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    Why not? EthanYQX's Avatar
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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?
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    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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    "It is not the critic who counts."

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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.
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    I've done 4 hp Briggs & Strattons to small block Mopar,
    That's an impressive conversion! Must've mowed the **** out of the lawn after you were done with it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    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.
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    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.
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    I love the smell of burning two stroke oil in the morning.
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    Yama-Lube R!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mirona View Post
    Forget that thing and get one of these 600cc machines:



    Yes, I know it's actually 599cc
    yeah, they're awesome in 4' of fresh pow
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    That's an impressive conversion! Must've mowed the **** out of the lawn after you were done with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Ha ha. Crankshaft is having issues with a crankshaft.

    Who'd a thunk??
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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
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirona View Post
    Forget that thing and get one of these 600cc machines:



    Yes, I know it's actually 599cc
    Bet mine would smoke you
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    Bet mine would smoke you
    I doubt it. Seems that yours has a piston issue

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