WTB OTHER Polaris quad- need help

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Items Wanted' started by Garg, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Garg

    Garg
    east of portland metro
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    Hey there,
    So, as the title says I am needing a good techie type who can help troubleshoot and repair a 96 Polaris 250.
    Any help would be appreciated. Can pay, or trade so fire arm(y) stuff.... Depends on what you are looking for, but would prefer not to sell/trade any guns per se.
    It is not extremely broken, just need to have help getting it started again. Probably something simple.

    Thanks.
     
  2. oknow

    oknow
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    I have a polaris and it worked great for a long while then one day it would just not start. Turned out it needed the stater replaced. It was a common problem with the polaris. Runs great now.
     
  3. erudne

    erudne
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    If you run unleaded gas the fuel pump diaphragm will go bad and it will not start due to no fuel. Spray WD-40 into the cylinder, replace the spark plug and if it starts and runs then it's the fuel pump diaphragm, about $15 or less on line
     
  4. deadeye

    deadeye
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    Do you mean if he is running pump gas with ethanol instead of non-ethanol. It is a 96 and most likely designed to run unleaded just without the ethanol , which ruins the older rubber parts that it comes in contact with.
     
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  5. Garg

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    I only run hi-octane fuel in it. I have always made sure. And also make sure the oil deal is always full.
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98
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    Hi-Octane with Ethanol is just as bad as Low-Octane with Ethanol.
    Pull your fuel line between the pump and carb and see if any fuel is being pumped out when turning it over.
    Might as well replace your fuel filter and lines while you got the covers off.
    Pull a spark plug, ground it to the cylinder head and check for spark when turning it over once or twice.
    You can do this on the older models, but the newer ones need a special tool as you might ruin the ignition system.
     
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