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Elan air filter?

PostPosted: January 9th, 2003, 11:10 am
by badercarma
Hi, I just bought a 1971 Ski-Doo Elan 250e, the motor runs really good but I think its running to lean because it doesn't have an air filter (after riding it for a while it will bog down and die until it cools). The person I bought it from said it's not suppose to have an air filter but I don't think I believe him. Is there any place I could get an air filter or what should I do to fix this?

*This Message was edited on 09-Jan-03 04:12 PM by badercarma*

Elan air filter?

PostPosted: January 10th, 2003, 7:04 am
by JOHN327
BAD YOU MAY BE GETTING SNOW IN THE CARB IF I
REMEMBER IT SPRAYED GAS ALL OVER THE SEAT AND I DONT THINK IT HAD A AIR CLEANER GODD TRAIL BREAKER IN ITS DAY WAS LIKE RIDING A FOOTBALL

Elan air filter?

PostPosted: January 10th, 2003, 11:10 am
by skidoodler
The elans did have an air breather,but did not have an actual air filter.Itwas only a silencer. 71' should have a tillotson carb.check your high and low speed jet settings,what are you mixing your fuel at,check heat range of spark plug,check ignition timing.Hope something helps.

Elan air filter?

PostPosted: January 11th, 2003, 5:55 am
by harry_29_57
no air filter on elans . thats probably your problem is the needles. i have a twin but i remember the singles spitting gas if they are not set right.

Elan air filter?

PostPosted: January 12th, 2003, 9:20 am
by badercarma
Well I made a fourwheeler air filter fit it. It hasn't overheated but it still bogs when u give it gas, what should I set those screws at?

Elan air filter?

PostPosted: January 14th, 2003, 10:26 pm
by skidoodler
You should start at about 1and a half turns out and go from there.In for less fuel,out for more,Use a new spk plug,adjust,go for short hard run,check plug,repeat if needed.Plug should burn chocolate brown when working right.Patience is a virtue.

Elan air filter?

PostPosted: January 15th, 2003, 10:16 am
by harry_29_57
skidoodler i think you got it. iand a half is just about right. i would toss the air filter .they were not designed to run one.