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  1. Sounds like your MSX-150 has a cooked exhaust...

    Sounds like your MSX-150 has a cooked exhaust temperature sensor. To verify, unplug the sensor on the back of the exhaust manifold near the cylinder head. It’s a small brass sensor mounted there with...
  2. Interestingly enough, if your head gasket was...

    Interestingly enough, if your head gasket was bad, you likely wouldn’t notice a reduction of power. More likely, you’d have an overheating problem, coolant loss, coolant in oil, oil in coolant, or...
  3. Unfortunately, the boots popping off the oil...

    Unfortunately, the boots popping off the oil cooler are likely not a cause of your issues, they’re likely a result of a blown head gasket over-pressurizing the cooling system. If you reinstall the...
  4. Does it overheat? Sounds like someone has put...

    Does it overheat? Sounds like someone has put some head gasket fix-in-a-bottle in the coolant.
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    Yes, the overheat symptom you have described is...

    Yes, the overheat symptom you have described is not the exhaust manifold overheat symptom, it’s an engine overheat symptom. Overheating can be any degree of temperature above the ecu’s expected...
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    The ECU isn’t resetting in and out of limp mode,...

    The ECU isn’t resetting in and out of limp mode, the engine is cooling off when the engine speed is cut back, and after it’s within the proper temperature range, it lets you run wide open again until...
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    No, your problem has nothing to do with phantom...

    No, your problem has nothing to do with phantom codes or anything like that, you have an overheating issue, or a bad temp sensor. If you’ve changed all the sensors with no change in the symptom, it...
  8. Based on what you’ve described here, you need an...

    Based on what you’ve described here, you need an ignition coil or spark plugs. Easy fix.
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    If it’s cutting out, then correcting itself...

    If it’s cutting out, then correcting itself without a restart, and doing it again, it sounds like you need spark plugs or an ignition coil.

    in other words, you don’t need to worry about clearing...
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    You only need to correct the failure to get the...

    You only need to correct the failure to get the ski running right again. When you say limp mode, is there a check engine light? Or no?

    does it correct itself temporarily with a restart? Then come...
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    before you take anything apart: does the...

    before you take anything apart:

    does the coolant level drop and continue to drop until the reservoir is empty?

    9/10 MSXs will lose coolant until the reservoir is filled only about 1/4-1/3 up...
  13. Hey man, I’ll buy this from you if you decide to...

    Hey man, I’ll buy this from you if you decide to throw in the towel. Sounds like a full rebuild is in order. Of course, if you decide to take on the project, I’ll also be happy to offer any advice...
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    Shoot me a PM, I’ve got a spare 34-hour pump...

    Shoot me a PM, I’ve got a spare 34-hour pump assembly that I can sell you
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    If you take on the job, let us know and I’ll make...

    If you take on the job, let us know and I’ll make a suggestions list of tools to have on hand and what you might need to know to make it easier instead of stumbling through learning as you go.
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    If you run a shop and have skills and tools, Id say you could have the motor pulled, swap everything to the replacement long block, and reinstalled in about 6 hours if you kept at it. That is...
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    My man, I’ve encountered people that have “gone...

    My man, I’ve encountered people that have “gone premix” and deleted the oil injection on their FICHT Polaris.

    To those reading this: Stoich aside, the fuel injector ONLY spits on the top of the...
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    When it comes to machines, I always say, when the...

    When it comes to machines, I always say, when the engineers that designed put something into print, it’s probably good to follow the word.

    With regard to premix on a FI 2-stroke, think about that...
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    I have a sneaking suspicion that you have a bad...

    I have a sneaking suspicion that you have a bad gauge, slow starter, or some other factor giving you a false idea of what your compression is. Were the original numbers even amongst the 3-cylinders?...
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    the chain tool is nice, but Ive rebuilt many by using a hammer to peen the new link. I like to use the inertia of a weighty pry bar gently positioned behind the rocker tower to go behind the new...
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    If you don’t neglect the maintenance and don’t do...

    If you don’t neglect the maintenance and don’t do anything that’s obviously detrimental to a marine vessel... or machine in general, they can keep going and going and going. For instance, the...
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    For those reading this: “book value” on a...

    For those reading this:
    “book value” on a 15-year old PWC is a bit of a joke. 9/10 jet skis that are sold are reported to the local tax collector as being sold for $300, regardless of what was...
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    I enjoyed doing a quick boost control solenoid...

    I enjoyed doing a quick boost control solenoid swap and oil change on our fella’s 1-owner, mint condition MSX-150. I pointed him on to Weberpower.com for the bracket for the wastegate solenoid and...
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