A number of owners of 2007 Yamaha Phazer models have encountered the high coolant temperature indicator coming on, at times when it may not seem appropriate. Usually, this is caused by a build-up of ice at the front heat exchanger, creating a â€œcaveâ€ between the heat exchanger surface and the ice which prevents cooling snow to contact the heat exchanger.
To date, owners who encounter this situation simply tip the sled up and knock out any ice accumulated between the track and the heat exchanger, let the unit cool for a couple of minutes to normal operating temperatures and away they go.
One possibility is to install the radiator fan that comes standard on the Phazer Mountain Lite and the Phazer Venture Lite models. We’re told the ($192 retail) fan just plugs right in to existing wires and helps to keep the coolant temps lower. Those who are knocking the ice out too often for their liking should consider this.