Dear Sarge,

I have a 2015 Polaris RZR 570. Recently we did a 3 day ride up in northern Ontario, Canada. The trail system we rode had lots of water and I had to drain my CVT of water quite a few times. If the water level got up to the CVT cover I usually had to stop and drain it. My Dealer replaced the outer cover seal and silicone all the entrance and exits on the cover but it still leaks. My Dealer is at a loss as to what to do next. So I am turning to you Sarge because I am sure you have heard of this problem before.

Dennis Friot

Ogdensburg, New York

Private FishFry, your Dealer didn’t go far enough with his use of Silicone. Remove the rear CVT cover from the engine, clean the area and apply a generous amount of silicone to the mating surface. Polaris wasn’t always precise with the factory silicone sealant there. This procedure will require the use of a clutch puller and a factory service manual. You do have both don’t you Boot? …. Didn’t think so, so here is the 2014 Service Manual: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxZEGPaqOsakM00ycDN0T3RFYTA/view. And the Clutch remover tool here: https://www.amazon.com/Pit-Posse-PP3120-Primary-Sportsman/dp/B004QJ9DX6. Re-install the inner cover. Next, remove the factory rubber seal on the outer cover. Place a heavy bead of silicone where the factory seal used to reside. Spray some blue windshield washer fluid on the inner mating surface to prevent the un-cured silicone from sticking. Install the outer CVT cover and loosely tighten it up, leaving approximately a 1/8” gap. Leave the un-cured silicone to dry for several days. Now tighten up the cover, compressing the new perfectly mated and dry silicone cover gasket. When you need to remove the cover again, the cured silicone will not stick to the inner cover. Count off 25 Boot and tell your Dealer’s mechanic he owes me 50! Dismissed!

See UTV Action’s full test on the RZR 570 here: TEST: POLARIS RZR 570 – UTV Action Magazine

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