Snowmobile Oil Changes
If you’re the owner of a Ski-Doo 4-stroke snowmobile, this is the perfect time to change your snowmobile’s oil, removing any dirt and particles before it sits all summer.
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Change the Chaincase Oil
For all Ski-Doo owners, now’s the time to refresh your chaincase oil. Take the old out and put in fresh oil so any moisture from winter use is eliminated and your chain and gears are coated with clean oil.
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Inspect Brake System and Fluid
It’s important to inspect the entire brake system at this time as well. Check for any leaks or cracks in the brake hose and take a look at your brake pads and disc. If they’re in need of attention, this is the perfect time for replacement before the weather gets cold again. Brake fluid should be checked for proper level and replaced every two years. Since you’re already in the zone for swapping out old fluids for new, you might consider changing your brake fluid in spring, too. It’s more peace of mind than anything that you’ll have fresh stopping power when you hit the snow for that first rip next season (Do we have a video on this? Thought Carl did one last year. If not do we add a precautionary note: If you’re not familiar with this process, please contact your dealer or have a professional do the work)
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Ski-Doo Snowmobile E-TEC Summerization
This step is for sleds equipped with Rotax E-TEC 2-stroke engines only. Park your sled in a well-ventilated area near its final summer resting place. Running your sled through the E-TEC summerization mode automatically preps your sled’s engine for long term storage, and a successful start to the following season. The process is outlined in your owner’s manual (Found in the "Storage" section), and in the video above.
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Wash, Rinse, Shine
This summer sled storage step seems like an obvious one, but it’s probably the most overlooked. Grab the bucket, sponge and a hose and give your sled a good scrub and a rinse. This removes any dirt and salt that might be sitting on your sled, just waiting to corrode those metal parts. This step is especially necessary if you use an open trailer to transport your sleds. Even if you use an enclosed trailer, think of all the salty road crossings, and muddy corners you’ve carved throughout the season. Once thoroughly washed and dried, give it a good shining with a protective polish/wax before tucking your snowmobile in for the summer. Doing so will keep harmful substances away from the finishes on your sled and have it looking sharp when you pull the cover off next season.
And don’t forget to keep the inside looking as good as the outside. It’s equally important to get all dust and debris that may have accumulated inside the side panels. While you’re in there, remove the belt and give the clutches and brakes a good once over with cleaner so they’re operating at max performance when you throw the belt back on come next winter.
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