>of powder stuff, mountains, humungous vallies and a beautiful climate. BUT ......
>my friend and I have noticed a slight problem with our snowmachines, I drive a summit 583 and he drives a summit 670.
>While driving in the deep snow, he noticed his machine bogging down for what he thought was engine problems. I noticed
>the same problem a few weeks later with my machine. It was just after a major snowstorm, and both our machines were having the same problem.\
>While driving in major powder snow, our machines would just bog down for no apparent reason. We both came to the conclusion that it was snow plugging
>up the exaust. By this point he was stuck going up a slight incline in 4 ft of powder snow. Just before this happened, he had motioned me
>to pass by him having his tracks already to gain momentum from. My machine bogged down also. There was not enough power to
>spin, and although the hill should have easily been climbed by both of us, strangly both of us bogged down. It was at this point, that we noticed snow
>plugging up the exaust coming from the bottom of the belly pan and *** the engine. You would think that a company such as Bombardier earning in excess of 5 billion dollars a year
>would be able to recify a problem such as this on the drawing board. But hey, hindsight is 20/20.
>Has anyone out there experienced this problem also? Can you suggest any solutions that can be taken without a major overhaul?
that causes problems on my brothers EXT 580 but not on my 580 Powder
Special. We finally tracked it down to icing of the carbs due to the
powder getting in. Both our sleds have hood vents but mine have
screens in them while his vents are open. This seems to be the
We also thought it was exhaust but attempts to keep that clear didn't
help much. Besides our two machines are similar in that regard.
Could be part of the problem though, especially if one was running a
little rich to start with.
Let me know if you solve it on that machine. I gather you saw the
snow actually plugging the exhaust. Kind of surprising to me that it
would be able to do that but stranger things have happened I guess.
There are a couple summits out our way, I'll keep an eye open for how
they are doing.
95 EXT Powder Special