2013 800 Etec won't start....has spark & fuel

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Hello, riding my 2013 Summit X etec 800 last night (first ride of the year & has 3400 km) and it began to run rough and finally died. Would not start or fire so I removed the plugs and checked for spark...plugs have spark and I confirmed the sled has fuel also. Any ideas as to what I can check next?

Thanks for any help guys!

Brian
 

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Hello, riding my 2013 Summit X etec 800 last night (first ride of the year & has 3400 km) and it began to run rough and finally died. Would not start or fire so I removed the plugs and checked for spark...plugs have spark and I confirmed the sled has fuel also. Any ideas as to what I can check next?

Thanks for any help guys!

Brian

Whats your spark plug gap, how do your plugs look? How does your fuel smell? How long were you riding before it died? Engine light come on before it died?
 

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original plugs so gap I would assume is correct and set by dealer, plugs are a bit wet but normal brown color. Fuel seems ok, first trip out and sled went for less than 1 km before it died. No engine lights came on, was running intermittently rough at idle shortly before it died.
 

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Got the sled warmed up, added a little octane boost and more fresh gas and it is starting to fire but still won't run for more than a couple of seconds every 2nd or 3rd try. At this point I am pretty sure it is just a fuel problem...still troubleshooting.
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Friend had a 2011 Etec, Ran like crap in the mountains, got worse and worse, until it would barely even start. Replaced the plugs with stockers, night and day difference. Replace the plugs as the gap changes with age, metal fatigue, abrasion etc. I would replace the fuel completely too if the plugs don't make a difference. But, start there anyways, Brian.
 

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I'd change out those plugs with that kind of mileage. My sled fouled a set of plugs with 800 miles on them after trio to the dealer. Pulled on that sicker for a half hour trying to get it to go. Put new plugs in and it was running on the first pull like it should.

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I changed mine at 5000km. Way to late if you ask me. The plug was worn out. Had a gap of aprox 3mm.

3000km/plug is what im going for.
 

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Hello, riding my 2013 Summit X etec 800 last night (first ride of the year & has 3400 km) and it began to run rough and finally died. Would not start or fire so I removed the plugs and checked for spark...plugs have spark and I confirmed the sled has fuel also. Any ideas as to what I can check next?

Thanks for any help guys!

Brian

I would be checking your stator/flywheel. Lots of 2013's with this issue. Just make sure you know what you are doing when you remove flywheel, otherwise you can do more damage than good. 4-5 of five I have checked all had issues. There is a sleeve in the flywheel that comes loose and contacts the stator. This is issue on 2013 and 2014 from what I can tell. For 2015 brp did an update on the flywheel to correct the problem. Did you get any codes?
 

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And if you havent replaced sparkplugs nows the time.

Mine looked awful after 4000km.
 

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You shouldn't have to replace the gas. Just add a bottle of methanol to your tank (Gasline Antifreeze) . You'll be fine. Also change those plugs.
 

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You shouldn't have to replace the gas. Just add a bottle of methanol to your tank (Gasline Antifreeze) . You'll be fine. Also change those plugs.
No methanol -gas line antifreeze in 2 smokes guys, it separates the oil from gas in the bearings ect


Isopropal alcohol or sea foam



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