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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Rear end on the XTZ

I did the rear end vent posted on here last year and worked great, but on my last ride it started puking fluid from the vent on hard pulles up hills. I think something is wrong inside the rearend and I will take it apart when I get home from this trip. I just parked it.
Has anyone else had a problem with the rear end. It is a 09 XTZ with 2500 trail miles and some street miles, it is street legal but has never been trashed.
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I did the rear end vent posted on here last year and worked great, but on my last ride it started puking fluid from the vent on hard pulles up hills. I think something is wrong inside the rearend and I will take it apart when I get home from this trip. I just parked it.
Has anyone else had a problem with the rear end. It is a 09 XTZ with 2500 trail miles and some street miles, it is street legal but has never been trashed.
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I had this problem when I over serviced the rear diff. Seems like it's very sensitive to having just a few to many cc's of diff fluid.

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I had this problem when I over serviced the rear diff. Seems like it's very sensitive to having just a few to many cc's of diff fluid.
I drained it and measured the amount of new fluid when I refilled it and it puked it out again. Only on hard hill climbs. Ran it on flat ground and never puked fluid. I think something has gone bad in the rear gear.
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Cool diff fluid

i had the same problem. i busted a bladder after a long ride. like 35 miles non stop.i went to shop to buy bladder.and they said there was bulletin on that to run diff 1'' low on fluid.so i did that and installed catch can.no problems yet.and no leaks 1500 miles.

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I just put on close to 600 miles this weekend, some very hard steep climbs for over a mile back up heavy gumbo mud trails ... but the mud was so heavy thick no way I could have seen a leak if it occurred , had all fluids serviced just before going on the trip .. lots of rain sloppy mud and then the heavy tire building mud .. slow speed down steep hills kind of buildup .. took 2 hours at the pressure washer to get it blown off. anyway I'll have to re-check if the blow out happened as I didn't do anything about it when we were posting about it before. BUT I only showed slight weep sign before even after some fast pavement use of some miles

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I know I don't have the same diff exactly but I have had many problems with my seals... I called my dealer and he told me to run only 175 ml in the diffs and the problem will be solved.. so far so good, not many miles but it seems to be holding up.. the original manufacturer's recommendations I think were way off.. way too much fluid

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post #7 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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With the vent system I have you can run the fluid to to fill hole which I have for the last year with no leaks, and we do 110 to 130 mile trail rides in the mountains with steep pulls. But this time something is not right. I think I have a bearing or something going south causing excess heat. I will pull it apart next week when I get home and see what is the problem. It is nice to hear no one else has had a rear gear problem.
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Let us know what you come up with Don. I did the Bi Polar diff mod also but my 650 has a different diff than you have. No problems so far.



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After I get home and take it apart I will post what happened to it. I am coming back to UT for two months so I don't want to have any problems.
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Well I checked out the rearend and found nothing wrong. After talking it over with my wife we agreed I did the rearend vent system after I came home last year and only tested it on the street. I put a plug in the new hole on the snout and vented it from the top like it was stock. I left the catch can in, I made and put two tubes to a bottle so I could watch what happens. I did a 30 mile run at 45 to 50 mph with the air temp over 100 deg. and there was about a half inch of fluid in the bottle. I ordered two of the Arctic Cat bladders and put a tee on top of the catch can with a bladder on each side. I now think the vent is a bad deal because of the dirt and when it overfills you have a mess. Arctic Cat is not so dumb after all. I will post sme new pictures when the bladders come in.
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