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    Better year xpl. ?? What year is 947??

    Trying to find out what year is thebetter of the xpl Skis and what year did they go to the 951

    Or any other things that may be better for some than others.
    They seem pretty close to same except the di year

    Thanks


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    2001 or 2002 was the last year of the XPL I think...the 98 was the first year for the 951.some 98's I think came with a 787

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    The 951 & 947 are one and the same Rotax marine engine. (951 is the displacement in CCs and 947 is Rotax's model # for this motor. All of Rotax's 2 stroke marine engine #s end in 7 hence 657,717,787 & 947. The first 2 digits are close to the actual displacement of the engine.
    That being said, there were several updates to this engine over the years. this motor started life in the 97.5 GSXL. the motor in this ski was up-dated quite a bit for 1998. The motor stayed pretty much the same until 2002 when the porting was changed. Of course, the DI motors had many changes from the carb. models.
    Hope this helps,
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    So is the porting slighty different for the 02 then previous and if so what's different I assume raised or lowered exhaust port timing for one gain or the other??

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    Actually, the exhaust port timing is slightly less aggressive on the 02+ cylinders (go figure). This results in better overall performance. I can't explain why except BRP got a little carried away with the port timing on the earlier model 951s.
    Robert V

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    the 99+ had dual coil ignition also, the 98 were the bastard year, blowing up engines left and right due to the air ports at the very front of the ski under the hood letting watter in. I have a 2000 and love it, many ppl say the 2000 was the best overall looking XPL of all times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultramaxracing05 View Post
    many ppl say the 2000 was the best overall looking XPL of all times.
    99 is the collectors edition, last of the century

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    I agree btw... 2000 XPL is the best looking year ever

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    Agree the 2000 looks good 01 not bad ethier . Here is a couple questions
    Stock compression is 140 ish how much can you run on 87 and how much on 91. Including the mpem reprogram

    Thanks I read the bens thing but didn't get specific on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aha View Post
    I agree btw... 2000 XPL is the best looking year ever
    99 is the collectors edition, last of the millennium

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