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This is a discussion on commander engine trouble within the General Tech and Discussions forums, part of the Can-Am Commander UTV Garage category; Just thought i would let everyone know i took delivery on my new commander X last week and after only 6 hrs the engine has locked up to the point ...


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    Just thought i would let everyone know i took delivery on my new commander X last week and after only 6 hrs the engine has locked up to the point the starter wont even turn it over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootle View Post
    Just thought i would let everyone know i took delivery on my new commander X last week and after only 6 hrs the engine has locked up to the point the starter wont even turn it over.
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    Take it back to the dealer.....you do get a 6month warranty from the factory, and an addtional 6months from BRP
    had you checked the oil?
    was there oil smoke out the exhaust?
    was there any engine/bearing noise?

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    Wow!! That's the first problem I've ever heard with a stock Rotax engine. That sucks! Let us know what your dealer tells you.
    "Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot."

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    Hmmm... Im gonna guess he's trolling??? Until we get more specifics im gonna go with that. There seems to be alot of posters on other forums just causing trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notapoofan View Post
    Hmmm... Im gonna guess he's trolling??? Until we get more specifics im gonna go with that. There seems to be alot of posters on other forums just causing trouble.
    I agree...just wanted to see if he would answer any of my questions first....Barbara

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    The OP did try to response, however, he responded to the notification e mail. Here is what his response was:

    Quote Originally Posted by bootle
    Full of oil and there were no warning signs. I was riding when the engine started making a rattling noise in the top side like a loose valve or wrist pin on the piston. Tried to make it home about 1/2 mile when it locked up, sliding the rear tires. Taking it to the dealer first thing Monday.

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    The rotax is the one thing I've always counted on as being bullet proof. I'm really interested on what caused it. The 1000 is a new engine for them kinda. I hope this is the only one we hear about! I do hope this is trolling, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt. These engines have all kinds of fail safe nannies, so I would think they would've kicked in before mechanical failure.
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    Been a long time abuser of the rotax engine (Aprilia rider) and I can not say one thing bad about the Rotax. I have used and abused these motors when they were designed for Aprilia. This was one of the main features that made my decision to put money down in june when they were announced.

    I can always see a possible manufacture defect or error with that one engine or assembly, but I dont think you will have any problem getting it fixed. Maybe just time to get the parts. Rotax is a solid engine and always has been, one thing I am not worried about with the commander.

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    Default Blown engine

    Sorry hadnt responed to anyone i had computer problems. Can am sent my dealer a complete engine after then dealer found the oil filter full off a bronze like metal. Ran the new engine last wkn in a four hour race and so far all is good. Have 18 hrs on this engine. My machine has a lot or rearend whine in the gears is this common to all? Had a renegade for several yrs but never noticed this in it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootle View Post
    Sorry hadnt responed to anyone i had computer problems. Can am sent my dealer a complete engine after then dealer found the oil filter full off a bronze like metal. Ran the new engine last wkn in a four hour race and so far all is good. Have 18 hrs on this engine. My machine has a lot or rearend whine in the gears is this common to all? Had a renegade for several yrs but never noticed this in it .
    Hey thanks for the reply...nice to know that they got it fixed for ya.

    mine has some drivetrain noise, but not but.
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