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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2009 700SE with 500 miles. It recently started smoking really bad ! I ordered rings , piston and valve seals . Has anyone had this problem ? This is my first Yamaha I've been on Hondas till I bought this and never had or seen any 4 stroke do this with so few miles. Its not been run hard or submerged in water. Any ideas ? Thanks Mark
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I have a 2009 700SE with 500 miles. It recently started smoking really bad ! I ordered rings , piston and valve seals . Has anyone had this problem ? This is my first Yamaha I've been on Hondas till I bought this and never had or seen any 4 stroke do this with so few miles. Its not been run hard or submerged in water. Any ideas ? Thanks Mark
The problem with any engine today is the ethanol that's in all fuels now. It causes horrible problems with engines, rings not properly seating, seals failing, etc. My rhino doesn't smoke, but if I don't keep STA-BIL in it and some sort of fuel system cleaner it gets pretty gummed up quick. Are you using Yamaha Oil? If not the oil that you are using could be the wrong type and viscosity maybe.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 03:55 PM
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The problem with any engine today is the ethanol that's in all fuels now. It causes horrible problems with engines, rings not properly seating, seals failing, etc. My rhino doesn't smoke, but if I don't keep STA-BIL in it and some sort of fuel system cleaner it gets pretty gummed up quick. Are you using Yamaha Oil? If not the oil that you are using could be the wrong type and viscosity maybe.
Amen wildbill23c, I have a 2011 rhino sport 700 with 1200 miles on it and I change my oil regular and filter, I only use yamaha oil and filter and have had no problem with it, and beleve me that I run her pretty hard. Don't forget the fuel system cleaner.
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Amen wildbill23c, I have a 2011 rhino sport 700 with 1200 miles on it and I change my oil regular and filter, I only use yamaha oil and filter and have had no problem with it, and beleve me that I run her pretty hard. Don't forget the fuel system cleaner.
Fuel system cleaner is a must, I run the Lucas Oil Fuel System cleaner all the time, yep its more expensive but a whole lot cheaper than the engine repairs and fuel system repairs that will come up because of the ethanol.

Dang, I thought my 955 miles on my 2011 Rhino was high. You must ride your a whole lot more often than I get to.

One question how often do you change your oil/filter? I was looking in the book and its like every 1500 miles. Is that too long to go? My oil is still pretty clean, a little discolored but not too bad.
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Fuel system cleaner is a must, I run the Lucas Oil Fuel System cleaner all the time, yep its more expensive but a whole lot cheaper than the engine repairs and fuel system repairs that will come up because of the ethanol.

Dang, I thought my 955 miles on my 2011 Rhino was high. You must ride your a whole lot more often than I get to.

One question how often do you change your oil/filter? I was looking in the book and its like every 1500 miles. Is that too long to go? My oil is still pretty clean, a little discolored but not too bad.
I change mine every 500 to 600 miles, but it has a lot to do with the way and where you ride. We ride the hills and mountains in west Virginia, we are in a lot of mudd and water,rocks and hill climes. We also ride them like we just stoled them. The harder you ride the more maintenance you have to do.
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Sounds good. I don't run mine hard, but I do a lot of utility work with it so I'm going to probably do an oil/filter service this weekend before the cold weather hits since I don't have a nice heated shop to work in.
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