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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 04:38 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2008 XTX 700 with just under 1000 miles. Is there any other general maintenance I need to perform besides the following before the summer comes? I did clean the machine before winter store and use fuel stabilizer.
Charge the batter.
Change engine oil.
Check air filer.
Check air pressure.
Look for any leaks.
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I have a 2008 XTX 700 with just under 1000 miles. Is there any other general maintenance I need to perform besides the following before the summer comes? I did clean the machine before winter store and use fuel stabilizer.
Charge the batter.
Change engine oil.
Check air filer.
Check air pressure.
Look for any leaks.
Hi Brentg,you might want to check the diff oil,when I changed mine at 1500 the front was low from factory,and it was dirty.I would change it anyways you can do it with less than a quart front and rear,make sure you don't over fill.looks like you got the rest of it covered.

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Welcome to the site! If you do change the differential fluid, make sure that you use the Arctic Cat specified rear dif fluid. It has an additive for your turf saver rear end, failure to do so will shorten its life and failure.

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Welcome to the site! If you do change the differential fluid, make sure that you use the Arctic Cat specified rear dif fluid. It has an additive for your turf saver rear end, failure to do so will shorten its life and failure.
RD,the 2008 XTX 700 had a turf saver.

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I think the Turf Saver was used from 2008 - 2010, I did not find a part number for it in 2011, and it was only on the XTX models.

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Ditching my turf-saver is on my "to-do" list. Seems to be working fine though. Only get the herky jerky starts on concrete or pavement. On dirt, gravel, etc it just just fine. But I do plan on getting a 700XT spool and going that route. From what I've read, the spool setup really helps deliver better power to the ground and is more reliable.

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Ditching my turf-saver is on my "to-do" list. Seems to be working fine though. Only get the herky jerky starts on concrete or pavement. On dirt, gravel, etc it just just fine. But I do plan on getting a 700XT spool and going that route. From what I've read, the spool setup really helps deliver better power to the ground and is more reliable.
Seems like everyone that makes the change,likes the live axle better.

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I would change the diff fluid for sure, I change mine a lot.. sometimes after one run.. this is because some runs I end up in quite a bit of water..better safe than sorry. Also, there is a plate on the bottom of your engine where your oil drain plug is. It's recommended by Cat to check it every 500 miles, its four torx head bolts and it gets you in to the oil pump pickup screen.. good to check it to make sure its free and clear and there isn't any metal floating around. I just checked my for the first time this year.. I have around 2000 miles on mine.. it looked good in there but you never know.. if you get the service manual online it shows you how to do it step by step. make sure if it doesn't have the rubber o ring style gasket to put a little high temp silicone on it before reinstalling.

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I would change the diff fluid for sure, I change mine a lot.. sometimes after one run.. this is because some runs I end up in quite a bit of water..better safe than sorry. Also, there is a plate on the bottom of your engine where your oil drain plug is. It's recommended by Cat to check it every 500 miles, its four torx head bolts and it gets you in to the oil pump pickup screen.. good to check it to make sure its free and clear and there isn't any metal floating around. I just checked my for the first time this year.. I have around 2000 miles on mine.. it looked good in there but you never know.. if you get the service manual online it shows you how to do it step by step. make sure if it doesn't have the rubber o ring style gasket to put a little high temp silicone on it before reinstalling.
If you take off that plate you will need a ratchet wrench like this one because two of the bolts are a biatch to get to. I just picked up the kit today, but haven't tried it yet. But I know others said it works like a charm. I also picked up regular hex bolts to replace the torx bolts for future removal. But then again, if this tool works really well it may not be necessary.

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That's a sweet looking driver set. Definitely gonna pick one up.

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