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Old 01-10-2013, 08:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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sled leaking oil

i have a 1997 skidoo formula 500 deluxe and everytime i start it. it starts to leak injection oil out the exhaust pipe so i was just wondering what might be wrong with it
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably nothing. Oil goes through the engine but doesn't get completely burned in the combustion process and condenses on the pipe or oil on the crankcase walls and crankshaft drips to the bottom of the case. When you start it, airflow pushes that oil out the exhaust. If it's really excessive, your oil pump may be set a bit high. (Just remember, oil is cheaper than parts are!) Some oils burn better than others, too. Switching to a different brand may help a little, but will not eliminate the symptoms.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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how hard would it be to replace the oil injection pump
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not bad at all. www.hlsm.com will show you the microfiche on it. Hardest part is priming it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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if the oil pump is set to high how do you adjust it and does anybody know where there is a snowmobile wrecking yard in my area
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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GO to the "Parts and where to find them" section of this forum and click on Parts links.
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