I bought a Wildcat 700 EFI from my brother last December. I drove it 4 times short distances on the trails and a lake once (100mph+). I took it out for a trail ride around 40 miles and poooof! I blew the coolant out the cap (rubber gasket folded over) and overheated the sled... Smoked mag side, clutch side still good at 130psi. Mag side rebuild by Northland Snowmobile in Sudbury, ONT. Lasted 8 miles.
Back to Northland, down to 100psi on clutch side and complete melt down on the mag side again. I noticed on the reciept they added oil to the gas for break-in... the 95 Cat manual on page 5 indicates "don't add oil to gas for break-in" They have had the machine now 5 weeks, found out owner was trying to aquire used engine to rebuild mine; I remember paying for new parts
Owner now telling me the machine is fixed, pick it up, and I own the sled, he's not in business to loose money and the 700 EFI Cats are junk, he will not warranty the work if it melts down again
Scared to run it, can't afford to rebuild again, anyone want to help with the oil issue, owner claims that oil doesn't hurt, he's rebuilt thousands of machines, and the junk issue?
New to sledding, love it, hate my CAT, want to run it, bought 06 Apex in Feb, love it!