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Manual/tips for changing pistons on 13’ Pro-RMK

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Manual/tips for changing pistons on 13’ Pro-RMK

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Is there anyone out there that would be willing to share the workshop manual on changing pistons on a Pro? Or is there any manuals/books I can buy? Other tips would be greatly appriciated! Sled has 4100 miles on stock pistons!0
 

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You can buy the electronic version fairly cheap if I recall correctly. If not PM me, I might have an electronic one I would have to look around, maybe for 2012, not sure, don't have a Pro-ride any more (recently moved to an Axys).

You are definitely due for maintenance top end... well, depending on type of miles I suppose but I would rather err on the side of safety. Had a catastrophic failure on a Skidoo 800 at about 1500 miles and the motor was basically junk, that can get expensive, so throw a set of Axys pistons in there. You will get lots of opinions on whose pistons to use... I tend to go OEM, Indy Dan recommends that too. Make sure you inspect (or have someone inspect) the cylinder skirts too, less common in the newer Pros but they can crack and even fail.
 

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Actually in Norway (where I’m from), many sleds go this far without opening the engine, some even go 5000 miles with nothing done. Anyways, I did a compression test and it showed 100psi on both cylinders so I’m probably going to do it. Already asked dealer and they wouldn’t lend me the manual. Been looking for it online aswell but with no luck.
 

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Just bought a used sled for pretty cheap knowing it had only 95psi, what's surprising though is the sled only has 2080 miles. Kind of funny you have more than twice as many miles and still have better compression. I don't know how my sled has this bad of compression. Doing a rebuild of course.
 
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When a sled goes 5000 miles on pistons, they are commonly know as "trail miles"...LOL Not an anomoly, happens all the time.
 

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Actually no, mine has 4100 off trail miles. A lot of 5000 mile sleds are pro’s used for what they should be used for. Dealers just up the oil pump and they are good to go.
 
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I’ve had that manual for some time now, just now realised that piston change is actually partly covered in it.
 

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What about newer Axys pistons? Heard they are better, but more expensive of course.
We have been running the Pro pistons in the AXYS with great success. The AXYS pistons were having ring locating pin migration.
 

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We have been running the Pro pistons in the AXYS with great success. The AXYS pistons were having ring locating pin migration.
Yikes... so in that case the OP should be sticking with Pro pistons... Should I be worried about the '17 Axys I picked up this spring? Warranty is good until Feb 2020 but after that I am on my own... don't ride as hard as I used to but still they are mountain miles not trail miles... you have a piston "maintenance" interval recommendation for the Axys?
 

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Yikes... so in that case the OP should be sticking with Pro pistons... Should I be worried about the '17 Axys I picked up this spring? Warranty is good until Feb 2020 but after that I am on my own... don't ride as hard as I used to but still they are mountain miles not trail miles... you have a piston "maintenance" interval recommendation for the Axys?
Hammer on it until the warranty runs out. Then think about replacing pistons.