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    If the previous owner was planning to sell it, he...

    If the previous owner was planning to sell it, he may have skimped on it. Who knows?

    To clean your tank, you'll have to siphon the old gas out. Remove the filler hose and the fuel pickup. Go to...
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    OEM or Rhaas. If you get Rhaas, get the Racing...

    OEM or Rhaas. If you get Rhaas, get the Racing version.
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    Oil isn't harmful to carbs, but gasoline is! ...

    Oil isn't harmful to carbs, but gasoline is! Especially if it has ethanol.

    The problem with seeping oil valves is that during winter storage, it can flood the carbs and the engine. When you try...
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    It's at least 15 years old and has a lot of...

    It's at least 15 years old and has a lot of power. If you plan to keep it, buy new mounts.

    Put it all together, but put the screws in the driveshaft holder last. Put 3M 4200 Fast Cure on the...
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    Don't need any more trailers. Be sure to keep...

    Don't need any more trailers.

    Be sure to keep those wheel bearings greased regularly!!!
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    Get a mirror & flashlight, or camera, and look...

    Get a mirror & flashlight, or camera, and look carefully at the bottom of the engine. Feel around for any broken pieces laying in the bottom of the hull. What you're looking for is a hole in the...
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    The rod failure was most likely caused by a...

    The rod failure was most likely caused by a piston coming apart. Pieces get jammed between the piston and head, or pieces of the skirt fall into the crankcase and jam things up.

    Make sure the...
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    That is not good. I doubt that it's a problem...

    That is not good. I doubt that it's a problem with the gears.

    Has any oil spilled inside the hull? This would be indicative of a broken connecting rod or other internal engine damage.

    Pull...
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    The Rhaas holder is a good one, and about the...

    The Rhaas holder is a good one, and about the same price as OEM.

    If you ride with 4200 to seal the holder, the first time you hit a wave and come down, the pressure in the pump shoe area will...
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    The trailer most likely came with a tag giving...

    The trailer most likely came with a tag giving it's specs, but after 27 years, it may be missing or illegible. Registration paperwork may give you a clue.

    The dry weight of your 'Ski is about 755...
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    Welcome aboard, hpux1560! No, letting it sit...

    Welcome aboard, hpux1560!

    No, letting it sit for years was not a good idea.

    Why was the starter corroded? Was there water inside the hull?

    If you remove the spark plugs you should be able...
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    Does it have any oil in it?

    Does it have any oil in it?
  13. This thread shows what I found on an STX-12F...

    This thread shows what I found on an STX-12F harness: http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=281195
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    The pop-off valve on that carb is probably...

    The pop-off valve on that carb is probably seeping, allowing hydrostatic pressure from the oil tank to flood the carb. You might try cleaning it with solvent and applying light pressure to both...
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    The STX and Ultra LX are not supercharged. The...

    The STX and Ultra LX are not supercharged. The Ultra 310 LX is, and your 260 is.
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    Here we go again! This time it's a 2000 1100 ZXi...

    Here we go again! This time it's a 2000 1100 ZXi for only $4800! Engine rebuilt by 'master mechanics at Dale's Jet Sports in Sachse Texas'. Does 'close to 70 MPH' with trim stuck in full up...
  17. Pull ALL the connectors apart in the wiring...

    Pull ALL the connectors apart in the wiring harness and check for corrosion. I found a termination plug in my STX-15F that was corroded from laying in water in the bottom of the hull. That didn't...
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    I don't think there is much room at all, but you...

    I don't think there is much room at all, but you can use a 1/4" hex bit and a 1/4" wrench to turn it. Just don't drop the bit!
  19. I was talking about the ground wire, not the...

    I was talking about the ground wire, not the positive wire.

    Are you talking about jumping from the + battery terminal to the starter terminal?
  20. There is someone around here that can match a key...

    There is someone around here that can match a key to your existing ECM. I just can't remember who.

    Do a search.
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    Yes, clockwise is leaner.

    Yes, clockwise is leaner.
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    If anything, the plugs look a bit rich. Usually...

    If anything, the plugs look a bit rich. Usually it has to be very rich for it to die. How did you check the plugs? Did you idle back to shore, or did you shut it off during a high speed run and...
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    OK, the stinger mod cuts flow to the exhaust, but...

    OK, the stinger mod cuts flow to the exhaust, but the water enters after the temp sensor.
  24. Welcome aboard, PALakeGuy! I presume you...

    Welcome aboard, PALakeGuy!

    I presume you turned on the orange key, right?

    Should just come on. You may have to push the Mode button to get the info you want.

    Is the battery hooked up...
  25. Welcome aboard, Oleg! I've got an early...

    Welcome aboard, Oleg!

    I've got an early STX-15F, and I had an STX-12F. Both of them had the ground wire attachments re-worked before I bought them. I never figured out why, but it was obvious...
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