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This is a discussion on arctic cat timing within the Arctic Cat forums, part of the Brand Specific Snowmobile Discussion category; I am picking up a 1998 Wildcat 700 that is firing way off, when the guy im getting it from got it, it had no ...

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    I am picking up a 1998 Wildcat 700 that is firing way off, when the guy im getting it from got it, it had no spark. while replacing the stator, he was pulling the flywheel off, with puller and impact gun apparently, and shattered the magnets. now having replaced them and reassembling, he has spark, but it is firing way off (like 180deg he says). He knows his stuff about sleds, but is stumped, and its in his way, so im taking it.
    I am a little fuzzy on details, not having picked it up yet, but I want to keep this sled together. I can use it for parts, but its good condition, and engine is fresh (170psi).

    any ideas, known problems... ??

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    Both plugs fire every 180 degrees.
    Get it running and use a timing light to check it. Should be around 30 degrees at 6000 rpm.

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    there should be a mark on the stator plate and one on the case to set your timing.

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    thanks for the start, picking it up as soon as i can get some time off and i hope that helps.
    i found out about the both plugs firing at the same time today, so i'm loosing a little faith in this guys apparent knowledge (being told he's "real good" with sleds), and hoping its something fairly easy
    thanks again, we'll see what happens

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    If this guy is good with sleds then he would have known not to use an impact gun.

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    no kidding.
    says he "knew he shouldn't have", but had no other way?
    either way, price came down to almost nothing, and im going to get it tomorow.
    we'll see

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    can anyone confirm that there is a 1998 model year wildcat700?
    i can't find any info, or even piks... anywhere

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    http://arcticcat.arinet.com/Empartweb52/scripts/EmpartISAPI52.dll?MF&app=ARC52&lang=EN&TF=Empartwe b&LoginID=cotest&loginpwd=cotest&partner=ARCC

    Only shows up to 96.

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    yeah, so its a '92.
    i'm hoping this is a big part of why he could get it going.
    pictures to come.

    (also not as good of cond as he said, but for the price, couldn't complain)

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    If he had really known his stuff about sleds, he would have known to make sure that the battery was good since these need it for the EFI to work right.

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