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    GIO in my 2008 250X

    I think I have the GIO problem on my 08 250X. When I smelled the oil filler cap on my ski it definitely smelled like fuel. I still need to check the oil level from the last time I rode. Are there other ways to check and verify the GIO problem? I bought one of the early production 08's since i have had my ski in early December of 07. What can I do to get rid of this problem completely? Will the vent kit do the trick and is this a fairly easy mod to do?


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    how many hours do you have. How many oil changes so far.

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    The smell of gas does not mean GIO. If your oil level is rising then you have GIO. Most oil after a few hours will smell of gas. Better to do your sniffing from the oil stick while checking your levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skips313 View Post
    The smell of gas does not mean GIO. If your oil level is rising then you have GIO. Most oil after a few hours will smell of gas. Better to do your sniffing from the oil stick while checking your levels.
    I was thinking along the same lines as you Skip. I only have 9 hours on my ski and there should not be any reason for me to have GIO. At about 5 hours I sniffed the oil tank and it smelled like gas. When I smelled it, I was thinking "man, there has to be a better way to suspect GIO".

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    smell the dip stick, if it has the sweet smell of fuel - change it

    if the oil rises - change it

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    and you can always send it to a lab for testing

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    One in Va. just took a $hit (GIO) This has gotta be fixed! SC washer failures sound good compared with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socaloffshore View Post
    smell the dip stick, if it has the sweet smell of fuel - change it

    if the oil rises - change it
    That does me no good when I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SOUR SMELL OF FUEL SMELLS LIKE!!!

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    Open your gas cap and smell.....thats fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red08Ultra250 View Post
    how many hours do you have. How many oil changes so far.
    I have about 33 hours on her right now and have changed the oil twice.

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