Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Howdy sledheads. My old Everest is causing me fits. It currently runs great for about 10 minutes, then it will start losing power. Eventually, it bogs down and can't get up enough revs to move. I've rotated then changed the plugs. The carb is clean and because it runs great at first, makes me think that it is not the carb. I do notice that the fuel filter is not full of fuel when it bogs down. I swapped the fuel pump and hose and get the same results. I am beginning to suspect that I am losing compression in the right cylinder when the thing heats up either through the intake, piston ring, or bottom end. The loss of compression causes the fuel pump to stop right? Does anyone have any ideas on where to start? Just a little more backgound on this sled, it melted a piston 6 years ago, and sat for 4 years. I had the pistons and rings replaced and the cylinder walls honed. Nothing was done to the bottom end. Is there an easy way to diagnose lower seals?