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    Is t normal to burn oil at start up?

    I have 2 2013 gtr 215s. Both have 14 hours on them. They both smoke or seem to burn oil right at first start up. Then it seems to go away. I haven't noticed them consuming any oil but we really haven't ridden them much. Oil is all the way up on the dip stick on both. Should I maybe take a little out? Or is this normal for these motors? Both skis run extremely well.


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    What colour is the smoke when you start them up?

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    Oil at start your blue is typically leaking valve seals.

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    probably moisture burning from build up in the I/C

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    do you fog the engine after each use? and does it blow smoke on the first start or the day only, or every start?

    as bullet said, smoke color can tell you a lot. Blue/grey and its a oil burning, if the smoke is black, that's from excessively rich fuel mixture, which could be expected with a cold start up (my experience isnt specific with the model ski, just a general fact)

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    It's not blue. It's more black/blue grey Maybe it is just rich?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarFanatic View Post
    It's not blue. It's more black/blue grey Maybe it is just rich?
    quite possibly. Its normal for a ECU to make the mixture rich when the engine is cold to assist in starting
    Does it just do it on cold starts? or throughout the whole day?

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    I just notice it on first start up. its most noticeable obviously when you start them out of the water

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