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Old 12-15-2006, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil leak

I saw dirt was sticking to everything when I uncovered the snowmobile so I looked into it and there's oil under the seat and all over. So i took the gas tank off and it looks like right where the hose hooks to the oil resivor there's this rubber (plastic??) piece, it looks like it's leaking around that thing. Not sure what it's called but it has two wires running from it. My buddy has the same problem with his PRO X so thinking it's the same problem.
Has anyone else heard of this, and is there a fix for this or am I going to have to take that piece off and get a new one? or wouldn't that fix it either?
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Old 12-15-2006, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sending unit for the low oil warning lamp!?
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I thought of that but wouldn't that be part way up the resivor so it'd tell you before you were completely out? I'll try to post some pics so you can get a better idea of what i'm talking about....
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Old 12-16-2006, 02:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not sure?? Is it a switch that might shut the engine down when you run out of oil???
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Old 12-16-2006, 05:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Low oil level sending unit. These are known to leak. You can take the tank off, remove sender, clean the area good use silicone on sender, reassemble everything, and you will be good as new. I have had to do it to all of my Polaris's. There is a TSB out on this, can't find the #.
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Old 12-17-2006, 01:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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alright i'll have to try that, thanks for the info
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Low oil level sending unit. These are known to leak. You can take the tank off, remove sender, clean the area good use silicone on sender, reassemble everything, and you will be good as new. I have had to do it to all of my Polaris's. There is a TSB out on this, can't find the #.

What he said. But I wouldn't puy it past locky cause he's alway's looking for oil caps!
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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worked for our 99 xc 700 had the same problem
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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How does this sending unit come off? I haven't had time to look real close but does it spin out or is there a washer inside that it tightens up against or how does it work?
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Or did you mean just silicone it while it's on the resivor? Otherwise I looked at it and when I tried to spin it the whole thing just spun through and I didn't want to break it trying to get it off. And if I have to take the sending unit off from the resivor, how do I do that?
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Did you ever get this figured out? My sled has the same problem and I'm going to have to fix it. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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