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I have a 2009 rhino 450. Playing in the mud and water this weekend it shut off on me and when I got pulled out it fired right back up but as soon as I hit the gas it shut off. It idles fine but will not let me do anything else. I have snorkeled it and have a set of 28 inch Super Swamper truck tire on 14inch Moto sport alloy Nukes. The water was up to the top of the bed almost and I sat there for about fifteen minutes before anyone pulled me out. I have taken out the little fan for the exhaust but it still wants to bog down in water and will shut off but as soon as I get out it fires right back up. The fuel pump is pumping fuel fine it seems all the way to the carb. I'm at a loss anyhelp would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
 

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did you check and make sure there is no water in the airbox, snorks can get a leak.
open up the drain screw on the bottom of the carb. pull the plug out and crank the motor to make sure there isnt any water in the cylinder. also flush and change your oil. sitting that long under water it can come up through the exhaust.
thats about everything i do when mine gets swamped
 

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probably water still in the exhaust had that happen before with the same symtoms
 

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A good thing to do when first snorkeling your rhino is the first couple of times you really sink it in some water. check the drain plug real quick under the drivers seat. if theres water in it it will drain out all by itself no harm put the rhino in nuetral give it a little gas and when its finally drained it will be fine. right after i snorkeled mine i had to redo things 3 different times to get a really solid seal. and dont forget to put some type of heat tapeon what ever your using to snorkel especially a lighter type of hose there is a lot of heat in that area. next I had the same type of thing you had mentioned with the rhino stalling out once in a while. I took the coil apart under the drivers seat and cleaned the connectors really good and sealed everything back up with dilectic grease and no other problems since.. the only thing i run into once in a while is the rhino will stall in really deep water at a weird angle if i dont have enough momentum to push the exhaust out of the water and if it stalls it wont start up until I get the Ass out of the water. I could probably snorkel the exhaust but I like to use my dumpbed and dont really like the looks of it GOOD LUCK.
 

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did you run the vent lines from the carb up too? The carb will suck water in through the vent lines also causing the carb bowl to get water in it. I had that happen once I had a crack in one of the vent lines as soon as i fixed it i was Goin Deep again!
 

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Thanks fellas I'll try a few of these things and see if one of them work. Definetely like the response time on here
 

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The rhino does fine with the tires on it even though it is just a 450 it will turn them over in the mud good enough to clean the tread. The down side is you can't buy mud tires in fourteen inch at all. I found that out after I ordered the rims but craigslist works great. I found these tires after I posted in the wanted section someone right here in my county that had these tires sitting in his shed and I picked them up for three hundred dollars. I'll try to put up some pics soon, it definately a different look on a rhino.
 

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Thanks for all the info on the stalling problem. Turns out that I did suck up a little mud through the bottom vent tube on the carb. They just don't run good on mud at all. Thanks a bunch!!!
 
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