Ermengardi Snowmobile June 02nd, 2018 - 11:57:50
Check out the porcelain part of the spark plug. Does it appear to have changed color? The white porcelain is the insulator of the spark plug. If the porcelain has turned beige or a light tan color then it is still in good working order. If the spark plug is very white you could have an air leak. If it has changed to other colors then you have a problem with the engine. Is there plenty of coolant? If the coolant levels are low put fresh coolant into the snowmobile following the owners manual guidelines.A recommended coolant/antifreeze is ethylene glycol (the green kind) to resist freezing.
Gasoline has highly volatile components that tend to evaporate over time. The less volatile components in the fuel cause the gasoline to burn less effectively. The result is poor engine performance. In other words your engine may still start and run but it probably wont run as well. Not only will the gasoline degrade over time but when a snowmobile sits for long periods of time without a protective snowmobile cover water and condensation can enter the gas tank. Water of course does not work too well as a fuel in the internal combustion engine of a snowmobile.
Getting unstuck To avoid getting stuck in the first place remember to stop in deep snow only if you are pointed downhill. Also watch for depressions in the powder which could be stream beds that make it extremely difficult to pull a sled from. And remember dont be afraid of getting stuck as its bound to happen a few times a day unless youre staying on perfectly groomed trails. As long as you keep the throttle going you are likely to pull through the soft spots. Save your butt Some heavily used Whistler trails can become bumpy and inflict stinging pain on your spine.
Quality snowmobile wear should also be effectively resistant to wind and water. Your helmet and face shield (generally provided by the tour operator) are essential to protect from cold and hidden hazards. Waterproof insulated boots and leather snowmobile mitts can also add protection and warmth. How to drive Operating a snowmobile is similar to riding a bicycle - the ease of turning the handlebars depends mostly on your speed. (Hint: use a lighter touch when burning up the trail). Keep your feet in the stirrups for stability and lean to the inside on the turns.