We have a couple of the new 2007 Polaris IQ 600 CFIs and we are very concerned with the oil consumption. More accurately, the lack of. We’ve been seeing only about one ounce of oil being used per gallon, and this seems to be silly lean. So much so, we’ve been mixing some oil with the gas to make sure we’re not going to stick anything. Doesn’t this kind of ratio seem to be out of line? That’s like 128:1 for a ratioâ€¦..
We’ve also seen very little oil consumption from the new 600 CFI sleds. This is very similar to the Rotax 600 SDI, where the oil consumption first appears to be so minimal that you have a hard time believing it is right. I agree, it takes some getting used to. From what we’ve been told, the new 600 CFI engines do use far less oil, but I agree that 128:1 seems to be insane. For comparison, our 600 SDI engines typically use less than one-half of the oil of the 800 PowerTEK engines, so the Polaris numbers aren’t really that different.