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Hey everyone! Im new to the forum,

I just recently got a new sled, its a 98 formula s 380. I just wanted to know if there are any common problems with this sled i should prepare for our keep an eye on? And does anyone know the hp on this sled? Thanks a lot!

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we had a '95 and sold it with 3500 miles..... the only problem we EVER had was putting in new primer pumps every other year. It was the most reliable machine I've ever seen!! If it didn't start, it was your own fault (flooding with the primer) The horsepower is about 40-50 (rough numbers). Ours topped out about 65, maybe around 70 (speedo reading).

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awesome! thanks a lot I apreciate it man!
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sorry about the typo meant to say formula s don't know how sormula came out!
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yep,.... gas mileage is surprisingly good too.... although, if you beat it hard, it will be a bit of an oil pig.
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cool sounds good! We have a bunch of oil already so that shouldent be a problem. But can't wait to try it out this winter!! The most i've drivin it so far was onto the trailer!!
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we had a '95 and sold it with 3500 miles..... the only problem we EVER had was putting in new primer pumps every other year. It was the most reliable machine I've ever seen!! If it didn't start, it was your own fault (flooding with the primer) The horsepower is about 40-50 (rough numbers). Ours topped out about 65, maybe around 70 (speedo reading).

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Honestly, i would say maybe 40-45. Its a 380,, come on. Ski doo's 550 only is like what 55-60??

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for hp or speedo?
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Pretty sure he's talkin hp.

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Hp!

2009/2010 Miles:900
2010/2011 Miles:1300
2011/2012 Miles:530
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that's why I said rough numbers,... and your numbers fell within my range anyway?......
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The 380 is an excellent sled! Ski doo makes awesome fan cooled machines. My friend drove one up near Cadillac Mi, and he said it topped out at 70. Very reliable sled! I hope it works out for ya.

Current Sleds-
95' ski doo Mach z 780 triple (stock)
98' ski doo formula sl 500 (Stock)
98' Arctic cat 440 Jag (studded)

Previous Sleds-
00' Mxz 700
1992 Ski doo Mach 1 (DG pipe)
1976 El Tigre 5000
1972 Arctic Cat Panther 440

"Ride em' till you can't feel your toes"
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