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does anyone know what polaris recommends for break-in on the new sleds with the fuel selector switch?Should I break it in with reg gas with extra oil mixed in, or should I run a premium mix?I havn't seen where polaris reccomends one over the other.What's your oppinion.

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The fuel selector switch only has to do with the electronics. Premium is a cleaner gas, and thats all i run. For break in, I usually add about half a cup of oil to five gallons. Newer efi sleds are a closed system with no battery, and are pretty reliable, not to mention you really dont want a mixed gas running through those injectors. I probably wouldnt worry about it. If you are still a little hisitant, just richen the oil pump for the first hundred miles, then set it back to factory. SNOW HERE TUESDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! PAW PAW / KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Cat recommends a 100 - 1 oil mix with the first tank on their carb models. Vary the speed you run at. I would think Polaris would be similar. I run premium exclusively, the switch probably retards the timing to prevent detonation, I'd still run premium for top performance.

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Edited by - rtkatzl8 on 17 Nov 2001 18:28:03
 

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With all of the negative things I have been hearing about the Ethanol fuel latly, I wouldn't run anything but premium in my sled.

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Don't run ethanol. It's evil.

Run either regular normal gas, with Isopropyl as a gas line de-icer if you wish so, or run premium.

I always run premium, but race sleds require higher octane.

Did you know?
87 octane gas in Canada is equivalant to 89 octane gas in the United States.



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I normally run 89 octane because I give my landlord $$ to fill the farm tank a few times a year and thats what they bring.I'll probobly keep a few cans of premium around for weekends.I always run Isopropyl.I guess from what I see here that I should run premium for break in?

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by intendedacceleration:

I did not know that!!! Why is that? Do they have a different way of rating it?

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Apparently so.

We have taken multiple trips to the US, and when we run 87 octane, we notice a significant power loss in our vehicle (1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee) Wheras with Canadian 87 octane it works fine, so I did some research and apparently the difference in the way it's refined gives our 87 more power. I was awed when I found that out.



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