Line J. Skov Snowmobile May 26th, 2018 - 17:07:28
We also can understand and respect where this industry started and what drives it to produce better snowmobiles. Many of these antique snowmobiles have been restored by enthusiasts. You can often see a restored antique snowmobile at small privately owned museums that are dedicated to the many antique snowmobiles that were used in those days as well as at the companies which created them. From these places you can ask about the history of any antique snowmobile that is on display. As you look at these snowmobiles you will get a feel of how people have changed the look and performance of these vehicles as their needs over the long time have changed.
The owners manual will provide a diagram of the snowmobiles engine and where to find all of its components. Is the engine stop switch pushed in the off position? The "Engine stop" switch is located on the snowmobiles control panel. Double check to make sure that the switch is not stuck in the off position.The "Engine stop" switch (if pushed down) will prevent the motor from starting. Is there gas left in the fuel tank since last winter? Next you must investigate the fuel tank. Gasoline can degrade over time. That can lead to a number of problems- hard starting rough running or no starting at all.
If you insist on leaving gas in your engine for more that six months at a time then you need to add a stabilizer to the fuel system so that it will preserve the gasoline and keep it from deteriorating over time. It is probably a good idea to drain your fuel system at the end of the winter before storing your snowmobile for the summer in a protective snowmobile cover. Is the battery dead? The easiest way to check the battery is by turning on the headlights. No lights- no charge in the battery. Have you checked the cylinder head gasket nuts? Locate the cylinder head nuts on top of the engines cylinder block. If they are loose tighten the head nuts with a wrench and then check the gaskets for damage.
As fall blends into winter we shift from our land & water recreational vehicles to our snowmobiles. The snow has fallen and the snowmobile is calling. You pull it from its shed crank the engine and nothing happens. Did you know that due to the extreme winter conditions snowmobiles require more frequent maintenance that any other recreational vehicle? With that in mind lets troubleshoot & see whats wrong with your snowmobile. Keep in mind that the construction of snowmobiles will vary so you should refer to your owners manual before troubleshooting.