2004 Polaris Freedom, Virage, Genesis and MSX-140 Service Manual., Page 36Get this manual

2004 Polaris Freedom, Virage, Genesis and MSX-140 Service Manual., Page 36

MAINTENANCE EngineContinued ThermostatPop Off Valve Cleaning If low end performance of the watercraft begins to deteriorate,
togetherCarefully take assembly apartBe careful not to lose any parts2Inspect thermostat pop off assembly for debris, such
as sand or seaweed, and clean thoroughly with waterInspect pop off valve for wearSee Ill13Inspect condition of gaskets and
rubber partsReplace any parts that appear cracked, damaged, or distorted4Inspect 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 sequenceIt is recommended to hold the assembly in one hand and hand tighten
screwsVerify proper alignment of all parts and gasketO-ring during assemblyThe arrow in the illustration indicates the direction
of water flow (away from engine)See Ill2WARNING: If popoff spring or thermostat are mis-aligned during assembly, severe engine