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600 HO / 600 & 800 SDI Ski-Doo Engines

Postby SnowwmaxSteve » November 18th, 2003, 2:45 am

Hi All,

I am looking to get a MXZ 600 SDI Adrenaline but have heard a few nasty rumors about the Ski-doo enginess blowing rings after a mere 500 miles or so..

What are the experiences / facts about this issue?

Thanks!
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Postby kenlacy » November 18th, 2003, 3:27 am

I have heard they have had some problems but don't know specifics - if the guys on here can't help ya - try [url]http://www.dootalk.com/[/url]
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Postby RWL » November 18th, 2003, 3:37 am

Im hearing mostly 03's are havin the problem I have a bud w/a O3'600ho & the rings were bad at 300 miles!:M.....It is true!.... but the cause seems to be elusive(dont think doo is stepping to the plate yet?)last info my bud got was probley a porting issue?????? dont know but i do know were you could get a good deal on a 03'600ho rev w/about 800 miles!
"on a still summer's night you can hear the ring's flake in a rotax engine" :o
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Postby MXZX_440 » November 18th, 2003, 3:45 pm

All my friends had 03 ho's and they had 0 problems and they all got 2004 600's this year
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Postby sledhead84 » November 18th, 2003, 6:12 pm

Buy an Arctic Cat, it will pay off in the long run!
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Postby RWL » November 19th, 2003, 1:48 am

[quote]All my friends had 03 ho's and they had 0 problems and they all got 2004 600's this year[/quote]Mxzx_440, That's funny because that's just what he said when first heard about ring flakin "ahhh my new sled runs to good to have a ring problem" then he did a compression ckeck & his Great running sled had low compression!!!!!!....He did get new rings under warr!....Sled is for sale if anyones interested!(needless to say no O4'600 doo for him!)
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Postby 97Mach1 » November 19th, 2003, 2:04 am

A friend of mine had a 2003 MXZ Rev 600ho X and a 2003 MXZ REV 800 Adrenaline. Between him & myself, there was 12,000 miles on the 600, and 11,000 miles on the 800. Not one single problem. Both were studded, the 600 had a HPS silencer on it, and both had clutch kits. He changed the hyfax once, broke a precision ski once (they replaced it under warranty). Never one single other issue, and he's pretty hard on things (roasted 2 motors last year in his '02 SRX, twisted the chassis, bent trailing arms a few times....)

He tested compression about every 1000 miles, one stayed dead even, the other lost 2 psi. Never had a ring flaking problem.

He traded them both in for a '04 Renegade 600ho SDI, and a '03 440 Rev Racer.
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Postby RWL » November 19th, 2003, 2:38 am

well 97 mach1, Not sure if EVERY sled was affected but definetly is a issue w/some....12,000 miles on the 600 last year?:? O.K.(guess i would luv to see a pic of the odometer "pictures worth a thous words) we have a new mileage king!!!!!:?....sounds like you have the same attitude as doo on this issue "what problem?"...to funny!....Educate yourself on the issue go to DOOTALK.COM & look for RING FLAKIN PROBLEM!(this is a ALL SKI-DOO SITE) then come back & let me know what you think!.......Believe me or not.....No sweat of my brow! & posting this issue is NOT A BASH I rode my bud's sled for a few miles & though it was AWESOME!(will look at a mid year realease if the rumor's are true rev 900 sdi) Just fact's people should know before buying that's all) P.S Tell my bud there isnt a ring problem!:M..... let old man winter pound snow on us ALL!
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Postby 97Mach1 » November 19th, 2003, 7:24 am

I know a bunch of people have issues, but how many REV's did they sell last year? I would love to know the percentages of people w/ problems vs. those without an issue. Talking with a few guys that were dealers, they said they had very few of them with ring flaking problems in relation to the amount of REVs that they sold.

Of course it could just be an issue that most people don't check their compression very often or look at their cylinders, in which case, I stand corrected.

I just think that people are blowing this whole thing out of proportion. But, I wouldn't think about buying a REV (or ANY sled for that matter) without doing a compression test.

I regularly check dootalk, too.
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Postby dave583 » November 21st, 2003, 8:48 am

I checked into that too and I heard that the SDI's werent affected by the ring thing.
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