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with that low miles you should get a couple years trouble free. but the water pumps are known to go out, replacing the belt every couple thousand will help. oil pump is linked to the water pump pretty cheasily so those are known to go out too and usually pump full rich. And if it has the kehien carbs, those eventually wear out too, where the pin slides through the float towers.
other than that their pretty bulletproof, lol. 600 should last longer than a 700 from less vibration imo.
 

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Cylinders have a compression relief hole in them so you're not going to get real high readings. I ran 42 pilots in mine and it cleaned up the bottom end nicely.
I had 12500 miles on two of them when I sold them. I expect they are still going strong. All I did to them other than regular maintenance on clutches etc. was to replace the pistons at 7500 miles. As mentioned check the water pump belt once in a while. sled_guy on this forum had brought in some kevlar reinforced water pump belts made by Gates about five years ago and they were great. I don't know part numbers.
 
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$hitcan the ACCS. Vent everything like an XC. You can buy the same year airbox top to eliminate the ACCS Hole.

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Run 2 sizes leaner for mains that what Polaris recommends for an XC 600 for your elevation.

run it @ 8200 on the tach as they usually read high.
 
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Probably one of the more reliable machines. Will have to pay more attention to chassis maint and repair than the engine IMO.
Also keep a spare coolant temp sensor. Think they are the same as the 800s in that if they crap out, sled won't run and can short circuit it with out a resistor.
Cheap insurance to have a spare. Since I towed my 01 800 1 fall, I carried a spare for years but never needed it lol.
 

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Probably one of the more reliable machines. Will have to pay more attention to chassis maint and repair than the engine IMO.
Also keep a spare coolant temp sensor. Think they are the same as the 800s in that if they crap out, sled won't run and can short circuit it with out a resistor.
Cheap insurance to have a spare. Since I towed my 01 800 1 fall, I carried a spare for years but never needed it lol.
I ended up switching out to a coolant temp Guage. Didn't even know about that possibility of happening with the stock sensor. I just like to know before my sled gets hot. Im also running quite a few mods and require high octane fuel but either way it's nice to know where you are running. Just a suggestion.

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accs ?

ACCS. Vent everything like an XC. You can buy the same year airbox top to eliminate the ACCS Hole.

Ok call me uninformed, but willing to learn. I purchased 2 2000 700 RMKs 1500 and 3200 miles. Checked them out and ready to go. Just read about ACCS and venting, if it works on a 600 should make a 700 a little better? Just checking. Run between 4000 and 6500'.
Thanks
 

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ACCS. Vent everything like an XC. You can buy the same year airbox top to eliminate the ACCS Hole.

Ok call me uninformed, but willing to learn. I purchased 2 2000 700 RMKs 1500 and 3200 miles. Checked them out and ready to go. Just read about ACCS and venting, if it works on a 600 should make a 700 a little better? Just checking. Run between 4000 and 6500'.
Thanks
The 700 engine seemed to have more issues with the ACCS than the 600 for some reason so definitely go for it.
 

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I heard all around the accs fails. Almost every sled of those years I've seen have the venting done. I have an air box that has it done in my living room if your want pictures of how it was done. Pretty simple really

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I heard all around the accs fails. Almost every sled of those years I've seen have the venting done. I have an air box that has it done in my living room if your want pictures of how it was done. Pretty simple really

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I'm trying to help a buddy get a lost and forgotten 99 600 going. We're about to ditch the ACCS so I'd like love to see a pic of what you did.

We're dealing with what sounds like all the normal problems: sled is running way rich, dumping fuel, backfires at idle, sometimes gets up to rpms but fights the whole way there........etc etc.....

Anybody know if the rack mikuni carbs from a 2001 600 XC will work?
 
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I'm trying to help a buddy get a lost and forgotten 99 600 going. We're about to ditch the ACCS so I'd like love to see a pic of what you did.

We're dealing with what sounds like all the normal problems: sled is running way rich, dumping fuel, backfires at idle, sometimes gets up to rpms but fights the whole way there........etc etc.....

Anybody know if the rack mikuni carbs from a 2001 600 XC will work?
YES RACK CARBS WILL WORK..Had them on my 99 600 just leave the TPS alone do not remove..
 

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YES RACK CARBS WILL WORK..Had them on my 99 600 just leave the TPS alone do not remove..
The TM38s are the ones I want right? Does it matter if it's of a VES motor or not?

Do I need to change jets or needles based on elevation?
 
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The TM38s are the ones I want right? Does it matter if it's of a VES motor or not?

Do I need to change jets or needles based on elevation?
if i remeber the 38s correct and double check jetting and run what it states for the ves and it does not matter ves or non..i can look in one of my books and see if i can find them..
 
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