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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-24-2019, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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What should i know/do???

Just got an 08 polaris 550 it only has about 600miles on it but it has been sitting for 3-5yrs was told it needs fuel pump no idea if it was summerized. what should i do to it before i try starting it besides gas/oil/plug/fuel pump change
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Check/replace fuel pickup line inside the tank. I think there is also a filter attached to it in the tank. See if there is an external fuel filter and check/replace that. If it has a fuel shutoff valve pull that and clean it. I frequently add some injector cleaner to fuel and some octane booster.


I recently bought a1996 SKIDOO 500 that ran very strong and had been sitting. Registration expired in 2015. Ran very strong but wouldn't idle. Cleaned the carbs and then it didn't run as strong, but we got it to idle after it was warmed up.


I figure the jets were dirty making it run lean and that is why it ran so strong. Was glad I didn't push it in the dirty condition or it may have burned a piston.


Good luck

It's cheaper to replace the decals, then build up a little sled. The first time I drove a snowmobile was 7/4/72. It was a 71 488 Polaris Charger.
Previously owned sleds:
1970 433 Polaris.Mstng, 2013 MXZ 600 ACE
1974 530 Cust II, 2012 MXZ XR 1200
1975 SS250, 2014 900 A RENE ADREN
1976 TX 440
1978 TXL 340
1979 TXL 340
1979 Cent 500
1980 TXL Indy
1981 Indy 500
1984 600 LE
1986 Trail Indy SP
1986 600 SE
1988 400 SKS
1989 Indy 650 ( 3)
1990 Original RXL
1992 500 EFI SKS
1993 RXL SKS
1995 RXL
1997 Ultra Touring
1998 Indy 500
1998 500 Classic touring
2001 800 XC/SP (2 )
2002 550 Classic
2002 800 XC/SP
2002 800 Vertical Edge
2005 900 Fusion
2006 600 H.O Fusion
2006 900 Fusion
1974 440 Electra
2008 600 CFI LX
2008 FST LX
2008 D700 RMK 163
09 D600 Swbk
11 Pro R 600
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