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    FNG from Utah.

    Just bought a 2014 wildcat 1000x with 2200 miles on it. It runs great with a few squeaks and groans. It also has a oil leak somewhere underneath which I can't seen to locate. What are hotspots for leaks. Thank in advanced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjco333 View Post
    Just bought a 2014 wildcat 1000x with 2200 miles on it. It runs great with a few squeaks and groans. It also has a oil leak somewhere underneath which I can't seen to locate. What are hotspots for leaks. Thank in advanced.
    Welcome! My 14 X leaked everywhere. Called it the Textron Valdez.
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    Welcome to the group, depends on how bad a leak you're chasing. Just a slight seep, ignore it and watch the level. Enjoy the machine.
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    Welcome tjco333, congrats. Hopefully, you'll be looking into harnesses, and a harness bar for your car. Safety first. A lot of cars have the starter o-ring oil leak. Check there. Also the quality of the hose clamps AC uses are worthless. Replace them with good hose clamps on all your oil lines.
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    Welcome to the forum!

    The engine in the X (and the 1000) is assembled from lots of separate castings. Some parts have gaskets, but many are sealed by RTV. The most common joint to leak seems to be the vertical seam between the two halves of the engine case, but there are lots and lots of places that can leak oil. The magneto or stator cover, for example, is exposed to the crankcase and oil. If you run the 'cat on a side slope with the driver's side down, that cavity can collect oil until the ground levels out.

    Find the leak and tell us where it is. Someone will have repaired that area.

    My '15 X weeped a bit of oil from the stator cover when I overfilled it and ran it that way, but otherwise it has been (knock wood) mostly leak free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Welcome tjco333, congrats. Hopefully, you'll be looking into harnesses, and a harness bar for your car. Safety first. A lot of cars have the starter o-ring oil leak. Check there. Also the quality of the hose clamps AC uses are worthless. Replace them with good hose clamps on all your oil lines.
    . I have already found one clamp that needs to be replaced. That fixed it so far.
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    My 14 Wildcat Trail had a small leak out of the oil cooler lines. Recall had been done. Previous owner overfilled it which is common because of the dipstick fill mark. Changed the oil, proper level and no leaks.

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    It runs great with a few squeaks and groans. It also has a oil leak somewhere
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