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Brian Simmons

Valve adjustment

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I have a 2003 Polaris Predator 500 . I know my valves need adjusted . Here recently I`ve had to bump start it . And i noticed a power differents  . Now it won`t bump start . Did i mess anything up ? Or can I still just adjust the valves . By the way does anyone have a video of how to do a valve job on it ? Let me know ASAP !!!??? Thank you 

 

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Here  is a  fairly long video I  found  of a fellow  doing a valve job on his 2004..  It would be the  same  for your  2003

 

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Bump starting won't  hurt the valves . The  not starting  is likely  a different problem unrelated to the valves.  Have you run  a compression  check  on it and  checked for  spark?

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Why do you have to bump start it? does the starter work right or not ?.  assuming you have an undamaged battery,if the starter is not beeing powerful enough you could have  a charging problem that's causing   a decrease in power delivery . as mentioned in the previous post the fault is not the valves rather than  an electric one. 

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