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    Here's an interesting failure I have not seen...

    Here's an interesting failure I have not seen before.

    This is the wear ring for the impeller. No damage to the impeller, but look at the size of the gouge that has been formed in the wall!
    ...
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    Yep! One of my 96 SLT780s is doing the same...

    Yep!

    One of my 96 SLT780s is doing the same thing. Front of your looks easier to get to!
  3. You're all SLTs...unless you are running with...

    You're all SLTs...unless you are running with crew just stand up. ;P
  4. If true, you already know the answer. Links to...

    If true, you already know the answer.

    Links to tech data are in K447's info.
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    8 hours on the 4th ski today. I am beat and need...

    8 hours on the 4th ski today. I am beat and need a shower. I was hoping to get the motor and pump in today and get them aligned, but none of the pump/stator combos I had already separated would come...
  6. Sticky: That is awesome!

    That is awesome!
  7. It's just a matter of finding space and glassing...

    It's just a matter of finding space and glassing in a place with some studs sticking up to mount the box using a stainless strap.

    I have no intention of ever rebuilding another 2 person, in fact I...
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    I thought the spring was the what caused the...

    I thought the spring was the what caused the bendix to disengage when you let off the starter motor power?
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    I think I am going to finish getting the 4th ski...

    I think I am going to finish getting the 4th ski built and into the water and then yank the one with the starter issue.

    I looked and a freaking limb has broken one of the runners on my only empty...
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    I think my bendix is busted...

    Ski was running fine just a few weeks ago, now it just spins the starter motor.

    I'll put a charger on the battery tomorrow am and let that sit a while and try it again.

    I am able to spin the...
  11. Mine either pop (and bleed fast) or just start to...

    Mine either pop (and bleed fast) or just start to bleed down at the specified pressure.
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    It's all good mate, every time I get it right...

    It's all good mate, every time I get it right here I feel justified for all the questions I have asked her.
  13. That battery mounted setup is death waiting to...

    That battery mounted setup is death waiting to happen.

    My SLX had that setup and the CDI coming loose jumping waves was what killed it.
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    What are you referring to here, mate? manual...

    What are you referring to here, mate?


    manual says:
    "NOTE: 1995 and later models are equipped with a variableoil pump controlled by a link rod between the carburetors
    and the pump arm. This is...
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    I will mirror xlint89, I built one from a...

    I will mirror xlint89, I built one from a complete wreck, including major fiberglass work to the hull, and in the end I parted it and put the engine in an SLT780 hull.

    It was huge fun on flat...
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    I like the Polaris oil system, just be sure your...

    I like the Polaris oil system, just be sure your hoses for that are good.

    Is the engine out of the ski? If so I recommend a full tear down to check the crank for issues, but it's your...
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    MFD is functional and connected? Any blinking...

    MFD is functional and connected? Any blinking lights or warnings there?

    Vapor lock? Easy to test just crack the fueling cap.

    Does it come out of the hole OK and just not top end? points to...
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    Tear down vid: https://youtu.be/lRtShWdJHfk...

    Tear down vid:


    https://youtu.be/lRtShWdJHfk


    Rebuild pt 1:


    https://youtu.be/z2Zj-xcA4nQ
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    OK, so, in April I bought a core exchange crank...

    OK, so, in April I bought a core exchange crank and (3) cylinders on a core swap from SBT.

    When I filmed my unboxing vid for those parts and posted it I won $500 worth of credit which I...
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    I will try that as I have a stock cylinder handy.

    I will try that as I have a stock cylinder handy.
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    I checked with SBT and they want everything back....

    I checked with SBT and they want everything back.

    Looking at my pic and their website, sure looks like the correct ring part # to me, which probably means the cylinders are bored more than 0.5...
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    I sent them an email and will call Tuesday. 5x...

    I sent them an email and will call Tuesday.

    5x the nominal gap got my attention.
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    Well, was checking gap on the cylinders and...

    Well, was checking gap on the cylinders and pistons/rings I got from SBT and ring gap is 0.075"?!?!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/h1m5zbtwtj97odo/pistonringsmall.jpg?raw=1

    Vert da ferk?
  24. xlint nailed it IMHO. Have you checked the...

    xlint nailed it IMHO.

    Have you checked the wear in the cylinder? I was surprised how badly belled even good-looking cylinders can be.
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    Yeah, they are getting hard to find. I have a...

    Yeah, they are getting hard to find. I have a 780 with most cables bound up I am hoping I can resurrect the MFD off of.

    I have a backup plan to use a small PLC or an arduino if all my MFDs...
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