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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-07-1999, 09:56 PM
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rich oil mixture?

Last season my sled would go through about a tank of oil as fast as a tank of gas. When the sled ('94 VMax) was running it even smelled like a strong oil mixture. I was wondering if anyone knew how I could check this or what can be done.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-08-1999, 09:56 PM
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Re: rich oil mixture?

If the sled ran the whole season not even blowing a set of plugs, or quitting due to to much oil leave it alone, trust me I know from experience, If there is a problem let the dealer adjust it and then they take the heat if it blows.

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Re: rich oil mixture?

Yeah, I had a '94 V-max 4 that I purchased new and the oil injector was set way RICH! I think they do that deliberately. I brought mine back as soon as I noticed the oil guzzlin' and had them adjust it under warranty. I agree with the Mxz670ho guy but at the same time it would be nice to be operating at the proper fuel/oil mixture. Excessive carbon will build up... not good--especially on variable exhaust systems. I would either drop it off at a shop and have them adjust it for you or do it yourself. It's not too difficult. Look closely at your oil pump--you will notice a line or mark on the pump. All you have to do is align that line with the pump arm. I think it's @WOT. It will be obvious when you look at the injector pump... the only tools you will need is two wrenches.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-09-1999, 08:12 PM
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Re: rich oil mixture?

If I were you and I wasn't blowing spark plugs I would leave it alone or i would take it to a dealer and have them look at it. I do not recremend you do anything to it unless you are a mechanic. Because you can probably really screw things up big time. SO I would just leave it along or have a professional look at. Depending If you if you don't mind putting lots of oil in it.

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Re: rich oil mixture?

Does this mean it will be fine to run with a rich mixture for the whole season? I'm no good mechanic, but I"m not interested in spending big bucks on this sled either.

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Re: rich oil mixture?

If you are concerned about it and don't want to do it yourself, bring it in and have a $75/hr mechanic adjust it... it only takes 10 minutes ($20 minimum charge).

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