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Forum: NORTHERN ONTARIO, CANADA   01-04-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,889
Posted By dlaine
Did you guys (Thunder Bay that is) get anything...

Did you guys (Thunder Bay that is) get anything from that last system that came through? Looked like it could have dropped a good amount just north of the border but of course the US weather...
Forum: GENERAL SNOWMOBILING   02-11-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,008
Posted By dlaine
Did you check out the fuel pickup in the tank? ...

Did you check out the fuel pickup in the tank? Sometimes if there is gunk in the tank it will work for a while, then the gunk will collect on the screen and choke it off. When the flow stops for a...
Forum: YAMAHA   02-07-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,750
Posted By dlaine
Are you running too lean? You need richer...

Are you running too lean? You need richer jetting when the temp gets colder.

How is the sled running before it burns out the plugs? Good or doggy?

Anything else going on with the sled? ...
Forum: New Members Section   02-06-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By dlaine
Thanks Dan! My snowblower does the same thing! ...

Thanks Dan! My snowblower does the same thing!

I guess I will add 'clean the carb' to my end of season maintenance this spring...

dave
Forum: New Members Section   02-05-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By dlaine
There may be air in the system that expands when...

There may be air in the system that expands when it gets warm. Or the opposite - water in there that freezes?

Did you notice if the brake line passes close to anything that was getting really...
Forum: GENERAL CHIT CHAT   02-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,530
Posted By dlaine
Glad you got some riding in! I always go back...

Glad you got some riding in! I always go back 'home' to ride - much better snow and I have a friend that works construction in the summer and just rides all winter!!!

I never understood why...
Forum: POLARIS   01-31-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By dlaine
Take the entire clutch apart and make sure...

Take the entire clutch apart and make sure nothing else is wrong. Any idea where the piece of rubber came from?

dave
Forum: ARCTIC CAT   01-31-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By dlaine
I will never buy a carb sled again - efi is the...

I will never buy a carb sled again - efi is the only way to go. No more changing jets outside at -10!

dave
Forum: YAMAHA   01-20-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,813
Posted By dlaine
I would start by checking the compression and...

I would start by checking the compression and cleaning the carbs. Backfiring means too much fuel is going into the cylinders - could be from a stuck float or something like that. I am not familiar...
Forum: SKI-DOO   01-20-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By dlaine
Looks like there is an in-tank fuel filter - have...

Looks like there is an in-tank fuel filter - have you checked, cleaned or replaced that? Maybe check the impulse line to the fuel pump as well.

Also keep in mind that if you run ethanol fuel...
Forum: SKI-DOO   01-20-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,948
Posted By dlaine
I always just use blue - holds well and you don't...

I always just use blue - holds well and you don't have to torch it to get off. The yellow stuff that doo uses is a 'paste' style that gets pre-applied to the bolts.

My '08 shop manual says...
Forum: SKI-DOO   01-20-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,127
Posted By dlaine
Seems a little steep for a sled that old - how...

Seems a little steep for a sled that old - how many miles and what shape is it in? The 600sdi is a good engine - I have one in my '08 and love it.

You should be able to find an XP (08 or newer)...
Forum: SKI-DOO   01-08-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,237
Posted By dlaine
I don't know if it will still work without the...

I don't know if it will still work without the battery. My '08 600sdi will not even try to start if the battery is dead or not connected. I know a bunch of things changed with the 09 e-tec...
Forum: SKI-DOO   01-07-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By dlaine
Dragging it around shouldn't hurt anything... ...

Dragging it around shouldn't hurt anything...

Are you sure the belt is in there correctly? Is the new belt bad? The noise could be coming from the other side (clutches) - sometimes hard to tell...
Forum: SKI-DOO   01-07-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,507
Posted By dlaine
Any lights on while it is beeping? Check Engine?...

Any lights on while it is beeping? Check Engine? DESS? Will it rev high enough to actually move or does it cut off at 3K rpm?

I would take the dess cord off, clean it, put it back on and wiggle...
Forum: GENERAL CHIT CHAT   01-02-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,885
Posted By dlaine
I put in about 50 miles after Christmas - I was...

I put in about 50 miles after Christmas - I was able to sneak away with two daughters and a friend. A few places had up to 3 ft of snow. No base and the trails hadn't all been opened yet. Now I...
Forum: ARCTIC CAT   01-02-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Posted By dlaine
I had an 87 El Tigre that sometimes would run...

I had an 87 El Tigre that sometimes would run great - other times could hardly get going. Turned out one of the bolts in the stator had snapped off. As the bolt head rattled around in there it...
Forum: VINTAGE SLEDS   12-20-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,984
Posted By dlaine
We had a '69 Olympique where the tank was...

We had a '69 Olympique where the tank was integrated into the frame and was completely rusty. We could go about 5 min on a new fuel filter before it clogged up and was done.

I ended up mounting a...
Forum: VINTAGE SLEDS   12-20-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,974
Posted By dlaine
Yeah - with ours it didn't matter how well we...

Yeah - with ours it didn't matter how well we cleaned them. Every fall they needed a new rebuild kit. We would clean and clean and clean and spend hours trying to get it to start - wouldn't start. ...
Forum: VINTAGE SLEDS   12-18-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,974
Posted By dlaine
Spark, fuel and compression and it will run. ...

Spark, fuel and compression and it will run.

Spark present and fuel running out of the exhaust would make me start with the carbs.

We had 69-73 ski-doo's growing up - not as familiar with...
Forum: SKI-DOO   12-17-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By dlaine
There are places online where you can pick up...

There are places online where you can pick up used parts:
http://www.alssnowmobile.com
http://www.snowmobilesalvageparts.com
http://www.thesledshed.com
Give them a call and see what they have on...
Forum: GENERAL CHIT CHAT   12-11-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,885
Posted By dlaine
Does driving on and off the trailer count? Got...

Does driving on and off the trailer count? Got it 'up north' over Thanksgiving - they have 12-18" of good snow up there. Now I just need to wait until after Christmas when we go up there next. I...
Forum: YAMAHA   12-11-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,551
Posted By dlaine
From the amount of rust I am seeing in there I am...

From the amount of rust I am seeing in there I am guessing something is binding and/or broken. Work it back and forth a few times, get some new grease in there. Check all the springs. Good chance...
Forum: GENERAL SNOWMOBILING   12-11-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By dlaine
I have to go with BCDan on this one - it depends...

I have to go with BCDan on this one - it depends on what you want to do with it.

The trade off for 4-stroke reliability is weight - the new Yammi's even come with power steering since the front...
Forum: SKI-DOO   12-05-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By dlaine
http://www.ski-doo.com/ca/owner-center/previous-mo...

http://www.ski-doo.com/ca/owner-center/previous-models

It looks a lot like the one shown for the 1999 Summit 600 - just orange instead of the blue in the brochure. The body style is a little...
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