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Old 01-24-08, 07:55 PM   #1
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Anyone ever replace a crank?

Not a bike crank, a crankshaft. Specifically one in a 600cc two stroke snowmobile twin. Looks like I'm gonna have to now.

What do I expect?
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Lots of grease, and tiny parts everywhere.
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Well I knew that...

Thankfully, there's no transmission to screw with
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Lots of grease, and tiny parts everywhere.
Including the crankshaft itself. Ye gods. Try rebuilding a real engine sometime.
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~450lbs and 155hp. 0-60 in 3
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Ha ha. Crankshaft is having issues with a crankshaft.

Who'd a thunk??
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I've done 4 hp Briggs & Strattons to small block Mopar, just never done a sled motor. What's up?
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And it's a two-stroke, so it probably sprays all manner of **** out all over the snow behind it. Sweet!
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It's a five year old sled with a ton of work, just fatigued and stopped dead the other night.
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That's an impressive conversion! Must've mowed the **** out of the lawn after you were done with it!

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And it's a two-stroke, so it probably sprays all manner of **** out all over the snow behind it. Sweet!
Four stroke snowmobiles are actually worse right now, believe it or not. Technology just isn't applied as well yet.
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That's an impressive conversion! Must've mowed the **** out of the lawn after you were done with it!

I had some help. I know this guy that has handyman show on TV. He helped.
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Four stroke snowmobiles are actually worse right now, believe it or not. Technology just isn't applied as well yet.
I bet. Small engines, at least in things other than motorcycles, don't tend to get a lot of attention in the cleanliness department, which is a shame.
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It's a toy, really. When the four-stroke technology improves, as it defenitely will, I'll be looking at one. For now, two strokes are it.
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I love the smell of burning two stroke oil in the morning.
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Forget that thing and get one of these 600cc machines:



Yes, I know it's actually 599cc
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Yes, I know it's actually 599cc
yeah, they're awesome in 4' of fresh pow
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Ha ha. Crankshaft is having issues with a crankshaft.

Who'd a thunk??
Methinks he's not living up to his name. I'm disappointed.
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I'm gonna replace it! That must count for something!
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Apparently it's not a crank. (Thank God). It's a piston, apparently. Which is under warranty, considering it was rebuilt by the shop last year
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Bet mine would smoke you
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Bet mine would smoke you
I doubt it. Seems that yours has a piston issue
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