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    Water ingress into the combustion chamber tends...

    Water ingress into the combustion chamber tends to ‘steam clean’ the piston top, leaving it with very little carbon.
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    Do not assume there is only one problem cause....

    Do not assume there is only one problem cause. There may be multiple issues happening. These are old watercraft now.

    Wiring harness or connector corrosion, MFI gauge internal failure. Each...
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    Is the start solenoid original? If yes, it should...

    Is the start solenoid original? If yes, it should be replaced.

    Originals are known to corrode inside.

    Click my signature link to find more info about the MFI display....
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    Hmmm. Can you check the crank for correct...

    Hmmm. Can you check the crank for correct phasing?

    To create the conditions for detonation, something mechanical has to be not right. Are the cylinder heads stock, not high compression?
    All...
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    I do not have any further info, BUT I can suggest...

    I do not have any further info, BUT I can suggest a to-do project that might help.

    OMC/Evinrude/BRP outboard motors also used Ficht back in the day. Not E-Tec, the Ficht 1990s through...
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    What did you do with the fuel system? Full...

    What did you do with the fuel system? Full carburetor cleaning and rebuild with OEM kits?

    New fuel hoses, OEM fuel filter?

    Fuel selector valve, water separator?
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    I have posted this info elsewhere on here,...

    I have posted this info elsewhere on here, including photos.

    Our 2017 GP1800 have extended Worx ride plate, with the Jim’s cut modification.

    Also the 2019+ GP1800R intake grate, which I expect...
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    Within the wire bundle (cable) that connects the...

    Within the wire bundle (cable) that connects the electrical box to the magneto stator at the front of the engine, there should be a thin black wire. Is it burned or damaged?

    Did/does the battery...
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    Welcome. Is there a thin black wire coming...

    Welcome.

    Is there a thin black wire coming from the electrical box? Is it connected to anything?

    Click here for useful info, including links to wiring diagrams....
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    http://polarispwcknowledge.shorturl.com/first-thin...

    http://polarispwcknowledge.shorturl.com/first-things-to-do
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    That looks fine to me. The hull is (I presume)...

    That looks fine to me. The hull is (I presume) sitting on wood bunks, which presumably keep the entire hull and ride plate electrically isolated from the metal lift.

    I have a polarized connector...
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    Tip: I use the Motorcraft FL400S oil filter -...

    Tip: I use the Motorcraft FL400S oil filter - which slightly longer than the Yamaha (Denso).

    Works well and is actually a better made filter (buy the genuine Ford Motorcraft FL400S filter, not...
  13. How long ago in calendar time was the charger...

    How long ago in calendar time was the charger rebuilt and first run?
  14. WTB - Parts The MSX 140 is slightly different. The long bolt...

    The MSX 140 is slightly different. The long bolt that holds the handle in place goes through from the opposite end of the mechanism.
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    Lean burn (melting a hole into/through a piston)...

    Lean burn (melting a hole into/through a piston) is almost always caused by the fuel system and the carburetors not being maintained.

    In your case it sounds like the piston may have been ‘hot...
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    Connecting AC electrical power (even just a...

    Connecting AC electrical power (even just a battery charger) to any watercraft that is floating/docked or in any way touching a body of water is a very specific situation.

    Household Ground Fault...
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    Oh well, in my defense I removed my own battery...

    Oh well, in my defense I removed my own battery vent hoses on the day I got my new GP1800 home. So I have not seen those hoses in person for three years.

    In the posted photo the hose just looked...
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    What problem are you saying others have, that is...

    What problem are you saying others have, that is unrelated to using a drive on dock?
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    You removed the plastic wall between storage and...

    You removed the plastic wall between storage and fuel tank area?

    What keeps stuff from bouncing around in rough water and ending up on top, beside, even behind the fuel tank?

    That anchor looks...
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    Brown solenoid is an update from the original. ...

    Brown solenoid is an update from the original.

    Brown solenoids are ok, but not as good as the newer all plastic.

    If it is working properly, you can probably keep it.
  21. Post a few clear photos of the connector. That...

    Post a few clear photos of the connector. That will remind me which connector type it is, and how to extract the pins.
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    Replace the solenoid with the newer updated type,...

    Replace the solenoid with the newer updated type, especially if it is the factory original solenoid.
  23. Bto reinforce the Polaris Ficht fuel pressure...

    Bto reinforce the Polaris Ficht fuel pressure regulator be sure to use the threaded hose barb repair method.
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=220243&p=2424525&viewfull=1#post2424525
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    I am configured with essentially stock water...

    I am configured with essentially stock water cooling feeds to the engine and intercooler, no changes at the jet pump water source.

    Stage 1 Plus SVHO on GP1800. Runs just fine.
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    To remove and bypass the LR-503 module is quite...

    To remove and bypass the LR-503 module is quite straightforward. I have posted how-to info multiple times.

    Lift out the front storage bucket out of the Virage TXi, then rummage around the top of...
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