuff pad to knock the glaze off.  Some people I know have had luck with it and others have not.  A new Gates carbon belt (only one I could suggest other than factory) is about $90 on ebay and it might not be a bad idea for him to order one and have it on the shelf.  I keep a spare belt hanging in my garage all the time for every machine I have.  There is a snorkel kit on the market for about $270 but i have heard people say that the fitment is NOT GOOD AT ALL.  I can not comment on that because I have not seen or tried it.  A whole lot of guys have made their own from PVC and say its easy and it should be pretty cheap also.  If you are handy then you should be able to tackle it yourself.
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