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#1 Bankruppt

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 12:57 PM

Opened the garage last weekend and looked at the 17 mxz and noticed the front bogies were wet. Looked up in the tunnel and sure enough... coolant dripping. It has to be a tiny pinhole and there didn’t appear to be any type of dent or damage around it. I’ll have to take out the suspension to bacon the damage and weld it up. Has anyone seen one wear thin? I knew I should have traded it in😂

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 05:06 AM

Any chance its just a weak clamp?

Maybe do a pressure test first?

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 05:14 PM

<I knew I should have traded it in>

 

This is a constant when I'm working older sleds. Two grand for the engine, one for the suspension, another for the track and I might as well buy a new sled.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 07:07 AM

<I knew I should have traded it in>

 

This is a constant when I'm working older sleds. Two grand for the engine, one for the suspension, another for the track and I might as well buy a new sled.

 

I know the OP was mostly joking but people think I'm crazy when I say it doesn't cost much (any) more to trade every few years than it does to keep an old one running. No worries - it's their $$$, do what you want with it. All I know is my '21 will be paid for when it's picked up and I'll be sitting on a sled with $10K + value in it if I decide it's time to sell. 

 

But...do what works best for you. 


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:19 AM

I had hoped it was a leaking hose, but it’s pretty clear it’s leaking out of the cooler, much like it threw a stud or something. This is up at the front by where the front arm bolts.

On the trade in, I bought a 20 freeride and I ordered a 21 summit. We ride both on and off trail and intense enough at both that crossover sleds don’t fit my needs. I’m not made of money😂. The trail sled needed to last one more year! The engine sits at exactly 200 hours and runs just like it did when it was new. The chassis has over 9000 miles and I thought a few new bearings and I’d be in bussiness. Guess not! I’ll report back with my findings when I get back up to check it out.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 05:10 PM

Pressurize and check all clamp. Up where A arm bolt on is way to front. Check it out ..


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:58 PM

I know the OP was mostly joking but people think I'm crazy when I say it doesn't cost much (any) more to trade every few years than it does to keep an old one running. No worries - it's their $$$, do what you want with it. All I know is my '21 will be paid for when it's picked up and I'll be sitting on a sled with $10K + value in it if I decide it's time to sell. 

 

But...do what works best for you. 

What sled did you order this year?

I got my 2018 traded and snow check the week before everything got locked down!!

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 05:01 AM

Pressure test with the die and funky light if you can get your hands on one.

Tricounty, I have a 900T coming - well, I'm pretty sure I do.

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 01:44 PM

I took it to the dealer. It ended up being a porous spot in the aluminum cooler and brp suggested to try to have it welded and if that doesn’t work they will replace it.

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 07:42 PM

I took it to the dealer. It ended up being a porous spot in the aluminum cooler and brp suggested to try to have it welded and if that doesn’t work they will replace it.

 

Just curious where you are located?  And does your dealer have a good aluminum welder?   Located here in Southest Michigan and MPR race cars has an excellent aluminum welder.  He works out of his own shop, even has a bed plate.  Anything we need done with aluminum refrigerant lines he welds up for us.. these see up to 500 psig. And we almost don't leak check dany bungs he welds on or cracks he welds up.. they are usually leak free first time. Hopefully you have a guy like that in your area.  And or if you are in this area, I could hook you up!   Assuming it is an area you can get at?  


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Posted Yesterday, 05:55 PM

The area will have to be dry of antifreeze, for it to hold. I would drain the rest of your antifreeze out before attempting.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:01 PM

The area will have to be dry of antifreeze, for it to hold. I would drain the rest of your antifreeze out before attempting.

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That's a given.. and  a good welder will flush the area with a good solvent that leaves no traces.. and blow it out.. 



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Posted Today, 07:05 AM

I’m in Jackson mi area. My sled is in the UP and it sucks because I’d love to fix it myself. It’s either haul the sled home or haul the 250DX north. I’m going to just let them handle it, it really shouldn’t be too awfully difficult to put a patch over the leak.

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