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My xplorer 500 has been sitting for a month or so due to a dead battery I tried pull starting it and I noticed that there is oil running in to the air box what's the problem

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Hello,

It sounds like you have too much oil in the crank case. It is due to one of three things, First, someone over filler it ( hard to see clear oil on the dipstick), Second the ATV was sitting outside and it got water in the crankcase somehow, or third, you could have gasoline that drained past the needle valve spilling into the cylinder, past one of the partialy open valves( intake ), leaking past the valves stem seal right into the crankcase. Or leaking backwards through the air box and right down the breather tube into the crank case. Either way drain the oil completley and add you oil to the full mark. Don't worry about changing the oil filter unless the oil is filthy black.

That should stop your oil problem in the air box.

Hope this helps

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