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Equip# Hours: Date: Tech:
Location: Cust: Status:  

Bombardier Skandic 500F/550F Wide Track/Super Wide Track Annual Service

  1. Locate appropriate repair manual and review repair history.


  1. Check compression – PTO=__________ MAG=__________
  2. Pull battery – service/charge while performing inspection.
  3. Check crank seals for signs of leaking. Remove recoil starter to check MAG side.
  4. Check spark plugs – observe color _______ and replace if fouled.
  5. Check the exhaust system for cracks and leaks.
  6. Check torque of exhaust manifold bolts.
  7. Check fan belt tension and condition.
  8. Check recoil starter for smooth action or fraying of rope.
  9. Check engine mounts.

Fuel system

  1. Check carburetor float level and jetting:
    1. Set to McMurdo 95-97 WideTrack specs—Main- 230, Pilot- 30, Needle- 4
    2. Set to McMurdo 98-99 WideTrack specs—Main- 210, Pilot- 40, Needle- 5
    3. Set to McMurdo 503 SuperWideTrack specs—Main- 290, Pilot- 40, Needle- 4
    4. Set to McMurdo all 550 specs—Main- 200, Pilot- 45, Needle- 3
    5. Set to other ___________—Main- ____, Pilot- ____ , Needle- ___
  2. Set idle speed – 1/16″ drill bit between slide and carb bore.
  3. Check primer pump for operation and leaks.
  4. Check fuel and primer lines—Replace if badly discolored or cracked.
  5. Check fuel pump. If it looks like it is leaking rebuild or replace as necessary.
  6. Check the throttle cable for frayed ends, smooth operation, proper routing & freedom of movement.
  7. Adjust throttle cable for maximum free-play and synchronize slides.
  8. Check/adjust enricher cable free-play.
  9. Replace fuel filter.

Front Suspension & Steering

  1. Check skis for cracks, damage, alignment, and presence of carbide runners.
  2. Check and lube tower bushings.
  3. Check shocks and springs for fatigue, leaks, dampening.
  4. Check steering linkage – tighten all bolts and nuts.
  5. Check main steering tube and bushings for bends, cracks, and wear.
  6. Adjust toe & set handlebar straight.


  1. Check transmission for leaks.
  2. Change the oil in the transmission.
  3. Remove drive belt and check for abnormal wear. Measure width of belt ______ mm. Refer to belt wear limit in manual.
  4. Check driven clutch preload and ramp slider shoes.
  5. Check drive clutch for worn sliding flange bushings and flange faces.
  6. Check pulley distance and alignment per shop manual.
  7. Check belt height and adjust as required per shop manual.
  8. Check brakes – pads/disk/fluid – replace as needed.
  9. Check the drive axle sprockets and bearings.

Rear suspension

  1. Loosen track and remove suspension.
  2. Disassemble front and rear h-arms from suspension.
  3. Check all idler wheels, bearings, and bushings.
  4. Suspension arms and springs for bends, cracks, or breaks.
  5. Check suspension pivot bushings for abnormal wear.
  6. Check runners, brackets, hifax (H-arms) for bends, cracks, breaks, and wear.
  7. Rotate track by hand & check track condition and ice cleats.
  8. Adjust track tension and alignment.
  9. Check speedometer at this time & repair if not working.
  10. Grease pivot points.
  11. Tighten/torque all nuts and bolts.


  1. Test and install battery.
  2. Check electric starter mounting bolts and electrical connections. Put a wrench or screwdriver on the fasteners to check.
  3. Check charging system – 13 to 14.5 VDC________. If replacing the voltage regulator, apply heat sink paste to the underside of the new voltage regulator to help with heat transfer. Repair over charging conditions before replacing light bulbs or heaters.
  4. Check head light, high beam, tail light & brake light. If any are burned out this could be an indication that the voltage regulator has failed.
  5. Check the grip and throttle heaters. If they are melted or not working this could be an indicator that the voltage regulator has failed. Check the connector at the voltage regulator & magneto. If it is melted this could be an indicator that the voltage regulator has failed or the connector has a bad connection. Repair as required.
  6. Check kill switches – make sure they all work and replace any missing lanyards.
  7. Check power point/cig lighter (+= center pin) (Battery VDC).


  1. Check frame/tub/rails for cracks – weld and/or reinforce as needed.
  2. Check tunnel protectors. Make sure they are secure and not rubbing.
  3. Check trailer hitch. Repair as needed.
  4. Check installation and integrity of crevasse cables if installed.


  1. Check seat cover. Replace if torn badly or glue if not too bad.
  2. Check windshield. No sharp edges. Repairs/stitching ok.
  3. Check rock box. Repair or replace as needed.
  4. Check hood and cowling. Repair cracks and hinges.
  5. Check tool kit/spill kit/spares kit – should be under seat.
  6. Check cover. No tears or rips. Make sure all buckles and straps are there.
  7. Pressure wash machine and let dry inside if space allows.
  8. Fill out tag with date/jetting specs/name & attach to machine.

Note: When storing the machine make sure to turn off the key when shutting down the engine. Using the kill switch alone will allow the battery to drain.

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