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Old 11-21-2012, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I hav polaris xlt 600 triple it was running good idle just fine i went to start it the other day after putting a set of new plugs in and it back fired and now will not start . It sonds like it wants to start on first pull and then nothing and ideas on what is wrong i am new to sleds i got this for ice fishing
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What do the plugs look like when it won't start? How fresh is the gas? Is the gas turned on?

It could be flooded. If so, underneath the exhaust manifold, there are three small plugs. If you remove those, that will drain the crankcase. You could also pull all three plugs and pull the rope to clear the crankcase and cylinders of excess fuel. It may take 15-20 pulls to get rid of any gas in the crankcase. You may see a mist of fuel leaving the spark plugs, that would indicate fuel in the crankcase.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thank you very much i got about cup and a half of fuel out of crank case dried plugs and it started first pull thanks again


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Old 11-21-2012, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No problem, glad it was easy!

You may want to check the inlet needle/seats in the carbs, a needle that sticks open or doesn't seal correctly can leak gas into the crankcase and cause this problem. Shutting the fuel off when not running will also prevent it.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I did find fuel was left on [ not original shut off valve and not sure if works properly ] I am going to take it in and for $200 they will give it a good look over and clean carbs . Thanks again




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Old 11-22-2012, 09:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Have them change the shut off as well!
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yes make sure to get a new shutoff. I plan on buying all new fuel lines for mine, just cuz the ones in there look like hose to a sprayer on a kitchen sink lol. i dont even know if they are fuel safe or not. i ran it like this all last year but its bothering me. the guy who had it before me did this
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