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Old 02-25-2008, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all.
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 Iíll 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
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Some of the Chain Cases do use ATF.
The smokin is normal, it's a 2 stroke.
I am not sure of the knocking. If it really bothers you, have a mechanic check it out, it may only be piston slap.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know the TRA clutches rattle alot at idle, maybe this is your problem? Does it knock at all RPM?
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey thanks for the info.
Kind of felt silly about the smoke. I guess I never really stood around and watched somebody else’s sled warm up.
Thought I would go with the ATF. Found lots of metal on dipstick magnet. Actually mostly filings but also one chunk. Looked like part of a tooth. Pulled cover this morning after my HoneyDo list was done. Good news looks great chain and sprockets. No chips, cracks or play. Chain maybe stretched a little, but it is 8 years old. I am not sure where piece came from but not going to worry about it case inside look perfect Never got a chance to listen to it again. I will after lunch when I put cover back. Or maybe after work to night. I will see when/where knock is present. RPM etc and listen around clutch. How long can I run it sitting still with track up in air? And how fast. I would like to get the clutches engaged and shift right out. If that not going to cause a problem. Don't want my hyfax to melt. Also wondering could the RAVE valves knock? If so why and would it mean trouble coming?
One more question. This may not be the right place. Maybe should start a new thread? Anyhow a buddy stopped by this morning and while we were having a beer (don't tell the boss, here or at work) He told me he could set me up with a used "Adboivine rear suspension" Is this worth it? I was led to believe the SC10 II was a great suspension. Thanks again. Later
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That knock you are hearing may just be the valves rattling in the slots.
The ADBoivine suspension is the ultimate in touring setup. It's air adjustable on the go.

And, no, it won't hurt the sled to rev it up with the track up off the ground. Just be sure to use a secure prop so that it can't fall off at speed.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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your on the right track. the stock suspension is good, may be a bit soft, but that is for me, you should be fine with it. dont let your buds give ya crap about the extras on your sled, one ride when you get caught in the wet heavy snow, freezing cold or rain you will be fine!
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