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Old 01-20-2020, 07:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I would have to say that the newer sleds are much more reliable. At least that has been my experience. I definitely wouldn't what to go back to any of the old sleds I owned or rode in the past. New sleds are superior in about every way possible.
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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So I'm going to go there.


With the current generation of sleds, say 2015 and above, how reliable are they. HCS didn't exist back in the day so we never saw all the problems with sleds back then.


I have considered getting some new iron but with how lean these sleds run it always worries me that melt downs happen and then it's off to the dealer to figure out what code it threw. He'll I was just able to trouble shoot a faulty fuel pump on one of my. Got the replacement parts for it and off it went.
How far back are you talking??? HCS has been around since 2002...........
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:58 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I was going to question that also, HCS has been around forever and a day, the new EPA regulations do suck......however as mentioned it has pushed the MFG's to be better, I'm pretty sure someone at BRP was thinking "hold my beer and watch this" when they created the Etec technology and applied that to the ski-doo line.
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I know of several 2005 and later Ski-Doos with the Rotax 600 SDI motor that have gone over 10,000 miles (and as much as 15 years of use), with nothing other than annual preventative maintenance.
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Old 01-20-2020, 01:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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If you don't need gobs of power for trail riding, the Doo 900ace is the way to go if you are environmentally and MPG conscious. Easy could put 10,000mi on it without blinkning, 4stroke, 95hp, 3 driving modes, it sips gas if you want it to but also has that torque curve to get you outta the corner/turn. If you want more, go with the 900T.

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Old 01-20-2020, 02:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I believe the newer sleds are more reliable not only from and engine standpoint but from a chassis standpoint a well. If we beat the 80's and 90's conventional chassis sleds like we do the new stuff they (and our backs) wouldn't have taken it. The sled manufacturers also do a great job making HP and reliability while meeting emissions standards, which is something the automotive manufacturers have struggled with particularly in diesel applications.
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'd agree the new sleds ride better and are more reliable. Its their 2 stroke engines longevity thats questionable.
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I'd agree the new sleds ride better and are more reliable. Its their 2 stroke engines longevity thats questionable.
You ride a 600. Modern 600's will outlast the VES you have.
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:56 PM   #20 (permalink)
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the OP in this DT thread had a couple 10K+mi Doo 850s
https://www.dootalk.com/forums/topic...ine-longevity/
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