Preparing your Lynx snowmobile for the summer months can be a bittersweet moment for snowmobile enthusiasts. With these tips below, you can significantly impact your experience when the snow returns in the upcoming season. Here's a comprehensive guide for storing your snowmobile when summer comes around, including valuable tips, techniques, and product suggestions.
ESSENTIAL STEPS FOR STORING YOUR SNOWMOBILE
Fuel System Maintenance: Ensure the well-being of the fuel in your tank.
Oil Change for Engine and Chaincase: Replace old oils with fresh ones to maintain optimal performance.
Preventing Corrosion: Shield your snowmobile from internal and external corrosion.
CARING FOR YOUR SNOWMOBILE'S FUEL SYSTEM
Chances are you used ethanol-blended fuel. Regardless, the crucial step is to add fuel stabilizer to the remaining fuel in the tank. Run your snowmobile sufficiently so the mixture runs throughout the entire system. This is vital for preserving your sled during the extended summer period.
Recommended Product: Opt for XPS Carbon Free Fuel Treatment for superior results.
LYNX 4-STROKE SNOWMOBILE OIL CHANGES
For a Lynx 4-stroke snowmobile owners, now is the ideal time to perform an oil change. This will remove any impurities and particles before your snowmobile remains idle throughout summer. If you’re a do-it-yourself kind of rider, the XPS Oil Change Kit from your local Lynx dealer includes everything necessary in a single package, tools aside. The process is straightforward and can be done with tools from local hardware or automotive stores Or, your dealer can service your snowmobile.
If you opt to do it yourself, the first step is to park your snowmobile on an even surface.
Raise the engine to operating temperature. After it’s warmed up, turn it off, remove the left side panel, and extract the oil dipstick located behind the clutch cover.
Next, remove the right side panel to access and replace the oil filter.
The oil drain plug or plugs are situated beneath the snowmobile and safeguarded by an access cover.
Remove one of the access cover screws and slightly loosen the second one to move the cover and access the drain plug or plugs. Position an oil pan under the snowmobile and remove the drain plug.
Once the oil has drained, replace the sealing washer (included in the XPS oil change kit) on the drain plug.
Reinstall the plug and protective cover. Install a new oil filter and O-ring (both included in the XPS oil change kit)
Refill with the appropriate amount of fresh oil (provided in the XPS oil change kit) as specified in your operator's manual.
And finally, thoroughly check for leaks and responsibly dispose of the used oil.
Recommended Product: The comprehensive XPS oil change kit simplifies this task significantly.
CHANGING THE CHAINCASE OIL
This is also the perfect time to refresh your chaincase oil. Replace the old oil with fresh oil to eliminate any moisture accumulation from winter usage. This ensures that your chain and gears remain coated with clean oil.
Recommended Product: Opt for XPS Synthetic Chaincase Oil for optimal results.
INSPECTING THE BRAKE SYSTEM
This phase involves a thorough examination of your entire brake system by inspecting the brake hose for leaks or cracks and assessing the condition of your brake pads and disc. If replacements are needed, take advantage of this opportunity to change them. Brake fluid levels should be checked and replaced every two years.
Since you're already changing fluids, consider refreshing your brake fluid as well
Recommended Product: Opt for XPS DOT 4 Brake Fluid for enhanced braking performance.