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    96 SLT700

    I just picked up this machine, it's been stored and last ran in 08. The guy said that he didn't fog the motor before storing it, anything special I should do? Is there anything I should look for? I've only had the triples in the past. Thanks!


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    stored machine

    first and foremost drain and clean gas tank then i would suggest taking the carbs off to clean or rebuild as necessary, rebuild is better if you can afford it.
    new plugs, then before you turn it over get a good quality spray oil like wd-40 and spray into cylinders, take the plastic cover off of the pto coupler and turn the engine over several times by hand to make sure cyls are well lubed before attempting to start. let us know how things go ok?

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    what i do before starting the first time, i put oil down the carb throats as well as take the spark plugs out and put some oil down the plug holes and turn over..

    make sure too use just two stroke oil

    do a compression check.

    inspect the carbs for sure since it has been sitting..

    clean out gas tank and check/replace oil lines and fuel lines.

    make sure you have good battery

    check the pump as well... threw the intake grate and pump exit nozzle

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    Well, the real question is - what condition are the crank shaft bearings?

    Hard to really tell without opening up the engine. Turn it over by hand with all spark plugs out. Use the PTO drive coupler to turn the engine. Listen and feel for grittyness, roughness, or slop when a piston reaches top or bottom of its stroke.

    Be sure to use a strong battery. Must deliver over 10.6 volts while cranking, or no spark.

    Make sure the right spark plugs are installed.

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    What I was concerned with was the bearings...should I fog it? Wouldn't that coat everything in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMF1 View Post
    What I was concerned with was the bearings...should I fog it?

    Wouldn't that coat everything in there?
    Fogging oil is designed to coat everything inside the engine. Which is a good thing.

    Spraying some fogging oil into the spark plug holes (no need to drown it ) before cranking would give it some lubrication. So would dribbling some 2-stroke oil into the plug holes.

    Once you get it cranking, you can fog into the air intakes to somewhat lubricate the crank bearings.

    Dribble some 2-stroke oil down the carb throats, and see if it will start.

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    If its a Good looking ski and your going to keep it I would take your time go throw it. First check compression if its good the drain the fuel clean the carbs and get it running and see what it sounds like if it make noise I would pull the engine down and inspect the main bearings and at least install new crank seals, rings and gaskets a little freshen up is always good plus you will know what the inside looks like instead of running it and ending up with a problem next week or next month.

    Good Luck

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    Thanks guys! the guy started it when I looked at it, he only ran it for a few seconds but it started right up. I'll definitely put some oil in the carbs and cyls before I run it again.

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    I wanted to ask also, this model didn't have a MFD, can I put one on it? I do have a 69 SL780 with a bad motor that I'm parting out that I could take it from.

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    def. go through the fuel lines and carbs. check compression too if u have a guage. watch out for the grey fuel lines they gunk up everything

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