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    Iíll be putting my engine back together in a few weeks and Iíve never had to time an engine.

    I was going to rotate the engine by hand to make sure the piston doesnít clash with the valves before...
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    Also if you havenít already, check that the timing rotor is the correct one for your ski.
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    Let us know how it goes. Keen to know what you...

    Let us know how it goes. Keen to know what you discover.
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    I did a beach launch once and when I got to back...

    I did a beach launch once and when I got to back line there was no water flowing out the pisser during idle, when I revvd it hard enough the water would come. I didnít take any chances out at...
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    Cool thanks Greg. I havenít changed my rods so I am assuming it will be ok and I donít need to do the check.

    For those of you that are where I am from, and rods means underwear, I have changed my...
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    Thanks myself. I havenít had anyone to show me the ropes during my first engine build so really just grateful I caught it before it was too late. Despite a waste of $55 for new bolts, I think itís...
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    Thanks everyone. I will replace.

    Thanks everyone. I will replace.
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    Thanks everyone. I will replace.

    Thanks everyone. I will replace.
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    Thanks for weighing in guys. Yes double checked...

    Thanks for weighing in guys. Yes double checked with plastigage with the old bolts and all checked out, so I was really stumped when they were so tight. But yes, the orientation of the con rod caps...
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    2007 ULTRA LX - Con Rod Bolts Query

    This is my first engine rebuild and I don't have much engine building experience, and therefore I have been following the manual to the letter, sometimes at the expense of logic.

    Over the week I...
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    I think he is unsure because he saw a marking on...

    I think he is unsure because he saw a marking on the crankshaft after he assembled it.

    Essentially what I am saying, if he sees a marking but it is not the same marking in the same place that he...
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    Hi. I checked my oil pump yesterday and it also...

    Hi. I checked my oil pump yesterday and it also moves out by hand.
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    Hi. You need to match the marking of the...

    Hi.

    You need to match the marking of the crankcase with the markings on the crankshaft journals.

    There are specific shapes for the crankshaft journal, a different shape for the crankshaft...
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    Maybe someone else can explain better than me.

    Maybe someone else can explain better than me.
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    The con rod nut has six points on it. Each point...

    The con rod nut has six points on it. Each point represents 60 degrees. Pick one point, mark a point on the nut and a point on the con rod where they meet with a white pen. These are your first...
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    Iíd be careful of the ULTRA LX naturally aspirated for fishing.

    I have one, a 2007. I have been stuck at sea with it because water filled the water box when it is loaded enough (add the weight of...
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    While you got it disassembled, check the exhaust...

    While you got it disassembled, check the exhaust the pipe and manifold for other leaks by using a hose pipe connected to one of the nipples.

    If the exhaust pipe is not too corroded, I would clean...
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    I think the reason is for back pressure. The...

    I think the reason is for back pressure. The groove forces the gas out the nozzle as opposed to going through the mating surfaces. But the rubber gasket you install will probably replace the function...
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    It doesnít look like the groove causes a seal, maybe you can machine the lip of the one mating end so that it is flat.
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    Thanks Steve. I had a look at the con rod,...

    Thanks Steve.

    I had a look at the con rod, main bearings, valve guides and valves and they have the same part numbers.
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    Thanks Steve. I had a look at the con rod,...

    Thanks Steve.

    I had a look at the con rod, main bearings, valve guides and valves and they have the same part numbers.
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    2007 Ultra LX Service Manual

    Howsit everyone.

    I downloaded the 2008 service manual for my ski when I first got it with the intention to only use it to gain an understanding of the ski and do basic maintenance.

    Now I am...
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    If itís back firing I think itís a timing issue. I also remember someone having an issue where it turned out to be the timing rotor on the crankshaft. There were two different types for the same ski...
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    If you have the exhaust pipe and the muffler...

    If you have the exhaust pipe and the muffler removed from the ski, you should fill the exhaust pipe and the muffler on a hose and check for leaks.
  25. I have a Kawasaki ultra lx and I think the engine...

    I have a Kawasaki ultra lx and I think the engine design is very similar to the STX 12f.

    While the reliability of the engine when it is running is very good apparently, there are some major...
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