Yep, that's the plan. Kind of looking forward to digging into the Vmax, since I'm a car guy, working on sleds is new for me- love learning new stuff! I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of noob questions!My gut feelings say dig deeper into the engine. Make the venture go and make an off season project out of the vmax.
I didn't pull the cover, but upon inspection after removing the rubber plug it looked pretty dry in there. I used my electric scavenge pump to try and suck up the remaining oil in the chain case, but it came up dry!! In any case we put new gear oil in it and followed the "secondary clutch deflection measurement method" I mentioned above. All is good since that point, let alone having the piece of mind that there's oil in my chain case !!Same chaincase, should apply. Never seen that nor done it. On the flip side, the fact you played with the adjuster and the issue went away would make me want to open up the chaincase and make sure all is good. If you do open it, I think the chain deflection is somewhere around 10mm on the straight side of the chain's 1/3 upper portion. I will confirm if needed.
I will try this today and report back. Luckily I have a brand new fuel pump in my box if things go there. I assume you mean the lesser fuel flow carb would have the issue (likely the pto side in this case)? I have adjusted floats in the past but carbs have been on and off a few times since so I will make sure those are in spec as well.If one carb flows more fuel out, either the overflow is obstructed, the fuel pump isnt filling that carb, floats are whacked, or the inlet needle and seat needs attention.
PTO side will be slightly hotter due to the distance from the fan. Things to be sure of is the fan belt and tension, no critters have nested under the cylinder head cover obstructing air flow, and that all the associated ducting is in place. This includes the shield above the y-pipe and seems like there is one other on the mag side.I also have a question about a phazer. It has new pistons and rings and I have it running fantastic. The only strange thing I noticed is that the clutch side spark plug is much hotter to the touch than the mag side. Why would that be? Both plugs are both light brown and it runs very well. I tried new plugs and the same thing. I am just worried about it if I go for a longer ride. Any ideas? Thanks