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Awhile ago I posted about my oil level being low. Was using up oil every time I would go out.
Now I thought I knew about skis but, as the motto goes "You never stop learning".

DO NOT check your oil when the engine is cold. I was going into the garage right before I would leave for the lake or ocean and check the oil before I pull away. I would always find it low. I found out that you need to turn the ski on for 30 seconds and then shut it off and check the oil. Once I did this, I realized I was a little on the over filled side :eek:. So out came the extra oil and back down to level it is. Went out today, brought the ski home, ran it for 30 seconds and checked the oil level and ta dah..right on the mark still.

Just thought some people could learn from my stupidity. ;)
 

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Is it that different from a car? 1- make sure the ski is level. If it's leaning foward the oil will obviously move with gravity. Also I also check oil on my car cold and after its been sitting for two reasons. After running it oil is still in the head(s) and you wipe the dip stick when you first take it out. The. Put it back in and take it back out. That will be your reading. because if you run it the oil will be higher because it's moving around
 

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Suby-my knowledge had been obtained today directly from the dealer (Had to tip him real big for my stupidity since he didn't charge me). He had to suck the oil out and show me what I did wrong. He mentioned something about the system being a dry sump and oil need to make its way somewhere before you check it.

Jeffin: Ya think I would have remembered that lol
 

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I gotta read this Manuel. I haven't even peeked in the engine bay at all since I got it.
 

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Suby-my knowledge had been obtained today directly from the dealer (Had to tip him real big for my stupidity since he didn't charge me). He had to suck the oil out and show me what I did wrong. He mentioned something about the system being a dry sump and oil need to make its way somewhere before you check it.

Jeffin: Ya think I would have remembered that lol
Thanks for that, I always wondered why it needed to be ran before checking.

Yep, my phone sent this...
 
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