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*Outlander 800 (Engine light flashing along with Limp home mode)

I have an issue with my Outlander 800, my dealer doesn't seem to know whats going on with it? Its gotten worse since the weather has warmed up. The engine light likes to come on it seems just shortly (around a second) before my cooling fan kicks in and flashes. Also the screen says its in "Limp home mode" but its not actually because it still drives normally. Once I turn the machine off and start back up the engine light is gone along with the message? Any Ideas what this could be? They said they could find anything and replaced my dirty air filter and said try that.... Anyway needless to say, it did nothing!

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If the light comes on does it throw a code the dealer can read?

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Might be an overheating issue. Check your radiator as it may be plugged with mud, grab a flashlight and shine it through from all angles. If the rad looks clean, my next guess would be that your thermostat is stuck closed?

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Could be Cooling fan current inrush (although not likely) Is your battery good with good/tight connections, if they are loose then a sudden current draw could fault the ECM, I have a capacitor JUST for this situation and it has worked wonders.

As insurance I would unplug as many plugs as you can find and make sure they arn't corroded or pins bent/pushed in, I've found some pins pushed in on my bike when I went through and DI-Electric greased them all.

Also when your engine is good and hot crack your bleeder valves on each head to make sure you don't have any coolant bubbles, once you do that and they are both closed go ahead and vigerously squeeze your radiator hoses (careful hot) to knock any bubbles off the coolant hose walls and to work any other bubbles into the radiator, when the engine cools take the rad cap off to let the bubbles out and top off the coolant before you put the rad cap back on.
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