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    Sounds stupid but "How do you check oil?"

    Ok. Ok. You can stop laughing! Just bought my first ski! Trying to make sure everything is good before setting out. It runs but the digital display doesn't work. I haven't check the fuse yet but will. However, I cannot find a place to check oil? I know you have to mix. What do I need to do? Thanks for any help you can give me. Ski on!!!!!


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    Welcome to GH
    However it would help if you told us what kind of ski it is.

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    Oh, Knew I forgot something.

    Your right. Sorry. It is a 1996 Polaris SLT 780.

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    Open the front hood and pull the bucket. You should see two plastic tanks the big one is gas the small one is oil.Is there anything in the oil tank? f
    What to fill it with is another question. I have heard you should not mix synthetic and other oils together so you need to figure out what to do.

    Someone else will chime in with a better idea.
    Good luck and enjoy.

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    The oil tank fill cap is under the seat near the front of the engine unless it's been converted to pre mix in which case the is no oil tank.

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    It has a fill cap under the seat. Not sure what oil has been put in other than a bottle I found in the storage compartment (not synthetic). Is there a fill level? Thanks again.

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    The tank holds either 4 or 5 quarts, can't remember which. The isn't a mark or fill level on the tank.

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    Your digital display will show you the oil level...but since yours is not working, you just have to look at the tank to see the oil level.

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    Is this engine set up for pre-mixing oil into the fuel, or does it still have the stock oil pump system in place?

    Important to know. Some owners disable the oil injection system, and add oil directly to the gasoline tank. Which is fine, as long as you know that is how the engine has been configured.

    Stock Polaris engines all use the oil injection system, and you just want to keep the oil tank above 1/2 full
    Last edited by K447; 08-14-2009 at 10:22 PM.

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    I just saw your post today. I hope it is set up for pre-mixing since I took it out yesterday for the first time!!!! The MFD worked until the very end??? I never saw a warning light, low oil, or anything else. After about 2-3 minutes the ski ran great!!! Got up to about 43 mph with the wife hanging on! She was so afraid of falling off and getting bitten by a gator! Anyway, any suggestion about making sure it is pre-mix? Thanks.

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