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    oil usage in 96 gtx

    Ive got a 96 gtx 787 high output and was wondering how much 2 stroke oil it is supposed to use. I have ran almost 3 tanks of gas through it and seems to hardly use any oil. Dont no if this is good or bad. I hope it is good since i have to run the expensive synthetic. This is first ski ever so just learning. Thanks for any replys.


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    The amount of oil it burns will depend a lot on your riding style. These oil pumps are variable ratio so at low throttle its basically like running 200:1 where full throttle is close to 40:1. My 97 gtx is very efficient on oil also.

    My 01 xp can burn a quart per tank if I ride a lot on higher throttle.

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    Thank you. Ive been riding mostly mid throttle but hit it wide open often. I got home after riding it the other day and my oil tank was almost completely empty. It was full when i left the house. I discovered the screws in the oil pump cover had come out and the cover was just hanging there. Luckily i left when i did so i didnt burn up the motor. The oil light never came on so dont know if it works.

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    Check the "Line up marks" on the oil pump. you'll need a little mirror to check it as its in the front on the motor bolted to the MAG cover. There are 2 very lite line marks. 1 on the oil pump body and 1 on the oil pump flow control arm "has a cable attached" as long as there LINED up your good, if not you will need to make the small adjustment.
    good luck, and glad to see ya here on GH

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