01-24-2002, 10:04 PM
YA this year was real fun *http://www.snowmobileworld.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif
It's half my own fault but still,I left a 1/4 tank of gas in the sled untreated and it froze , Right when the snow started to fly here in Wi about a week and a half ago. Took me only 6 days to get in our shop and fixit I got it running last week sunday during the packer game (gusse I didn't miss much)and I put a whole 7miles on. All from ditch riding. And tues. the snow started to melt(high of 43F). What a fun year,any one else have this problem to?
01-24-2002, 10:37 PM
Been riding for 25 years. *Tried to buy a new sled every year for the last 9 years. *I was finally able to afford a newer one (1997 - up from 1980). * What luck. *Beautiful sled, no snow. *I've still managed 650 miles. *But I prefer to ride cross country (lakes, trails, hills, swamps, etc.) haven't had the conditions yet. *The groomed trails have been alot of fun, but CC is atleast twice as good!!!! *Hopefully February & March will be awesome!!!!!!
01-25-2002, 08:27 AM
Gas froze? I've parked my sled in -30C nights with less than a quarter tank and it has never frozen http://www.snowmobileworld.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif I've never heard of that. You must have had alot of water in it http://www.snowmobileworld.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif
01-25-2002, 07:39 PM
I fogot to mention that it sat all summer with a 1/4 tank of gas , untreated. Now do you understand?
01-25-2002, 07:57 PM
What brand of, uh, turpentine were you running? better clean the carbs. you may be suprised at what is growing in there. http://www.snowmobileworld.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
01-26-2002, 12:35 AM
FLYN, *I don't think you will do that again http://www.snowmobileworld.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif
01-26-2002, 07:54 PM
No I won't, I did clean the carbs, in fact I cleaned the whole fuel system and the exaust system. I had to take most of the sled a part to do it but I think it was worth it. http://www.snowmobileworld.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
01-28-2002, 03:19 PM
What gives with these new sleds? *Had a '76 Polaris TX 440 which I bought a year old in '77. *Had that machine for 20 years. *I never once drained the fuel or added fuel stabilizer. *I fired it once during the summer every year. *The machine always started first pull, second if really cold. *Never touched the engine or carbs, rebuilt the fuel pump once. *Sold that machine and it still ran like a top. *A couple of years ago I bought a Skidoo FIII and Mach Z. *FIII engine has been rebuilt 3 times, Mach Z on fourth rebuild. Junk!! *And yes I rebuild and clean the carbs every year. Thank you Yamaha for bringing snowmobile engine technology into the new millenium.