Your question: Why do snowmobiles break down so much?

Why do snowmobiles break so much?

In the spring, machines tend to get too hot. When-ever a machine is over-heated you have to cool it down, other wise it will break down from excessive heat.

Do snowmobiles break down alot?

How often do snowmobiles break down? A snowmobile that’s not maintained might break down at 10,000 to 15,000 miles. Maintaining the vehicle can prolong its life to 20 years or longer and prevent unnecessary breakdowns and failures.

How many miles will a snowmobile last?

Most snowmobile fanatics claim you can get about 10 to 15 years out of your snowmobile, assuming that you snowmobile around 1,000 miles every year. So that means that most snowmobiles last between 10,000 and 15,000 miles.

How many miles does a 2-stroke snowmobile engine last?

Snowmobile 2-stroke motors will last 10,000-20000 miles depending on model and how well it is taken care of before they need either a top end rebuild, or a bottom end rebuild. You have about the same chances of blowing the motor at 10 miles as at 7500 miles.

Is 6000 miles alot for a snowmobile?

There are lots of forums out there to read which models are good and which ones give trouble. 2000 miles isn’t a lot but on some motors that milage will make it a time bomb. I’ve seen 6000 mile sleds look better than 1000 mile ones. It all depends on previous owner just like anything else.

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How do you break-in a snowmobile top end?


  1. Start the sled run till the engine is somewhat warm shut off. …
  2. Than i lift the end up and run it for 1/8 – 1/4 throttle. …
  3. Get it up to the mtn. …
  4. Go easy on the gas for 1 maybe 2 miles.
  5. Than ride it like normal getting on the throttle alot more than normal.
  6. before you shut off let it sit for around 5 mins again.

Is 3000 miles a lot on a snowmobile?

Your looking at 150 miles a year average or one good afternoon of riding. For a snowmobile under 4000 miles I would consider low, 5000 – 8000 medium and 10,000 and up high. But all depends on the year. I put between 2500 – 3000 in a good year, 1600 – 1900 bad year.

How many miles can a snowmobile go on a tank of gas?

usually looking for fuel at 100 miles can push it to 120 or so. 800’s usually get the same or better on trails.

How much does a snowmobile depreciate?

1) Take 10% off the price of the sled as it leaves the dealership. This counts for the first year of depreciation based on year alone. 2) For the first 500 miles, the price goes down from 90% to 80% of new. That translates to 10% of OV per 500 miles or 0.02% OV per mile.