Last weekend we had our 2016 1000 XP out and while riding we started to notice that the motor was developing an abnormal noise. The noise wasn’t a knock and wasn’t a click but somewhere in between. I checked the oil in the rzr, it was a little low but not outside the “safe” zone on the dip stick. While heading back to the trailer the noise got worse but the rzr ran normal. Sunday, I pulled the valve cover and checked the valve lash. Intake valves are 0.000 or less. Exhaust are around 0.007.

Two questions:

1) could this be causing some engine noise? Seems to me that it could.

2) how in the world does this happen? It’s not like the valve lash is adjustable with out a shim kit.

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