Riding sand is the harshest environment I've run anything in. If a modern bike engine will live at 50-60:1 there a modern sled engine should too. FWIW a guy that was summer testing a turbo kit on a sled at St. Anthony said the sand load felt comparable to 18" of snow. I do think extra oil film would help protect against snow ingestion that the Ascender intake has been know to let pass.A 12 pound tire or a 50 pound track? Go push your sled around the parking and see which has less load. A etec outboard doesnt turn over 6k rpm.
it's not just the ascender, all procross/proclimb chassis let it pass. it has only now become a point of emphasis because the additional oil the suzuki motor would use is no longer masking the problem.I do think extra oil film would help protect against snow ingestion that the Ascender intake has been know to let pass.
No change in oil usage with mine.So talked to my local dealer today about flashing my 18 mountian cat and tried to find out what exactly the flash does, the service guy thinks it is for longevity of the motor which would make the most sense to me but he didnt know for sure! So my warranty is up in december and I figured I my as well get the flash done because I have been premixing my fuel 1 oz oil per gallon of fuel because i felt my machine sipped oil and it kind of had me worried, maybe the flash will add more oil to the engine? I guess ill find out soon enough!
Oh and he also said in the last 2 years he only had one 18 motor go down and he did say that it happened almost right away so could of been snow injestion!
It seems to start easier when warm.Thanks, good to know, did yours run the same before and after the flash ?
I just had the Silber NA flash done to my 19, along with a clutch kit (Cycles and Sleds) and I can tell there is much more bottom end than before. Can't wait to get it on the snow!It seems to start easier when warm.
Hot idle is erratic as can be. I hold on to the brake to make sure the sled doesn't take off... lol.
Other than that it seems fine.
Thinking about aftermarket flash to get a better hot idle and more hp...
If u dont mind me asking what was the price to do the silber flash and did u get any detail on what there flash all did ? I might just go this route ?I just had the Silber NA flash done to my 19, along with a clutch kit (Cycles and Sleds) and I can tell there is much more bottom end than before. Can't wait to get it on the snow!
Also cleared up my high, erratic idle from the dealer flash that I had done earlier this year.