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    Towed home Friday night

    History: 2016 rspec with about 2100 miles. Ran great all summer. Did hundreds of miles in Maine through all types of terrain. In the fall it started sputtering and I noticed I kept getting water in the air box (twice) I discovered it was from washing with a garden hose due to the lid not on correctly. I have not touched the air filter since it got wet. Drove the machine on Sunday and it ran great. My brother in-law took it out on Tuesday and it ran fine. Friday night it started running fine then eventually died after a few hours. No water crossings on Friday night. It just would sputter, backfire, and die. Had no power. Could not get above 30 mph at full throttle in high. Eventually it would not move, just stall. Got back to the shop and washed it today. Could not drive it out of the shop again sputter and die. Would only idle for about 3-5 minutes in neautral then die. Removed the bed and most plastics. Getting fuel and the injector sprayed nice. Can only getting to start and run with no air box. I do have a uni filter installed, and it has been all summer. I oiled both layers. Going to clean filter later this week and see what happens. Other suggestions would be nice. The one question I did have was what are the two sensors (one on the right and one on the left) on the throttle body.

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    Spark plug is pretty cheap and fairly easy to change.
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    Might be a sensor needs cleaned or valves have tightened, the valves seem to tighten on them after getting some miles on it seems, check this post:

    https://www.wolverineforums.com/foru...-stalling.html
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    I don't know enough about these machines!! Yet, however if you water cross in deep water the intake breather is somewhere under the passenger seat. Water getting in or plugged would cause a problem Vapour lock because it can't breath is a longer shot but break the gas cap loose a if there is suction then the breather is plugged for sure. I don't believe these have a one way valve on the breather otherwise we wouldn't be smelling gas from the tank when driving. I'd put a gas line filter in the air hose for the tank myself to keep dust out of it. Is the fuel relay cycling, pressurizing the fuel?

    I alway approach the easy stuff first.

    Good luck
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    Just to add to the above comment about spark plugs. I’ve preached it for years to always start with new plugs. So often they are the culprit for unexpected or questionable no starts. They are usually the fastest and cheapest 1st step to troubleshooting the issue. Not saying you haven’t already done it or that you need to be told. More or less posting for anyone who might read and hadn’t thought of it.
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    The NGK Spark Plug is about $3 at O'Reilly Auto Parts. For that price every time I take my bed off for anything, a new spark plug gets installed, doesn't matter if the spark plug was replaced 300 miles ago or 800 miles; bed off - new plug.

    After 2 1/2 years, I still go off on a rant about the engineer that designed the Gen. 1, 708 and the manager that approved the design where you have to jump through hoops for routine maintenance items like greasing the rear lower a-arm grease fittings and having to take the bed off to change the plug.
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    Have you ever had the pleasure of changing the front spark plug on a renegade 1000? The level of stupid in that design knows no equal.
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    i would do a compression check if possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSkeeta View Post
    The NGK Spark Plug is about $3 at O'Reilly Auto Parts. For that price every time I take my bed off for anything, a new spark plug gets installed, doesn't matter if the spark plug was replaced 300 miles ago or 800 miles; bed off - new plug.

    After 2 1/2 years, I still go off on a rant about the engineer that designed the Gen. 1, 708 and the manager that approved the design where you have to jump through hoops for routine maintenance items like greasing the rear lower a-arm grease fittings and having to take the bed off to change the plug.
    Don't leave out the front driveshaft u-joint under the airbox that takes the stars aligning with a little hole in the skid plate. STUPID! Just sharing your rant and thinking about modifying my skid plate so I can do my basic needed periodic maintenance without unit disassembly. I have little confidence that those who can't do their own and take it to the dealer, get it done till it breaks.
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    OP- if you think moisture is the issue disrupting the electric signals, then WD 40 is a good Water Displacer and is what it was designed for if what I heard was correct, (as it is not much for lubrication imho). Check your cable connections at the coil and any other connection block that could take on water.
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