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I have 2016 Kodiak EPS i heard about the "oil consumption" recall a while back and decided to call my local dealer Yamaha of Louisville and they confirmed there was a recall on my VIN. So i have a scheduled date on Nov 13th to get the recall done which from what i am seeing on other forms is they replace the cylinder, piston, rings, and all necessary gaskets and seals. But i did an oil change on it last weekend(with Yamalube filer and 10w-40 all purposes oil) and when i went to start it it just started rolling blue smoke out of the tail pipe, i let it warm up and smoking stoped. My concern is is this the recall or would it be the valve guide and seals leaking and should i switch to a high mileage oil for the mean time to try and condition the valve seals(if that is the problem) because i have a ride planned out with some buddies on Nov 7th. Thanks in advance.
 

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I assume that if the valve seals are indeed leaking oil, that your dealer would address it while your engine is apart
 

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I assume that if the valve seals are indeed leaking oil, that your dealer would address it while your engine is apart
Im hoping they will cover under warranty or the recall, if not i may ask about the Y.E.S. program or pay the 100$ for parts i doubt labor would be to excessive due to already tearing the top end down for recall. I did just get home and started it up to see if she would smoke and little to none came out surprisingly to the amount that was rolling yesterday. I just wonder if any conditioners in the yamalube oil helped the seals out?
 

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If your valve seals are indeed leaking, very doughful any oil will magically stop the seals from leaking...
 

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If your valve seals are indeed leaking, very doughful any oil will magically stop the seals from leaking...
Thats my exact thought, i know the oil wont make a bad seal new im just looking to get it good where it wont smoke all day on nov 7th and get me through the ride. And i just checked again and let her warm up real good and its not smoking once warm so o think im good to ride(with an extra quart on hand just in case) but it will get adressed when i take it to Yamaha the following week, thanks for your help
 

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I have 2016 Kodiak EPS i heard about the "oil consumption" recall a while back and decided to call my local dealer Yamaha of Louisville and they confirmed there was a recall on my VIN. So i have a scheduled date on Nov 13th to get the recall done which from what i am seeing on other forms is they replace the cylinder, piston, rings, and all necessary gaskets and seals. But i did an oil change on it last weekend(with Yamalube filer and 10w-40 all purposes oil) and when i went to start it it just started rolling blue smoke out of the tail pipe, i let it warm up and smoking stoped. My concern is is this the recall or would it be the valve guide and seals leaking and should i switch to a high mileage oil for the mean time to try and condition the valve seals(if that is the problem) because i have a ride planned out with some buddies on Nov 7th. Thanks in advance.
do you know what the exact name or number of the recall was?? I have a 2016 kodiack and I swear it burns through oil like crazy
 

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do you know what the exact name or number of the recall was?? I have a 2016 kodiack and I swear it burns through oil like crazy
It is actually a Service Bulletin, not a recall, but you can find more information on this link. Yes, it is a Canadian document but many have reported going into a Yamaha dealer, in the US, and bring up this document with no problem getting the work done once the bike is evaluated. Its Official. 2016-18 708 Yamaha Service Bulletin
 

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Thanks for that quick reply to maineboy redrocket!! I didnt see in time, and yes the service bulletin is what ive been looking at maineboy, but when i called my Yamaha dealer they where telling me it had a recall notice about oil consumption and i scheduled a date to do so even tho they where 3 weeks out and then it can go in and order the parts😩. But to add to the thread ive cleaned my filter and air box and she is breathing a lot better i had a snorkel hose break allowing mud and water in good thing it wasn't deep stuff.
 

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I have 2016 Kodiak EPS i heard about the "oil consumption" recall a while back and decided to call my local dealer Yamaha of Louisville and they confirmed there was a recall on my VIN. So i have a scheduled date on Nov 13th to get the recall done which from what i am seeing on other forms is they replace the cylinder, piston, rings, and all necessary gaskets and seals. But i did an oil change on it last weekend(with Yamalube filer and 10w-40 all purposes oil) and when i went to start it it just started rolling blue smoke out of the tail pipe, i let it warm up and smoking stoped. My concern is is this the recall or would it be the valve guide and seals leaking and should i switch to a high mileage oil for the mean time to try and condition the valve seals(if that is the problem) because i have a ride planned out with some buddies on Nov 7th. Thanks in advance.

just bought a 16 kodiak and it is smoking and smells of oil when i start it in 40 degree or less temps. Yamaha dealer says if it smokes then they will perform the TSB for free. I will be taking it in after hunting season here in ohio.
 

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Sorry for the long reply but i got my Kodiak back from the dealer ship and have been on a few rides and plowed the Kentucky snow we got past winter, no signs of oil smell or visual burning smoke from the tail pipe. Yamaha performed the "oil consumption" TSB for FREE which includes the jug(cylinder), piston, and rings. While they had it tore down i had them put in new valve seals and check valve lash and adjust to proper spec. The extra work to the quad only costed me almost 200$ in parts and labor since they already had the machine tore down. But glad to say my Kodiak is running healthy again.
 

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Hi im new on forum i have bean offered to buy an kodiak 700 2017 5000km 350h on the clock.but im a little worried about the 708 engine.it has a good service history what do you guys think should i go for it or pass?greatings from finland
 

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There was a TSB for a top end rebuild but I can't just remember what years were affected.

I have had mine for 4 1/2 years with zero problems. If you have some concerns you can see if the owner would allow you to take it into a dealer to have them go over it at your cost to see if there is anything that doesn't look good on it.
 
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Ok its now for sale at a dealer but at a can am dealer.im thinking that whit this km it would be whitout that problem.
 

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The ysb covers 2016, 2017, and 2028, the only years of the 708cc engine. It's covered for 5 years from date of manufacture, so some 2016s are just edging out of covdrage.
Majority of the issues were with the 2016, and early 2017s. It's rare to find a later 2017 or a 2018 with the problem.

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@Barbarossa Your best bet is to find a Yamaha dealer close by you and ask them, have a printout of the document from the link earlier in this thread. The Yamaha dealer would need to tell you if Yamaha Motor Sports is honoring the TSB in Finland/Europe. That TSB also contains a parts list of what is included in the kit that Yamaha covers here in the US and Canada so that should help explain what needs to be done. It is very possible the 2017 Kodiak 700 you are looking at may not even have a problem as many have 708cc engines in their Kodiak/Grizzly 700s and report good service without burning oil.
 
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Ok thank u.but if i do buy it anyway and it starts burning oil whats the deal?new cylinder/piston and thats it?thank you all for the help
 

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Here is the TSB in PDF form which includes the vin number range along with the years and parts that need to be replaced if there is excessive oil burning.
 

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If you are going to look for the vin number it is on the drivers side of the frame below the A arm.

There is a picture of the location in #3 pdf
 
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