Originally Posted by ArcticcatZRBM
I am currently having the same problem with m y Arctic cat ZR600 and I just was wondering the outcome of your situation. I have white antifreeze smoke pooring out of the exhaust. Did the head gasket change do the trick or was it something else?
Please! For the sake of your sled and wallet! Take it to a certified car dealer!
I'm putting my fourth top end on since this post, at 800-1200 a time. Needless to say, the gasket was not my only problem. I believe everything below the spark plug was crap on this motor.
Seriously though, If it's not the head gasket It's going to be the base gasket. You'll want to get it right the first time because you cylinders are chrome plated and are $200-$300 to have replated if you score them.
AC's are also hard to prime with antifreeze. after you replace the gaskets, you have to raise the front of the sled up so the bubbles get out of the heat exchanger in the tunnel. Fairly easy, but if you don't your water won't flow and you'll overheat.
79 JD 440 Trailfire
01 AC ZR800
09 Skidoo MXZ tnt 500ss
110 miles and seized my motor twice
it's in the shop right now under warrantee, I'll update this when I hear from the dealer.