When refueling my 02 RMK 800 while on the Denali Highway the other day I let a golf ball sized piece of snow fall in my gas tank. The machine seemed to run without issues and I used up all but 2 gallons of the 12 gallon tank. I then took my sled out to Cleary summit the other day to get some hill climbing in and the sled was running very poorly. Mash the throttle and it would just sputter. Almost as if the choke was on. This of course was on a fresh tank of gas as well.
Should I change the fuel filter, drain the fuel tank, and refill?
On a side note the sled also has 1 strange problem perhaps with the VES system I dunno. When the sled is cold it has about half power. If I shut it off about 10 mins into the ride and let it sit for 5 mins then fire her back up she runs awesome. Like an 800 should. It's rare but sometimes I even have to repeat the procedure several times before the motor comes to life and I get proper throttle response. Any ideas?
Thanks a bunch!