Common and Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the correct operating tempurature?
A: Intimidators will reach temps close to 200 degrees during operation. The cooling fan will engage at 196 degrees which cools the engine to apporximetly 185 degrees.
Q: Why is there sometimes a clunk noise when I take off?
A: The clunk noise you heard is 100% normal. This is caused by the slight amount of slop in the transmission and differentials, without the slop you would not be able to shift between gears. The noise is most commonly heard when shifting from foward to reverse.
Q: What is that high pitch whining noise while cruising at higher rpms?
A: The high pitch noise you are hearing at higher rpms is a common noise of straight gears in the transmission and CVT/Belt noise. This is 100% normal and can be found in other brand UTVs as well. Straight cut gears are noiser than helical cut gears but provide superior strength.
Q: Why does my 750cc, Electric or Diesel model make a grinding noise in reverse?
A: The grinding noise is caused the transmission not being fully engaged in gear. The noise is most commonly heard while trying to accelerate after shifting to reverse. This is because the reverse gear has the widest gate of all the gears making it the easiet to grind.
Q: When do I use high or low range?
A: High range should be used if your average speed is going to be above 10mph and is exceptional light work loads (less than 300lbs). Low range should be used if your average speed is going to be under 10mph and for heavy work loads. Remeber to always come to a complete stop before shifting the transmission.
Q: How often should I change my engine oil?
A: On all Intimidator models the engine oil should be changed every 1000 miles, 100 hours, or once a year, whichever comes first. See our post about fluid capacitys and oil type suggestions here.
Q: Why wont my machine exceed 15mph and is making a high pitch noise?
A: All Initimidator models come equipped with a seat belt sensor. If the drivers seatbelt is not clipped in the UTV will make a high pitched noise and will not exceed 15mph.
Q: What is the correct tire pressure?
A: Almost all UTV tires should be inflated to pressures between 10psi and 20psi.
Q: Why does my GC1K model stall when shifting between gears?
A: On select GC1K models the engine will stall while shifting gears if the foot brake is not applied. This is most commonly found on the 2021 models. Intimidator programmed this feature into the ECU to stop users from shifting while the UTV is moving. Remeber to always shift your Intimidator at a complete stop.