I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.
A Group Buy here on SnoWestOnline.com would be a situation where a normal member (non vendor or mfg) personally collects orders from other members. That member then uses those orders to negotiate a better price with the Vendor/Mfg for HIS/HER "Group" of buyers.
A promotion that has the words "Group Buy" in the title is still a promotion, and from the rules that were handed down to me by Harris Publications is that non-advertisers cannot run promotions or open sales programs on the forums outside of the swapmeet.
If a members wants to become a group buy manager, maintain a thread and collect the funds and negotiate a group buy... as a member, you are welcome to do that as long as you are not attached to the business of the vendor or Mfg.
If you are a vendor/MFG and you want to offer an EXCLUSIVE "SnoWestOnline ONLY" promotion that is exclusive to snowest readers, please contact me and you'll be able to put it up in the Polaris forums.
Also, before any vendors/mfgs get all "riled up" over this know that the moderators are strictly volunteers and do not receive a dime from any advertising $$ spent on this site.
As ALWAYS, since DAY ONE of me becoming a moderator, I have pioneered, supported and encouraged vendors and mfgs in getting the word out to our readers with "New Product Announcements.
Have a great season.
From this point on, all vendors/mfg's promoting Pre-Season tiered sales programs, in the Polaris Forums, that are not paid advertisers will be appropriately moved to the swapmeet section of the forums.
Can anyone explain how a pump that fails pumps wide open? Usually when a pump fails it has excessive clearance due to wear or mechanical failure. This being said the pump is unable to pump when this happens, I have heard many times that these pumps pump excessive oil when they fail. Not really doubting that these do move excessive oil when they fail just wondering how.
The oil pump is like a mini impellor pump. it needs to be rotating to move the oil. That's why you need to check the water pump belt once in a while. If belt breaks, no rotate and no oil.
OK, back to consumption, the arm is a cam that when adjusted, allows more or less oil through the lines. As the throttle position changes, so does the pump arm. More throttle, means the cable pulls the cam open and lets more oil in.
When people say the pump fails, usually there's nothing wrong with the pump, but that it is not turning via the water pump belt. Or if the cable breaks.
You'll notice the arm is spring loaded, so if the cable did slip off, the arm would spin all the way round leaving the pump wide open....full flow.
With the machine off, move the throttle lever and see if the pump lever moves freely along with it. The cable could be frayed inside the cable housing. If ok, check the pump alignment marks. There are scribe marks on the arm and the pump body. They should line up.
You should be burning around 1 qt oil to 10 gal gas.........40/1.
Hopefully that all makes sense.:face-icon-small-ton