January 28, 2007Dan No Comments »

Well, it’s been a month since I’ve last updated this site. A lot has gone on since my last post. Most notably, fall semester is over and grades are in. A new semester has started and everything is fresh again, white like the newfallen snow on the ground.

My snowmobile is together and running well now, which is good news. While we were putting the engine together the first time, we didn’t know exactly where to set the timing at, so we left it at where it was. It ran after that, but it was running rough and not really producing as much power as it should’ve been. I was also getting about 4 MPG…

So we took the flywheel back off (after much effort and a few broken tools) and set the timing to where Chris and I thought it should be. The shop manual I checked out from the library didn’t really cover it, so it was more of an educated guess based on a few markings on the stator. Anyway, we put it all back together and made sure to sync up the carburetors properly. Now it runs really, really well and I’m quite happy with it. I’ll try to stay more on top of posting here since school is back in session and I am back on broadband.

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