Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Southren Ontario
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Here I am in Southern Ont. I am new to the sport and have a couple (3) questions/concerns with my Ski-doo. I am also new to these forum things. So if I am screwing up PLEASE put me on the right track.
Not to be too long winded, but I'll start at the beginning. I just got a hold of a 2000 700 DLX. My first sled. My friends have been snowmobiling for years. (Me, just four tanks of gas so far). I finally had enough of their pestering and though I would give it a try and join them. After a week or two of research and looking I picked the Ski-Doo. Much to the chagrin of my friends who were/are calling it a "Ladies machine" or "Girls ride". They all ride some serious HP, stripped down rockets. Not many luxuries except speed. I can hear them coming to my place 5 min before they get there. They try to keep the noise down individually when they are around populated areas but I don't think they consider what a pack of 8-9 of them together sound like, eased up on or not. They are good guys though. Always one of them waiting at the TEE's to make sure I am coming along (and turn the right way I think). The heat, elec. start, high windshield and cushy supen. I don't think I could do with out now, just for a few more klicks. I do have a couple years on most of them and am starting to think confort.Call it what they want.
I believe I got a good deal. Nice older gentleman had this dealer maintained sled, always stored inside, that he seemed to be attached to and babied. He was leaning against my truck for a few minutes as we were packing up to take my new sled home just staring at her. (I think he was saying good bye, no kidding) Well he sent along some dollies and cover. All this for under $2400 CAN. Little up there on KM's. Around 10000. But couple buds said not to worry about the high miles??? She starts real easy and seems like a strong runner. Actually one of them confided to me it is probably better to start off with not too much power. Sorry about the babble. Enough talk! To my questions. I guess I’ll just shoot them out and check back after work (Aft's this week) Thanks
1. Guy I got sled from told me to just put AFT in chain case?? He did. I got some Dexron II lying around is this OK?
2. Seem to smoke a lot at idle??
3. Noticed loud knocking from motor???Sounds like an old Chevy I had when she was out of oil.
Well any info would be great. I want look after this sled myself.
I promise from here on any notes will be shorter. Thax again