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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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I just bought a 2002 foreman 450
I have only driven it around the yard a few times so far.
I noticed that the fan has not kicked on yet.
Is the fan supposed to run pretty regular or only in extreme use/heat?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 11:36 AM
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You don't say where you're at but I'm in Texas and mine runs about 20 minutes before it even thinks about coming on. You may want to borrow a thermal temp reading gun or buy a cheap one from Harbor Freight. Let it sit and idle and keep an eye on it, I don't know the temp that kicks it on, have read it here before but can't recall so I won't guess but it's on the forums here somewhere if you do a search.
There's a service manual link in my signature below if you want a manual, it shows you how to check it.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 11:45 AM
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the fan will NOT come on until the motor oil hits a certain temp, if you wish, you can BUY a service manual and or find a FREE Download one and in it will tell you what exact temp is needed to make it come on and it will also tel you how to TEST the fan to make sure it works properly!\
NEW to YOU atv's, the BEST thing you can do is do a full set of service PM's
that means change all fluids, so you know there all good and fresh, motor oil.filter, diff's, make sure air filter is clean and oiled if the type!
you also didn;t mention how many miles or hours on motor, and this IMO matters at times when asking for help or questions on things, more we know, better advice/help we can get you!
Congrats to you on the new to you atv as well, 450's are good atv's! and welcome to the site!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you.
I have already changed the engine oil and front and rear diff fluids.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 04:42 PM
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wet clutch approved oil RIGHT?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 09:02 PM
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I’ve found the 450s run pretty hot. One thing I did and recommend to anyone else to do is heat wrap your exhaust all the way to the muffler. It keeps heat off my leg and off the motor, also made the exhaust quieter as well 👍🏻
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