The JE Pistons definitely work on an X. That's what I went with, but in low compression (turbo). As I mentioned above, they are available in 3 or 4 different compression ratios, all the way up to 12.5:1.
The cam and rocker look fine, but I will take another deeper look to be 100% sure.Given what the spark plug looked like, I am not surprised.
If your cam is okay, you can buy any X cylinder head and re-use your cam. If your cam was damaged when the valve got broken, you'll need to find a rear cylinder head assembly. My SWAG is that the rocker would break or bend before the cam got damaged.
I'm planning to order this one: Arctic Cat 0825-032 - KIT,STARTER-SEVERE DUTY (H2) | Partzilla.comIf you are doing the starter upgrade kit also order the starter clutch one way bearing. Apparently some guys who have done the starter upgrade have still had issues because the one way bearing wasn’t replaced at the same time
The cam and rocker look fine, but I will take another deeper look to be 100% sure.
I found a used X cylinder head on eBay, located in Poland. Will probably order that.
Interestingly, I couldn't find new head assembly anywhere (part number engraved on the head is 0808-171-B).
I'm planning to order this one: Arctic Cat 0825-032 - KIT,STARTER-SEVERE DUTY (H2) | Partzilla.com
Doesn't seem to include the bearing you're referring to. Can you please point me to the relevant part?
Couldn't find it in the parts diagrams.
0802-035 Is the starter clutch one way bearing
The starter upgrade does not effect the large gear attached to the starter clutch one way bearing. If you buy the clutch you can use your existing large gear. Mine had a sliver chip off one tooth but I didn’t replace the gear but did replace the one way bearing.Manufacturers routinely change part numbers when a part or assembly has any change. The current p/n for your cylinder head is 0808-227, ~$600.
AC calls the one-way bearing a starter clutch, p/n 0802-035, ~$200.
Perhaps someone will confirm that the change in the pitch of the starter drivetrain gears does not extend to the big gear that attaches to the one-way bearing. Since the parts explosion mentions that the updated starter requires the updated intermediate gear and does not mention the larger gear, I'm relatively certain you don't need that one.
Yes, It is possible to remove cylinder head with engine still in cradle the head(back near rear bumper) is fairly easy but the head near firewall requires removing a lot of plastic panels. NOTE*** on the Wildcat X1000 there are (2)two seperate timing marks on flywheel. Any more questions I have pictures of this Job. You can find a used head on E-bay lol it's what I did. Or someone here might have one the front and rear cylinder heads are Interchangeable..Can you remove the head when the engine installed on the vehicle or do I need to pull it off to do that?
Not sure I want to get into removing the engine from the vehicle, if that's needed I might take it to the shop for them to continue.