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Isnt Polaris a sled company? Do they have problems starting in the cold like our wheelers do? Maybe they use better electrical components on the sleds?
Their sleds are probably the best in the business. They are always on top of the latest technologies and super reliable. I’ve owned Polaris sleds since 97 which is why I went with a Sportsman. For some reason they don’t have the same quality on their ATV’s and SxS’s, but I’m sure they are working towards that. I still own my first 97 Indy 440 and it starts on the first pull every time.Isnt Polaris a sled company? Do they have problems starting in the cold like our wheelers do? Maybe they use better electrical components on the sleds?
Alcohol draws moisture - moisture freezes - alcohol will not mix with most oilsI run premium gas in all my toys and always use gas line antifreeze in 4 stroke engines and isopropyl alcohol in 2 stroke. I’ve had gas lines freeze and it’s not fun when miles from camp/road/truck.
If you have a 2 stroke snowmobile engine, you are adding isopropyl to your gas otherwise there is a good chance your lines will freeze, especially if you store your sled in a heated garage. Come up North Latebird and you’ll experience water in your lines, not from bad gas but from condensation.Alcohol draws moisture - moisture freezes - alcohol will not mix with most oils
Pure gas = good
Alcohol = bad
I guess I'm lucky or just extra careful - never experienced frozen water in a fuel line because I never had water in my fuel.
And there is the ever slim chance it could be something on the ECM. Not likely, more so ignition or relays.First, nearly no cost, is to remove and clean all wire connections, reinstall dielectric grease; then the ignition switch. I had lots of cold weather starting problems. I believe my fix was replacing all the relays that are in the fuse box up front. They seem "weak". BTW - Polaris will never own up these kinds of problems and dealers will always look at you like they never seen this issue in their lives. After replacing the relays I never had another issue.