• 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.


Crankcase full of oil?? Bad oil pump?

Sep 11, 2016
2006 rmk 700cc. I bought this sled last week. Pulled the engine to check injectors and pressure wash everything, happen to noticenotice 2 stroke oil up to the reeds in the crankcase. Bad oil pump??


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Nov 26, 2007
Yakima, Wa.
Most likely your center crank seals, it's a well documented problem with the 900s. Your 06 700 is essentially a 900 with a smaller top end. It's the only year they did that with the 700s. The center shaft in the motor is run in an oil bath and if the seals go bad, the oil can leak past into the 2 sides of the bottom end. It won't "hurt" anything other than leak oil until the level in the bottle gets below the upper hose bung and then it will stop. If the oil in the bottle stops dropping when it hits that level you have your confirmation.

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Dec 10, 2018
Oil in crankcase of Polaris 2 cycle Liberty 500 XCSP

I have excessive 2 cycle oil in the crankcase of my 2005 Polaris XC SP 500 on flywheel side which is blocking the vacuum line that controls the fuel pump, thus no fuel is being pumped to the carbs. The sled ran fine last season and now has 8500 miles but has set in summer storage until now with a full tank of 2 cycle oil in the reservoir. The reservoir is now down about 20 ounces so this oil ended up in my crankcase over the summer. This motor has an oil line from the oil pump to the center crank bearing. While researching how this oil is getting in the crankcase, I found a thread reporting (for a different motor) that if the center seals begin leaking, that oil can drip into the crankcase. Is this also true for my 500 Liberty engine? Or is there another cause? What is necessary to fix this and, if I get the oil out of there, can I still run it as is?
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