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I just received my engine back from getting the head gaskets replaced. I install the engine and hooked everything back up. When I went to start it, it just cranked over. The engine will not start. I called the dealer and they told my to check the wiring and make sure I hooked up all the connectors. I checked everything and still it just turns over. There is spark fuel compression and all the connectors are hooked up. The engine keeps backfireing through the intake. I asked the dealer if they might of messed up on the timing. They said no. Does anybody know what my problem is? I still think it is the timing. I have a 2009 XTZwith 600 miles on it.
 

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Being an '09 XTZ, isn't it under warranty? If it is under warranty, why isn't the dealer doing the work? Why did the engine have to be removed to replace the head gaskets? Just curious.
 

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I'd say they are incorrect and they did mess up the timing.
Have you checked the timing?
If it looks good, maybe they have one cylinder 180 out. I have seen that.
 

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Yes it is under warranty but I live in rural Alaska. The only way to get things to me is by air. It cost about 3000 to send the bike in and back. The warranty does not cover the freight (according to the dealer) so I pulled the engine and had to pay 300 to ship it in and back. The only way to check the timing is by pulling the engine back apart. Which is why I sent it in, in the first place.I am going to pull it apart and take pictures especially if it is not timed right.
 

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Yes it is under warranty but I live in rural Alaska. The only way to get things to me is by air. It cost about 3000 to send the bike in and back. The warranty does not cover the freight (according to the dealer) so I pulled the engine and had to pay 300 to ship it in and back. The only way to check the timing is by pulling the engine back apart. Which is why I sent it in, in the first place.I am going to pull it apart and take pictures especially if it is not timed right.
OK. Now I understand. Best of luck to you in getting this resolved.
 

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Well I pulled the engine apart to check the timing and I noticed the rocker arm and the cam lobes have a bunch of scoring and are worn down.I called the dealer and sent photos of the problem. I know this probably isn't why it isn't starting but I told them I want a new engine because that metal is in the engine and it is going to ruin it. They will let me know tomorrow. I don't know why the mechanic did not see this.
 
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