Ordinarily, when any engine floods, you have to wait for the gasoline to evaporate before you can start the motor, and with a snowmobile, you won't always have the luxury of waiting somewhere warm.. However, there's an easy trick to start a snowmobile even with a flooded engine.
1. Make sure that the kill-switch is depressed. You don't want the engine starting while you're tinkering with it.
2. Open the hood of the sled and locate the spark plug. It's location may vary slightly in each model. If you can't find it or don't know what a spark plug looks like, reference the user's manual.
3. Remove the spark plug with the spark plug wrench and clean the gas off of it with a rag. If you don't have a rag, a shirt sleeve will do.
4. With the spark plug removed, pull the starter-chord a few times to turn the engine and clear the excess gas out.
5. Replace the spark plug and close the hood. The snowmobile should be ready to start.
This is usually common knowledge to anyone who has ever owned a triple.
Last edited by PolarisRich : 09-22-2008 at 09:29 PM.
5 lbs heavier than the 800XCR.....or so IBS stated last year. Dont feel bad it only outruns the old Machs considerably and gets twice the gas mileage on 87 octane
Funny weight always comes up with the Yammis.....but my wife laughs at all you guys that say they are too heavy. Then again I sure wouldnt mess with her.
Actually once you learn how to change the plugs it can be done in about 5 minutes. However.....who has to change plugs on the trail with one? I know of one person, but that was there fault, according to him.
Personally when I flooded my two strokes I drained and pulled the plugs. Generally didnt happen too often though, I dont ever remember changing plugs on my XC700, now the XLT was a little different story. But that was only after being inside the carbs a few times and making adjustments.
The gas is gravity fed from the tank, to the pump, to the carbs. When you flip it upside down the effect of gravity is reversed and the pump cannot supply enough gas to keep the carb bowls full so your sled dies.
Same reason why serious rock crawlers run EFI instead of carb, on the steep slopes the carbs cant supply enough fuel.