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My XTZ is having a really hard time starting and when it does finally start, I have to hold the throttle about half way down until the the enginge starts firing on both cylinders. Which seems like it is taking longer everytime I start it. One of my friends said he could see coolant coming out the exhaust and I could really smell it in the cab. Has anybody else had this problem? If so what did yo do. I have pulled the sparks plugs but I never seen any coolant on them. The engine seems to build up alot of pressure in the radiator and blows coolant out the resivoir when I am riding down the road but I was told that was what they do and that the rough Idle at start up was that I might have bad gas. Any help or ideas on testing would be appreciated
 

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I'm taking mine this Sat let the dealer look at it, and I'll let you know what they come up with, mine is very suttle at the moment like a 2 second delay, not to alarm you but if your getting coolant in your exhaust that would tell me that might be a blown head gasket and I mean might be, someone on here might be able to shed a better light then I on that, I would take it to your dealer that could be what's up with mine, I guess I'll find out I'll keep you posted.
 

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The problem is that it will cost me about 3000 dollars to get it to a dealer. I am pretty sure it is a head gasket or cracked head. I am going to pull the plugs again since it sat over night with pressure in the system. I will let you know.
 

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I have 640 miles on my machine and the back head gasket is blown. I did notice the starting problem awile ago but was told it might of been injectors but now I think it was the head gasket all along and now it is worse. The dealer told me he has seen it before and what it was, was a piece of dirt or something scarred the gasket at instalation and just got worse with heat and pressure. Shawn I hope you don't have the same problem.:ugh1:
 
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