Your snowmobile may smoke some when it’s in idle or during startup, but when the smoke gets to the point where it’s choking you, it’s too much. The problem could be due to coolant leaks in the cylinder, a faulty oil injection pump, old fuel, or heavy parts in the fuel clogging up the crankcase.
How often should a snowmobile engine be rebuilt?
Snowmobile 2-stroke motors will last 10,000-20000 miles depending on model and how well it is taken care of before they need either a top end rebuild, or a bottom end rebuild. You have about the same chances of blowing the motor at 10 miles as at 7500 miles.
How do I know if my oil shot is working on my snowmobile?
While you’re cruising, hit the kill switch. when the sled stops, remove the spark plugs and look at the color. If they’re white, you’re not getting enough oil, if they’re black, you’re getting too much, if they’re a tan color, you’re oil injection is working good.
How do you tell if a snowmobile is overheating?
Most snowmobiles are equipped with a light that indicates the engine heating status to the rider. In some models, the light flashes from time to time if the engine is hot and is on when the engine gets overheated. This way, the rider can cool the machine down by switching it off.
How do you cool down a snowmobile?
This can be done by:
- Driving in loose snow.
- Viewing the coolant level. If it is low, add coolant. DO NOT open the pressure cap while the engine is hot.
- Stopping the engine and allowing it to cool down.
- Ensuring the radiator(s) (cooler) is clean and free of debris.
What should you always remove before leaving your snowmobile unattended?
Preparing Your Snowmobile for Storage
- Clean it thoroughly.
- Wax it.
- Replace worn or missing screws and bolts.
- Drain all fuel from the tank. …
- Remove the spark plugs. …
- Remove the drive belt so that it won’t stretch during storage.
- Lubricate the drive clutch with light grease.
Is 3000 miles a lot on a snowmobile?
Your looking at 150 miles a year average or one good afternoon of riding. For a snowmobile under 4000 miles I would consider low, 5000 – 8000 medium and 10,000 and up high. But all depends on the year. I put between 2500 – 3000 in a good year, 1600 – 1900 bad year.
What is the smoothest riding snowmobile?
The Switchback® PRO-S is for riders who want the smoothest ride and handling plus a sled that virtually eliminates stutter bumps. Available with the 600 Cleanfire®, 800 Cleanfire® H.O., and 850 Patriot™ Engines.
What is considered high mileage for snowmobile?
A snowmobile that is over 8,000 miles, and especially over 10,000 miles, is considered to be high mileage. Generally, the life expectancy of a snowmobile is around 15,000 miles.