I bought an XLT this winter that had not been run since last year. He thought it was seized, but it turned out to be a recoil problem. He also said that he just had the carbs done. When I fired it up it smoked A LOT and burned a lot of oil and gas. I thought it was way out of wack, but it seems to be improving every time I ride it. I now am thinking that it was summerized with some oil in the pistons. Any other thoughts? It runs strong, but won't start in weather colder than 10 above. The machine is a 1994 Polaris XLT SKS.
Oh I almost forgot, when I shut it down some times a little anti-freeze shows up around the spark plug. It is not coming from inside the block though. The level of anti-freeze fluctuates about 2 1/2" in the overflow container from start up to when it gets really warmed up, it that a normal fluctuation? I never noticed anything like that in our wide track.
Thanks for any insight, even an idea would be appreciated, the sooner I get this beast figured out the better.