1992-1998 Polaris Personal Watercraft Service Manual PN 9912201, Page 59Get this manual

1992-1998 Polaris Personal Watercraft Service Manual PN 9912201, Page 59

MAINTENANCETUNE UP Engine ThermostatPop Off Valve Cleaning If low end performance of the watercraft begins to deteriorate,
316" (.5 cm) hexagonal wrench and flat screwdriver, remove screws while holding thermostat pop off assembly firmly togetherCarefully
take assembly apartBe careful not to lose any parts Thermostat Pop Off Valve Inspect thermostat pop off assembly for debris,
such as sand or seaweed, and clean thoroughly with waterInspect pop off valve for wearSee III1Inspect condition of gaskets
and rubber partsReplace any parts that appear cracked, damaged, or distorted Replace 4Inspect thermostat and housing for
corrosionVisually inspect thermostat for damage or distortionIt should be closed at room temperature5Apply Loctite 242 (Blue)
to boltsCarefully assemble thermostat pop off assembly in the correct sequenceVerify proper alignment of all parts and gasketa-ring
during assemblyThe arrow in the illustration indicates the direction of water flow (away from engine)See III2-4 Remove bolts