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    Motor troubles -2012 Wildcat 1000

    Looks like I blew the motor, not exactly sure what happened. We ran it quite hard one night and it was hard to start (had to be boosted) the next morning for a poker run. Didn’t really think anything of it other possibly a bad battery. Halfway through the run it started squealing and the motor kept getting louder and louder. Turned around and limped back to camp.
    Talked to the dealer today and they want more than the machine is worth for a new motor and to rebuild this one seems a little pricey too.
    My question is, has anyone ever tried putting a 2013 Wildcat X engine in the 2012?
    Any other suggestions?

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    Yes it will fit the ecm needs re-flashed. Try MLS for a good price on a new one or there probably is some good used ones out there.
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    Thanks for the response.
    Any idea what an ECU reflash should run me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevmax1975 View Post
    Thanks for the response.
    Any idea what an ECU reflash should run me?
    Figure somewhere in the $400 - $800 range. You can try and contact our Supporting Vendor, MLS, and see what they can do. Their prices are generally a lot cheaper. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevmax1975 View Post
    Thanks for the response.
    Any idea what an ECU reflash should run me?
    I would think a local dealer could do it for you, they normally go 1/2hr minimum..
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    Another question...The engine does not come with clutches. Will my current 2012 clutch setup work on the 2013 X motor or do I need to buy new clutches as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevmax1975 View Post
    Another question...The engine does not come with clutches. Will my current 2012 clutch setup work on the 2013 X motor or do I need to buy new clutches as well?
    You'll need a clutch. You'll need a Team clutch. A wet clutch was on the '12 and early '13 non X models.
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    The team set-up requires a different belt as well..
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    I think the belt is the least of my worries...lol
    Price is starting to add up for this repair, not sure the old machine is worth the cost of a new motor and clutches.

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    So I was talking to Austin at MLS, it seems they have a primary, secondary, ecu and gauge cluster in their shop and will sell for about $1000.
    Firstly, does that seem like a good price?
    Second, do I need the gauge cluster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevmax1975 View Post
    So I was talking to Austin at MLS, it seems they have a primary, secondary, ecu and gauge cluster in their shop and will sell for about $1000.
    Firstly, does that seem like a good price?
    Second, do I need the gauge cluster?
    First off, Austin is a great guy, dealt with him many times. Yes, I think that's a good deal. Yeah, for some reason, can't remember though, you need the gauge cluster. I would take advantage of this, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevmax1975 View Post
    I think the belt is the least of my worries...lol
    Price is starting to add up for this repair, not sure the old machine is worth the cost of a new motor and clutches.
    A new motor would come with the new clutches and belt. You would have to re-use your intake. Most guys sell their used motors with the clutches as well. When I sold my last motor I left the clutching on it. Find someone that has done that swap, I do not think that you need a new gauge to do it. Send Arizonacrawler a PM. He did this swap, but he no longer comes on here as he has a RZR now. I think a PM will give him a notification in his e-mail.
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    The diff on the gauge is it shows another 500 RPM so if you not running on red line all the time you should be fine
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    Do you know the extent of the damage? If it is just worn out, a kit with cylinders (they are separate from the case/block), pistons & rings and a valve job would almost completely renew the top end of your motor.
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    Thanks to all for your help.
    I’m not sure of the extent of the damage, but the motor is knocking quite loud. I’m hoping to find someone to help rebuild the motor as swapping to the ‘13 X motor is becoming a little more than I am willing to tackle, both labor and cost wise especially seeing as I am planning on selling the machine after the repairs lol


 
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