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Hey everyone,

New to sleds, ski doo, and this forum, hopefully someone here can pass on some knowledge :smile_old:

I just recently bought an 03' 800 renegade, has about 2800 miles on it.

When the sled is idling and just a bit above idle, it sounds like the engine is knocking, it disappears with higher RPM.

Its a dull knock, like knocking on plastic or aluminum coming from the top of the motor. I can only hear it with the

hood open.

It seems like every video I watch of an MXZ, 600, 700, 800, they all seem to have a similar sound at idle, but like i said i have zero experience with sleds

is this sound typical of this engine?

any help would be appreciated, i'm kind of nervous about taking it for a ride like that.

Pat
 

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primary clutch making noise ?
 

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They all make some clutch noise. It's usually more pronounced on cold start up than when warm.
 

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How can I tell the difference between clutch noise and something like piston slap?

Is any of it a big issue ?
 
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