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1998 mach z 800

Postby ski-doojoe18 » January 15th, 2005, 4:36 pm

can anyone tell me anything about this sled i am looking to buy one from a friend.. are they fast? good accleeration, give your opinions sled is mint with 2200 miles
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Postby Woodsy » January 15th, 2005, 4:57 pm

HI Joe:
Yea, I had a 98 Z before I bought my T-Cat.. To put it bluntly, you are looking at a rocket on track!!!! Studded track and they will pull your arms out of the sockets!! A REAL fun sled and because of the year (after 96) it has pretty good suspention too! A couple of negative's - 1. check the track for chunking - they didnt have the best tracks on them.. 2. Ski-Doo trips had PTO crank bearing problems back then - it would be GREAT if you could find out whether or not yours has been updated..
Other then that - COOL SLED!!!!!!!!
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Postby KneeDeepInSnow » January 15th, 2005, 5:25 pm

SDJ: you comining or going? half the time your sellign yoru sled cause you need cash the other half the time your buting a new sled or putting a new suspension under it.......whats the deal?
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Postby catdaddy » January 16th, 2005, 1:15 am

Make sure the electrical recalls had been done. Had a buddy find out the expensive way.
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Postby ski-doojoe18 » January 16th, 2005, 2:31 am

im a mess kneeindeepsnow, im constantly buying and selling and needing money, so dont worry about what im doing im just trying to work my way up to trying to get a newer sled, i dont get much riding time bc my old sleds arent complete or something is wrong been riding for 8 years and never had a reliable sled, this mach z is very mint and its very cheap and i am selling all my sleds to get it, yes a electrical problem was recalled and fixed, the track is in mint shape, the pto was not updated,what do i do to get it updated?
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Postby snodrifter » January 16th, 2005, 3:44 am

How many miles on it? If it makes it past 3000 or so, it should be OK--Most of the bad ones have blown by then--IF they are gong to go!
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Postby ski-doojoe18 » January 16th, 2005, 3:57 am

2200 miles
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Postby 97Mach1 » January 16th, 2005, 5:30 am

The crank bearing problems were on the 700 triples and some 600's. The "Type 809" that's in the 97-2003 Mach Z's is a great engine. No problems with that engine at all. The 1998 Mach Z is a great sled, but it is the first year in that chassis, so there's some known electrical problems, mostly due to the main wiring harness that runs under the engine. It's too short for that chassis, and there was a factory service bulletin for it. Stators tend to go in the triples, but you can get them re-wound for about $100 and never have to worry about it.

Other than that, they are a good solid sled. The 98 has the center dump pipes which work awesome when they are HOT. My friend's 98 outruns most other year Mach Z's. He has 12,000 miles on it, bought it brand new back in December of 1997. Not one single problem, and has never replaced anything on the engine (still original pistons, rings, crank, etc.) He's had to replace the track twice, mainly because he stores it outside in the summer.
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Postby ski-doojoe18 » January 16th, 2005, 3:25 pm

k thanks for the input! im thinking of putting aftermarket silencers to give er some rap! then she'll sound mean! how si the 800 on gas? i had a 670cc skidoo, how do you think the power from this 800 compare to that 670?
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Postby sled to the max » January 16th, 2005, 3:37 pm

Put it this way you are in for a ride.
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