Engine Started Knocking and Died - Arctic Cat Prowler Forums: Prowler UTV Forum
Arctic Cat Prowler General Discussions General discussions pertaining to the Arctic Cat Prowler.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2016, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Texas
Posts: 6
 
Engine Started Knocking and Died

Hello, new to the site and to Arctic Cats.
I recently bought a 2009 Prowler 1000. Was told it had 1100 BBK speedwerks cams along with some other upgrades. Everything seemed to be working fine, until the other day while cruising around my property it seemed to loose power and started knocking then died. I pulled it back to my shop and started checking things out. The front spark plug had some damage like it had made contact with something. So I started digging further, removed the cover over the valve springs and one of the springs was not on the valve stem. Also it looks like the tappet adjustment screw on that rocker is missing. I will be pulling the valve cover and head off next, to see if there is even more damage.
What are some suggestions on anything else I should check while I am digging into this thing?

Thanks in advance
bbbv4711 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2016, 04:05 PM
Loyal Member
 
GTroyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Reno/Sparks ,Nv.
Posts: 3,289
 
one step at a time , but you might have to go much further into it ... kinda sounds like you know that though and are hoping for good news

sorry that isn't coming from me , I'm thinking the worst sorry


ON EDIT .. oops sorry , welcome to the house
location ?
fill in location and signature line

name is Gary or hey you if ya forget

2009 Prowler XTZ , couple things added here and there
'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEWBIES ...
1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us
GTroyer is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2016, 07:58 PM
Lifetime Member
 
mlh1962's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lexington, Missouri
Posts: 3,621
 
Garage
Welcome to the site, I don't have a 1000 (damn it wish I did) but maybe someone on here that knows the XTZ can fill you in on what to check and any upgraded parts Arctic Cat may have. If you don't have a repair manual you can download a free pdf copy here "K&T Parts House Lawn Mower Parts and Chain Saw & Trimmer Parts" they have some good info in them.

'07 Prowler 650 H1 XT, L.E.D. stop/turn signals, Summit Racing heater, AC winch, AC windshield, soft cab & doors, 6' Eagle Plow, oil gauge, Maxxis MT-762 truck tires, AC Fender Flares, E-Brake alarm, Yutrax UTV Jump Seat, Dynatek CDI
Missouri Mike
mlh1962 is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-19-2016, 03:58 AM
Administrator
 
Fairmont79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kingman, AZ 86409
Posts: 7,111
 
Welcome to the forum. Sorry about you misfortune. Hope the damage is confined to just the cylinder, and head. Sounds like the adjuster backed out, and then hammered the valve stem until the retainer failed. Let us know what you find.

2009 700EFI XTX, , AC Winch, 2010 Dust Shield EPI Sport Utility Clutch Kit , Street Legal, Cage chopped 2 ", Aluminum Diamond Plate Trim, Relocated Factory Bladders with covers, 5 Pt. Harness installed, Bed Tiedown System, Scat Pro-Car Seats, Secondary Battery installed, Oil Pressure, Oil/CVT Temperature, Volt Meter & Water Temp Gauges installed with Dash Plate, Bighorns, ITP Black 212 Wheels. Tonneau cover. 750 Big Bore Kit, Web Cam, and Rocker Arms.

Either - Dick or RD
Fairmont79 is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-19-2016, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Texas
Posts: 6
 
Thanks for the welcome and replies. I did download the manual from the site listed. I will post up what I find.
bbbv4711 is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-20-2016, 04:50 AM
Administrator
 
Fairmont79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kingman, AZ 86409
Posts: 7,111
 
Depending on what you find, parts are usually available on POWERSPORTSNATION. COM, or ebay. Several online parts houses are also a good source. Babbitts in Michigan is one I use.

2009 700EFI XTX, , AC Winch, 2010 Dust Shield EPI Sport Utility Clutch Kit , Street Legal, Cage chopped 2 ", Aluminum Diamond Plate Trim, Relocated Factory Bladders with covers, 5 Pt. Harness installed, Bed Tiedown System, Scat Pro-Car Seats, Secondary Battery installed, Oil Pressure, Oil/CVT Temperature, Volt Meter & Water Temp Gauges installed with Dash Plate, Bighorns, ITP Black 212 Wheels. Tonneau cover. 750 Big Bore Kit, Web Cam, and Rocker Arms.

Either - Dick or RD
Fairmont79 is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-22-2016, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Texas
Posts: 6
 
After some work finally got the head off. Looks like the head and valves are destroyed. So I guess it is time to go ahead and tear it down completely.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160422_151551.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	57.3 KB
ID:	39114  

2009 Prowler 1000 BBK Speedwerks Cam Wet Clutch Delete

Last edited by bbbv4711; 04-22-2016 at 02:30 PM.
bbbv4711 is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-22-2016, 02:32 PM
Administrator
 
Fairmont79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kingman, AZ 86409
Posts: 7,111
 
Can you back the studs out? If so pull the studs, then remove the cylinder. Also a word of caution on the studs, one of them may need to have a reduced shank as the bolt hole in the cylinder is a oil passage for the top end. Check the area around the cylinder/crankcase for an oil passage, if you find it that is the hole that needs a reduced shank. Arctic cat head bolts are a one time use, so some people went to studs to reduce the rebuild cost.

2009 700EFI XTX, , AC Winch, 2010 Dust Shield EPI Sport Utility Clutch Kit , Street Legal, Cage chopped 2 ", Aluminum Diamond Plate Trim, Relocated Factory Bladders with covers, 5 Pt. Harness installed, Bed Tiedown System, Scat Pro-Car Seats, Secondary Battery installed, Oil Pressure, Oil/CVT Temperature, Volt Meter & Water Temp Gauges installed with Dash Plate, Bighorns, ITP Black 212 Wheels. Tonneau cover. 750 Big Bore Kit, Web Cam, and Rocker Arms.

Either - Dick or RD
Fairmont79 is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-22-2016, 03:23 PM
Administrator
 
Fairmont79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kingman, AZ 86409
Posts: 7,111
 
I'd check the other cylinder for any signs of lack of oil. Same thin as before, a full stud will restrict oil to the top end. Arctic Cat uses head bolts not studs for the head, and cylinder assembly bolting to the case. I've attached pictures of my cam that was damaged by lack of oil, also the left front stud is where my oil passage is.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN3649.JPG
Views:	65
Size:	89.1 KB
ID:	39122   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN3652.JPG
Views:	72
Size:	78.8 KB
ID:	39130   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN3114.JPG
Views:	92
Size:	89.8 KB
ID:	39138  

2009 700EFI XTX, , AC Winch, 2010 Dust Shield EPI Sport Utility Clutch Kit , Street Legal, Cage chopped 2 ", Aluminum Diamond Plate Trim, Relocated Factory Bladders with covers, 5 Pt. Harness installed, Bed Tiedown System, Scat Pro-Car Seats, Secondary Battery installed, Oil Pressure, Oil/CVT Temperature, Volt Meter & Water Temp Gauges installed with Dash Plate, Bighorns, ITP Black 212 Wheels. Tonneau cover. 750 Big Bore Kit, Web Cam, and Rocker Arms.

Either - Dick or RD
Fairmont79 is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-22-2016, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Texas
Posts: 6
 
I had to pull the studs to get the head off, so studs are out. Working on removing the cylinder. I will check for the passage and measure the studs also. Just taking it slow so I do it right the first time. Also feels like connecting rod or something may be bent, after getting the head and pieces out I tried rolling it by hand and it binds up. So will be going through everything now.

Thanks for the tips so far, I am sure I will have more questions.

2009 Prowler 1000 BBK Speedwerks Cam Wet Clutch Delete
bbbv4711 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Arctic Cat Prowler Forums: Prowler UTV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58