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    were you able to determine why it was getting...

    were you able to determine why it was getting warm? I just replaced the fitting in my ski and same thing. thinking probably that i let the rtv setup for too long before dropping the engine in.... ...
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    I ran it on the trailer again today just checking...

    I ran it on the trailer again today just checking everything out. after 30 minutes or so i shut it off and was checking temperatures. Does the thru hull bearing and carrier get warm? it was...
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    So quick update on where I am at. IT IS ALIVE ;)...

    So quick update on where I am at. IT IS ALIVE ;)

    was busy with work and a wedding last couple of weeks so never got to put any time in on the ski. today was the first full day that was nice...
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    I did. It was an early model not affected by the...

    I did. It was an early model not affected by the recall. Part number on the tank was 51004-3739 and it came from an 04.
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    intake and exhaust manifold on

    So was able to get some work in today. lots of discovery learning](*,) as this is my first time putting everything into the ski.

    I mounted exhaust manifold, 4 into 1..... discovered that it is...
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    quick update, So this evening i was able to...

    quick update,

    So this evening i was able to finish torquing the engine to its mounts and start the on the cooling lines. I was able to run all cooling lines on the engine. I left a little...
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    any benefit of using anti-seize in the 4 into 1...

    any benefit of using anti-seize in the 4 into 1 connection to the manifold? i lost 3 bolts removing existing manifold and lost one with the ebay replacement. Just trying to reduce issues down the...
  8. if you need to upgrade the valvetrain use the...

    if you need to upgrade the valvetrain use the APE items....not overpriced and same quality

    http://aperaceparts.com/water/watervalvetrain.html
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    Update. So today the bearings came in.... but...

    Update. So today the bearings came in.... but while i was waiting i have repainted the intake with VHT anodized base and color engine paint. Painted the exhaust manifolds with VHT epoxy paint after...
  10. I went thru the same thing with my 900 stx when...

    I went thru the same thing with my 900 stx when rebuilding it last winter.....
    So running the water line from manifold to pump bulkhead.....and what do I find. ....low and behold the water line...
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    Some progress this weekend. I was able to...

    Some progress this weekend.

    I was able to finish install of the larger 04 and later 16.5 gallon tank in place of the original 14.5 gallon

    larger tank installed...
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    FS wondering if you still have this timing plate?

    wondering if you still have this timing plate?
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    Today's update, Was able to finish the wiring...

    Today's update,

    Was able to finish the wiring harness tonight and start the fuel tank swap. Putting the 51004-3739 16+ gallon tank in place of the original 14.5 gallon from the 03. Still waiting...
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    Since the cams are different would it be useful...

    Since the cams are different would it be useful to swap the 15f cams into the 12f for performance upgrade if you modded the exhaust or upped the fuel pressure with a FPR by a few pounds? Trying to...
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    Thread resurrection... Was there anyone...

    Thread resurrection...

    Was there anyone successful in making a pipe for the kawasaki 4 strokes?

    The honda f 12 guy is still making his and he has it down to 329 for each now
    ...
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    So I installed new water pipe on intake side of...

    So I installed new water pipe on intake side of block today. what is interesting is there is no torque values i could find with the manual. so I used values posted for stator cover seeing that...
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    the polarized filter inside the meter is burned...

    the polarized filter inside the meter is burned out.... the 10$ fix gets taped on the outside and you can see the numbers again vs shelling out 1K$ for a new or used meter....
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    update to winter project 03 12F

    So a little update on the project.
    I had known bad parts on order thru the winter. Pulled the engine last week. Oil cooler 95% clogged, stator cover completely solid between corrosion / salt /...
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    Were you able to use the stock crank and cam...

    Were you able to use the stock crank and cam wheels with the megasquirt? I like to tinker on the side and the idea of building a capable ECU is very tempting. I am looking towards the eventual...
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    Is there any improvement to stock early 12f(2003)...

    Is there any improvement to stock early 12f(2003) with zx12r cams or 15f cams over stock? if so which cam and what degree of overlap 110? 115?
  21. what ever happened to the compatibility spreadsheet? any chance i could get a copy?

    Noticed you mentioned putting cams into your 12f from the z12.... was wondering what difference they were from the 12f cams.

    tom
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    My winter rebuild project 2003 12f STX

    looking to start the rebuild of the " my second Ski" 12f 03STX this winter. I was wondering if anyone has a done a guide or illustrated an engine rebuilds of a 12f or 15f? I know most of this stuff...
  23. Hi, And just to bump on this thread. I have a...

    Hi,
    And just to bump on this thread. I have a 2002 900STX and a 2003 12F STX. Both have flaky displays. Has anyone figured out a was to remove/simulate the display so that if we wanted to install ...
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