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2002 Polaris Sportsman 500 - Smell Of Gas In The Oil

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Working on a 2002 Polaris Sportmans 500.

Just changed the oil. Rode it for a bit, a couple days

Later I went to ride it, I checked the oil it was a little

over full and could smell gas.

It started right up and runs fine.

I did not shut the gas off but I never have.

What could be wrong?

Thanks,

van

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you might have a bad needle and seat and the float is stuck open, running too rich or a blocked overflow hose, or it has been flooded a few times.

you should always turn the gas off when you park it too.

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the needle and seat i think are available only in a carb kit, if you aren't driving it right away, i would change the oil after you think you have found the problem. check your over flow hose too, to see if it's clogged, if you leave the gas on and the over flow is blocked, it will do the same thing as a bad needle and seat.

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I had this happen in one of my Raptor motors. Ended up being there was mud blocking the fuel overflow!

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