I was reading a “Dear Ralph” question about blowing head gaskets on an XLT. I had the same problem with my 95 XLT 600. The problem is a separation between the cylinder liner and the block casting on the exhaust sides of the mag and pto cylinders. We sent the cylinders to SLP and had them machine .007″ off the surface. Polaris has stated they had this problem on others, too. Just thought you would like to know.
Ed “Turbo” Anderson
Thanks for the info!