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So my sled was running crapy over the weekend. I couldnt just gun it i had to wait till i got over 5krpm before i could and sometimes even after that with full throtle it would bog down. So i went today and emptied the crank. Never done it before and in each part of the crank there was about 3-4 ounces of fluids in it. It took a lot of pulls to get it started but once i did i lifted it and ran it and it was fine. But now ill the fluids fill back up again. If so what do i need to do to fix it? And about how much. And it dont look like i have a good seal on the crankcase cause the front left has some black gunk that smells like oily/gas.
 

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So my sled was running crapy over the weekend. I couldnt just gun it i had to wait till i got over 5krpm before i could and sometimes even after that with full throtle it would bog down. So i went today and emptied the crank. Never done it before and in each part of the crank there was about 3-4 ounces of fluids in it. It took a lot of pulls to get it started but once i did i lifted it and ran it and it was fine. But now ill the fluids fill back up again. If so what do i need to do to fix it? And about how much. And it dont look like i have a good seal on the crankcase cause the front left has some black gunk that smells like oily/gas.[/b]
If the fluid in your crankcase smells like gas you may have to replace the needle and seat in your carbs. one may be sticking or worn and lettting gas pass by when you sled is not in use.
 

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it def is gas, how much would that cost for 3 carbs?
 

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ther will always be oil/ gas in the crank case. when you shut down the sled from running your not gonna get rid of the gas that just sucked into the crank. but, if it is flooding out on you which you can tell by leaving the gas on when its parked or evn when you slow down to a road crossing or something than yes ID agree that you have issues with you needle and seat in one of your carbs. you might of also been boggy due to conditions . temp, humidty etc. was it warm out and does your sled have stock jetting?
 

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It was around 22F out. And it was with all the carbs then, so i'm guess its just filling up when i shut off.
 

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Are you storing the sled level, or are you jacking the back end up 12-18". Reason I was wondering is that if the back end is raised too high, the carbs are going to flood no matter how good a condition the needle and seats are in, is the reason the sleds are equipped with a fuel shut off valve.
 

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you may just have dirty carbs.i know this happens to as we went through this with the wifes sled this year.we took it in for the pre season service,and after running it half the season her sled started doing exactly what yours is doing.turns out one of her floats were sticking with a little slug built up inside the float,but this also caused 1 of her jets to plug up as well.it was a 15 minute job to clean it up and the sled is right back to where it should be.
 

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Well i store it pretty level, it has a little tilt forward but not much. I'm having the problem now that its hard to start. It just wont start. I got fuel , compression and spark. But i think it floods it. So i'll take the plugs off clean them and put them back in, first pull it will give a a little of whats in the cylinder. But then it just wont start. This only happened after i emptied the crank. Any ideas?
Also should i just take the bowls off on each carb to clean? How should i clean them and etc
Thanks for the responces too
 

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has it just started to do this or is it a new sled to you and thats how it came?? question being because I bought a 94 xlt brand new and so did my uncle ( back in spring 93) and mine would always start fine and his would always flood its self out being flat or not. I offten think sometimes that these things are just part of the nature of the beast.!
 

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I bought it at the begining of this season and it has never done this up until i drained the case but now i also have fluids leaking out where the crank seal is.
 
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