Need help from the Commander cab heat

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Need help from the Commander cab heat

This is a discussion on Need help from the Commander cab heat within the General Tech and Discussions forums, part of the Can-Am Commander UTV Garage category; Does anyone have any advice on how to reduse the heat in the cab from the engine? It seem pretty excecive to me. So much we are almost ready to ...


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    DefaultNeed help from the Commander cab heat

    Does anyone have any advice on how to reduse the heat in the cab from the engine? It seem pretty excecive to me. So much we are almost ready to go back to atv's. Ive tried a 1/2 windsheld and no windsheld but dosent seem to help that much when its above 75 F . I really like my cammander and would love to figure it out. I cant get anyweres with BRP , they are not going to addmit a design flaw or they would have to do a recall and that would mean $$ for them ... now we wouldnt want that to happen would we. Any info would be great THX

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    Most guys have wrapped their exhaust pipes and installed insulation matting on inside of engine cowling and cover.....their reports were favorable as helping reduction of heat inside a lot

    You could also install a 4" bilge blower inside the engine compartment, in front of engine blowing towards the rear....it will help cool everything in there and help force the heat out the rear of compartment ......then on a chilly morning, leave that motor off to get more heat into the cabin as you have now

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    I do not see the need for a recall, the reason the heat is as high as it is from what I understand it that the fan does not start to turn until the coolant temp is over 200, I bought a black box from K&T that has the fan come on earlier, which also gains you power, it removes the shaft saver feature so no more limp home mode.

    I had heard that the reason for the high heat setting was this helped it pass California Emissions, not sure it that is true or not.
    I am also going to add some thermo protection inside the center hub and under the bed that will not only remove more heat but also make it quieter to run.

    I guess if you lived up in Montreal you might not notice the heat as much or you might even want the heat to stay warmer much of the year.

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    I wrapped the pipe under the drivers seat and it made a huge difference

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    thx i will do that

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    There are some pics posted of owners dont the Pipe Wrap and adding Insulation on the inside of the plastics on the console. They were done last year so you might want to look back a ways for pics.

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    i dont think its a design flaw, the engine has to be in the middle cause polaris has a patten on putting the engine in the rear.
    when i had my commander i wrapped the pipes, helped alot and i had a fan controler and a bilage blower in the engine compartment to blow heat out..st
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    Defaultthx for the feed back

    Quote Originally Posted by st222 View Post
    i dont think its a design flaw, the engine has to be in the middle cause polaris has a patten on putting the engine in the rear.
    when i had my commander i wrapped the pipes, helped alot and i had a fan controler and a bilage blower in the engine compartment to blow heat out..st
    Thx for the info. I had some wrap put on the top of the consol about 1/2 way down . I still dont now way thay didnt put it all the way down and under the floor boards , it seemed to help on the top but seemed to encease down below. I am going to put some insaolation all the way down and under the floor then rap my pipes. I am going to call a couple of the can am shops and see about getting that box from k&n ( i beleve) that lowers the temp that the fan kicks on lowering the engine temp. If that dont hert anything or efect anything ill try that.Thx again to all , more info the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by st222 View Post
    i dont think its a design flaw, the engine has to be in the middle cause polaris has a patten on putting the engine in the rear.
    when i had my commander i wrapped the pipes, helped alot and i had a fan controler and a bilage blower in the engine compartment to blow heat out..st
    I have to disagree with this patten theroy as there are many vehicles that have the engine in the rear dating back to the first air cooled VW beatle. Even the new Artic Cat Wildcats engine in in the rear.



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    I ride in nevada during the summer where the temps hit anywhere from 95 to 110. When I first got mine the heat off the engine made my right leg feel like it was burning and the heat coming through the shifter was unreal. I put the k&t blackbox in mine like mcmantim and now you dont even hardly notice the heat. The fan kicks on at 1 bar on the temp gauge and runs most of the time I am riding but the can am never gets hotter than 2 bars. Its definately a noticeable difference.

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