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I have a 2016 Ranger XP 900 and it just turned 9,500 miles and 850 hours. Runs better than new. What is the life expectancy of these engines assuming synthetic oil, regular maintenance and most miles at 20-25 mph on gravel roads?
 

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All depends on maintenance and catching problems before they arise. That being said. Spray some carb cleaner around your intake boots where the connect to the head and listen for any rpm change. They tend to leak there. Keep rackin up those miles.
 

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I have a 2014 Ranger XP900 with over 14,000 miles on it and still runs great. This past fall I got tired of all the rattling as I was driving so replaced all 4 half shafts and wheel bearings. What a diference it made, sounds like a new machine. That also eliminated a slight delay of what felt like going into gear. That was the slop in the cv joints (part of the half shafts). I don't intend doing anything with the engine as long as it keeps running.
 

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I have a 2014 Ranger XP900 with over 14,000 miles on it and still runs great. This past fall I got tired of all the rattling as I was driving so replaced all 4 half shafts and wheel bearings. What a diference it made, sounds like a new machine. That also eliminated a slight delay of what felt like going into gear. That was the slop in the cv joints (part of the half shafts). I don't intend doing anything with the engine as long as it keeps running.
Have you checked your intake boots? Mine started leaking around 2500 miles on my 900. At about the same miles on my current 1000. Id hate to see your guys excellent runners go down because of dust getting sucked in your boots. Its a very common problem.
 

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I think they would last a very long time depending on how well maintenance is done.
 

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I think they would last a very long time depending on how well maintenance is done.
You are right on maintenance, but that's easy to do. I think listening to your buggy is important. Mine started having strange noises in the rear and after a little checking I found the RR cv joint had some wear. I figured if one had wear the rest were ready to go so changed all 4 half shafts. I have been so impresed with the 2014 Ranger (with14K miles) that I ordered a new Northstar ultmate. Hope that it will arrive by late April when I return to Mn from AZ.
 
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