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HDX Crew Air Intake Problem

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Old 11-29-2018, 03:38 PM
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Hi All!
Hoping so much that someone can help us. Going to try to post the short version of this long issue.

We purchased a brand new 2017 Arctic Cat Crew Cab HDX in Jan. of 2018 for use at our cabin. It was still snowy so didn't get to use it until May for a couple of weeks. A forest fire and evacuations meant no use again. Finally, mid-summer we were able to use it to go on trails, travel to fishing holes, etc. We didn't do any climbing, mudding, or any other heavy duty use. We drove it maybe 15 times and put 547 miles on it.

Our HDX quit running. We took it back to our dealer for repairs. The mechanic found that the air intake box is too close to the engine. The heat from the engine warps the box thus allowing dust into the engine. Our engine was ruined. Thankfully, we had a few days left of our warranty. Arctic Cat sent a new engine which was installed, however they couldn't get an air intake box because a new prototype was being manufactured. Arctic Cat suggested that we put on the same intake box. You can guess that we are concerned that we would have the same issue with dirt getting into engine again - and be out of warranty.

Last week, we were told a new prototype isn't going to be developed after all. They made some improvements to the air intake box that they hope will take care of the issue. We are so nervous to have it put on only to have the same issue happen.

Has anyone else had the same issue? Suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:00 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I have no experience with this unit and with that no experience with the problem.. But it does make me wonder if they have a known problem why they ditched the fix? Other than costs. I don't know if you state has a lemon law, but I'd hang on to any and all paperwork for when it possibly happens again.
 
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:32 AM
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Responses over on the ACForum///
 
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:14 PM
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Obvious and blatant plug here, but you could always order some of our Form-A-Barrier (Form-A-Barrier | Design Engineering Inc) to custom fit a shield where you need it.
 
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:28 AM
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You could get the above or some of that silver tape used on sealing seams on furnace runs. This should help reflect the heat away. Now the only issue you have with a do it yourself mod is now if it were to happen again they could say your mod cause the failure. With no mods if it happens again you can go after ac for repair showing the documentation from the previous repair and existing issue. Just keep a eye on things
 
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