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Posted February 18, 2014 - 06:55 AM

My son is one of those guys who doesn't mantain anything , you know the type checks the oil when the light flickers , never services anything unless it breaks . He has 2 snowmobiles one that sat  outside for 2 years  just shut it off , no draining the gas , fogging the cyl's nothing !!!  The other was was inside but same thing , just shut it off and there it sat . Now that we have tons of snow he wanted help getting them started , the outside one wasn't getting fuel because the fuel line in the tank swelled up so much it just fell off , replaced it but was a little cranky to get going with fresh fuel .Funny the other one's fuel line was the same but with some fresh gas mix  a couple of pulls on the starter it was purring like it always !!!  Then he dumps the 3 year old gas back back into  it and uses it !!!  Me I would have spent days and $$$ on fuel pumps carb kits , plugs and anything else that could go wrong lol


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 07:14 AM

I wish I could whisper love to engines and carburetors like he must be able to do and make them run in the most unlikely situations.  :D

 

Ben W.


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 07:15 AM

Some people are just blessed. Ask him to share his mojo
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Posted February 18, 2014 - 07:21 AM

I do my best to take care of what I have an I still have trouble all the time!


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 07:23 AM

Does he carry a rabbits foot?


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 07:39 AM

Luck for sure, might never happen again.

Same here with the maintaining and fighting but i don't mind.


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 07:45 AM

it just urks me that some people are like that, or maybe i'm just so dam unlucky, i had a vw rabbit that i had to sell, it was costing me a small fortune to keep it on the road, well i sell it to a coworker, warn him its a peice of junk, well he drives it for 4-5 more years and doesnt even change the oil or filter, he just kept topping it up, he told me at the end it was the best car he ever had, he was driving 75 miles each way to work. go figure


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 07:59 AM

yep Al, some guys have all the luck - that I'm missing

 

But I also think, the snowmobil was a Deere - you know  ildeere.gif    lachen.gif


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 08:48 AM

But I also think, the snowmobil was a Deere - you know 

 

Not John Deeres but a 1973 Polaris 250 Colt and  1989 Polaris Indy Trail ,    The Colt has a track that looks like it's made with chanel iron as cleats  lol


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 09:28 AM

Not John Deeres but a 1973 Polaris 250 Colt and  1989 Polaris Indy Trail ,    The Colt has a track that looks like it's made with chanel iron as cleats  lol

The Colt sounds like the older one from the 70's, oldies.


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 11:36 AM

Some people are just blessed. Ask him to share his mojo

 

Alan, he won't feel blessed when it quits on him 7 miles back in the woods. I vote with Al. I'd have to make sure it was in good shape before I headed out on the trails.


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 11:46 AM

Just another example of his luck ,,   he ran his heating oil tank empty , got a delivery and the furnce fired right off ,, first try ,,,,, me it would have sucked all the drity crap from the tank , plugged up from the pick-up right through the filter lol


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 12:21 PM

Alan, he won't feel blessed when it quits on him 7 miles back in the woods. I vote with Al. I'd have to make sure it was in good shape before I headed out on the trails.

 

I agree, I've seen so many pieces of equipment where the owner had done similar and yes the fired up and ran but then quite. On the other hand the owner leaves it out in the weather and then can't understand why they are having so much trouble out of it.


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 12:39 PM

Not John Deeres but a 1973 Polaris 250 Colt and  1989 Polaris Indy Trail ,    The Colt has a track that looks like it's made with chanel iron as cleats  lol

My buddy from high School had one!  The thing would climb a tree!


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 06:41 PM

Yup, luck like that tends to bite you in the butt big time sooner or later. I guess I've always been a Boy Scout--- be prepared!


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