• 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.


Oil pump 97 super sport

Nov 25, 2018
Just bought my first sled in a number of years, 97 super sport. It’s mint, low miles. Only thing, the gas cap had 40:1 mix gas written on it by the last mechanic that worked on it. I called him and he stated the oil injection didn’t work and to just run premix.

Question is, how hard is it to replace the oil pump? Looks easily accessible but I know there can be more to it than what meets the eye. Any advice would be appreciated.


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Lifetime Membership
Nov 2, 2017
Roberts, MT
Should be about as easy as it looks. Disconnect the oil lines, couple screws, make sure the key lines up when you put the new one on, reconnect the lines and replace the screws – and you're done. While it's off, it would be a good idea to verify it's not the oil pump drive by turning the engine over and making sure the drive turns with it. Also, don't forget to bleed the oil line and run pre-mix until you're sure it's working (it'll be smokey and may foul plugs, but that won't hurt anything).
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