Arctic Chat : Arctic Cat Forum banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey everyone, recently purchased a 1998 powder special 600 efi and it is giving me hard time to start. If its above 0 it will start 1-4 pulls but today it was -25 and took a good 15-20 pulls to start. This is not normal for a EFI right? The previous owner said the stator was changed and has 0 miles on it.

Please Help....Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
I would begin by replacing the coolant temp sensor. It is starving because it thinks it is warm (lean mixture). If it starts when it is warmer out, that would support the hypothesis. Let us know how it goes. Mark
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
451 Posts
Have you ridden it at all? Obviously make sure the coolant temp sensor is actually plugged in and making good contact, I had one delivered from the dealer with the temp sensor not connected properly. Also check the air temp sensor and make sure the throttle position sensor is plugged in.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sudbury_Sledder @ Jan 10 2007, 06:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
If its above 0 it will start 1-4 pulls but today it was -25 and took a good 15-20 pulls to start.[/b]
Nothing productive to ad except WOW. -25!
I wish it would get cold hear. If it continues like it has, I will have to start my own grass drags on the lawn.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
ya just ridden it maybe 50 feet in backyard. Goes good but seems to bog after light to half throttle for some reason..Its like it just starves for gas all of a sudden.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
93 Posts
you can test the coolant temp sensor first before just replacing it, its cheaper that way. Also check your fuel pump connections just incase, what i did once was jump the fuel pump wires(at the bottom of the handlebar assembly,on top of the tank) to a 12v source like a batt charger, there red/black with a white connector. Listen for the fuel pump running, if all sounds well try to start it then. Maybe ur regulator is pooched too, could be lots of things, YAY for EFI.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
237 Posts
I know I am good when I trun my key with the efi! you here it loading the gas! it makes a sound! you also need a good Bat!without that batt it wont run
so make sure you are hereing the pumping sound then she should fire and I am told Mine will also whine like shes got a turbo! It is just the EFI!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·

·
Registered
Joined
·
93 Posts
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Rad8165 @ Jan 12 2007, 04:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
I know I am good when I trun my key with the efi! you here it loading the gas! it makes a sound! you also need a good Bat!without that batt it wont run
so make sure you are hereing the pumping sound then she should fire and I am told Mine will also whine like shes got a turbo! It is just the EFI![/b]
Batteryless EFI if i believe, so he dosnt have a battery. First pull should prime the pump, second pull should start it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
215 Posts
have you tested the stator to make sure its good? just because its new doesn't mean thats not the problem, especially with zero miles on it. was it a brand new stator or rebuilt?
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top