Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Waddell/Surprise. AZ
FYI - I wanted to let you know of a potential problem with the XTZ 1000 cooling system bleed screw. Arctic Cat has a new part out to replace the original but they didn't tell anyone about it. This screw could cause you to be stranded and out of coolant very quickly and could pose a threat because of the hot coolant that will escape rapidly through this hole. The bleeder screw on the XTZ 1000 is under the engine cover just to the left of the ignition coil on the passenger side and is very close to the thermostat housing. I don't have a picture with my cover off or I would post it. Look at the picture of how mine broke and I recommend everyone check and replace this with the new one. I got a few of them from Chris at EAAC so I can tell you the new one is much better and has an aluminum o-ring instead of rubber. It appears as though the hole that is machined into this screw on the original part took a little to much material out and leaves the screw vulnerable to failure. It is exposed to a lot of heat and steam and the more you have bleed your system the quicker this will fail. Arctic Cat calls this a bolt union and the new part is 3004-346 and the old one was 0423-984.
2009 Prowler 700 XTX Walker Evans Shocks,STI Roctane 27/9/14 and 27/11/14 tires,Warn skid plates,Ridgid Ind Prerunner Cage,Home made spare tire carrier,Hids high and low beams,1.5 inch wheel spacers,E Brake Alarm, Rear diff vent mod Etc. NO TURF SAVER!