• 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.

    Here is an example of a viable "Group Buy"


    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.


99 488 Using Too Much Oil

Dec 31, 2016
My dads old 99 Indy Touring 488 is using at least twice the oil it should be. This determined by tracking milage vs oil used. Is there an adjustment or does the oil pump need to be changed?


Well-known member
Lifetime Membership
Jul 3, 2001
There is a scribed line on the oil pump lever that should be lined up with another line on the housing with the throttle in idle position. It is adjusted by loosening the jamb nut on the oil pump cable at the pump end and turn other nut to line up marks. Snug up jam nut and your done. Did it suddenly start using too much oil or has it always been like that? If it has changed it could be a faulty pump or a leak in one of the lines.


Well-known member
Premium Member
Jul 5, 2001
Riverton, Utah
Make sure you are tracking fuel used vs oil used, not mileage. The oil needs to mix at a ratio with the fuel, which can be very different when compared to miles.

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