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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2000, 11:55 AM
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The aftermath...

In the aftermath of my race with a Ski Doo Formula III 600 (see post titled, "the race") Now my sled is not running right. I hope I didn't burn anything out by holding the throttle wide open for such long periods of time.

I am now experiencing an overall lack of power and an engine sound that seems a little raspy under load.

Possible problems:
1.) I put $5 worth of 87 octane gas, mixed with just under half a tank of high octane (93) that i already had, to get me home.
2.) Carbs have not been cleaned this season.
3.) Had machine tipped on it's side to inspect the track.
4.) Any suggestions??? Any possible major probs???

Possible solutions:
1.) Clean Carbs
2.) Test compression (what should the compression be for this model? 95 Storm 800)

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2000, 06:39 PM
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Re: The aftermath...

I would make sure all cylinders have about the same compression. One thing that's real handy is a Bend-A-Lite, fits down inside the plug hole and lets you see the condition of your pistons and cylinder walls. Can't tell you where to buy one, I made my own out of a couple of AA cells, a switch, and a flashlite bulb. Solder wires to the bulb, and to the batteries thru the switch, and you're done. The bulb can be dangled down into the cylinder and you can see a lot.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2000, 11:17 PM
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Re: The aftermath...

you can get a bend-a-lite from snap on or any of the commercial tool trucks.
I have one that I wrapped in velcro and secured under my hood up by the air box on the cowling. This keeps it handy so that any time you pull your plugs you might as well look inside as long as they're out huh.

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