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Hey Guys,

My buddies '92 Wildcat 700 just died on him this weekend.  Well, actually it was still running, just not very good.  He took it to the garage and the guy said something about the Piston skirt....I can't remember his exact words because I'm not very knowledgable on this, but I'm guessing this means he is going to need to rebuild that cylinder.

I was just wondering if you guys had any ideas how much a new piston, rings, and anything else he would need (gaskets and stuff) would cost, and where to get them?  He will probably have the rings changed in the other cylinder as well.  

It's only a $1200 sled so if he is going to sink any money into it he wants it to be as little as possible.

Thanks.

-Josh
 

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Tell him to save his money. That piston port engine was not too greatfull anyway.   How many miles were on the machine.  I heard most Wildcat 700 engines didnt go beyond 3-4K miles without a rebuild.
 

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The machine had 8600 miles on it and had never been rebuilt....it ran like a top to be honest.  I hadnt' heard anythign good about the Wildcats, but his ran pretty well to my suprise.

Any idea of the cost for the parts?

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-Josh
 

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Aside from stock parts, check out Royal Distributing.  Other than new cylinders they will have all the parts.  Plus your U.S.$$ will go further up here in Canada!
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There is a lot of factors involved.  Arctic Cat parts or aftermarket?  If the skirt dropped you could have crankshaft damage and or cylinder wall damage.  Are you doing the labor yourself?  I would say best case aftermarket parts if you just need a piston and gaskets, and you do it yourself...$100  worst case aftermarket parts and you do it yourself...$700

If you go with cat parts you can probably at least double your costs.
 

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Thanks Guys,

The owner of the sled won't be doing the work himself, but we have a friend that works on them at a pretty good rate.  Boy, he won't be happy to hear that there is a good chance of crank or cylinder damage....ouch.  Maybe his riding for the season is over.

Thanks again.

-Josh
 
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