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1981 arctic cat 440 questions.

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1981 arctic cat 440 questions.

Postby kawasaki4402 » February 16th, 2005, 2:03 pm

Hi, a friend of mine has a 1981 arctic cat 440 and has some problems. He just rebuilt the motor (pistons, rings, gaskets)and now it blew the headgasket...replaced that and now it will not run. He says it is spitting gas out of the carburetors when you try to start it, and says its running rich. Does anyone have any literature or info on this snowmobile? If you do, i would really appreciate it if you would e-mail it to me at mc91b1@hotmail.com . any info would be appreciated. Thanks
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1981 arctic cat 440 questions.

Postby sledwrench » February 16th, 2005, 2:40 pm

So it ran before it blew the head gasket? If so, maybe it blew a seal as well, or has a bad seal
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1981 arctic cat 440 questions.

Postby kawasaki4402 » February 16th, 2005, 2:52 pm

Yes, It ran before it blew the headgasket. He said when it ran (before he took it apart) it ran good...and now that its been rebuilt, its like its getting way too much gas (beings how its spitting gas out of the carbs).
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1981 arctic cat 440 questions.

Postby stilldoo'nit » February 16th, 2005, 3:52 pm

First thing that comes to mind is be sure the muffler isn't plugged.
Just a thought. Pete
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75 Motoski Futura 440, minus a track, got one?
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