Polaris 300 2X4 Offroad Vehicle User Manual

Starting the Engine
8. Turn the ignition key past the ON position to engage the starter.
Activate the starter for a maximum of five seconds, releasing the
key when the engine starts.
9. If the engine does not start, return the key to the OFF position and
wait five seconds before attempting to start again. Activate the
starter for another five seconds if necessary. Repeat this procedure
until the engine starts.
NOTE: If a warm engine has cooled to a point where it does not readily start,
intermittent use of the choke button (pulled half way out) may be nec-
essary. If the engine is over-choked when warm, depress the throttle
lever fully while cranking to aid in starting. Release the throttle lever
immediately after the engine starts. If the engine does not start and all
conditions are favorable, change the spark plug and try again.
10. If the engine slows or stops, position the choke knob half way in to
allow proper engine warm up. Vary the engine RPM slightly with
the throttle to aid in warm-up. When the engine idles smoothly,
push the choke completely in.
Cold Weather Operation
If the ATV is used year-round, check the oil level frequently. A rising oil
level could indicate the accumulation of contaminates such as water or
excess fuel in the bottom of the crankcase. Water in the bottom of the
crankcase can lead to engine damage and must be drained. Water accu-
mulation increases as outside temperature decreases.
See your Polaris dealer for engine heater kits, which provide quicker
warm-ups and easier starting in colder weather.
Operating the vehicle immediately after starting could cause engine damage.
Allow the engine to warm up for several minutes before operating the vehicle.