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    I don't get too concerned with the cosmetics of...

    I don't get too concerned with the cosmetics of the hull bottom. Most of the used units I acquire have the bottom side pretty dinged up.
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    Sudden stoppage can create engine issues. I had...

    Sudden stoppage can create engine issues. I had guests riding a '04 Virage i and they reported it died. The stator had issues and I had a spare, in a spare engine. It was easier to just swap the...
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    Did you reinforce the fuel pressure regulator...

    Did you reinforce the fuel pressure regulator attachment utilizing the hose barb method?

    See this thread.
  4. Typically, the oil injection pump on these is...

    Typically, the oil injection pump on these is trouble free. In fact, I've never heard of any one reporting an issue with them. You've checked and verified the index marks are aligned at an idle...
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    Ditto Salty Dog on the wear ring...

    Ditto Salty Dog on the wear ring swelling---especially if it has been utilized in salt water.

    As to other things, at the top of your list, reinforce the fuel pressure regulaor. See this thread.
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    Leave it to Captain Pete to come up with a better...

    Leave it to Captain Pete to come up with a better method to skin an onion.
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    Developing 25psi of lung pressure is a bit of a...

    Developing 25psi of lung pressure is a bit of a challenge. So I'm not surprised you can't blow through it.

    It is about a given that that the hose nipple, in the nylon head piece, the fuel...
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    Year, model & engine size always helps. My...

    Year, model & engine size always helps. My crystal ball is in the shop.
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    The oil tank is on top of the fuel tank, left...

    The oil tank is on top of the fuel tank, left side. Lift out the storage bin and follow the fill hose.

    They are notorious for leaking around the level sending unit neck when the bow is up. I add...
  10. My first guess would be you have contaminated...

    My first guess would be you have contaminated fuel and the the intake screen to the fuel pump is restricted/clogged. See this thread.

    Normally, this would be somewhat simple to check by a fuel...
  11. I'd probably go a different route. I always like...

    I'd probably go a different route. I always like to avoid modifications that prevent component swap outs or can consume an incredible amount of time of a future service by someone who is unaware of...
  12. I utilize a very small flat blade screw driver,...

    I utilize a very small flat blade screw driver, what we in the electronics service affectionately refer to as the green tweeker. Work you way around it, prying it out. You will deface the plug and...
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    I add Sea Foam to all my small engine gasoline,...

    I add Sea Foam to all my small engine gasoline, which is also non-ethanol. It dramatically reduces gummed up carburetor head aches.
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    Check the fuel pressure by connecting a pressure...

    Check the fuel pressure by connecting a pressure gauge to the Schrader valve (tire valve stem in appearance) located in the return fuel line. It should be 25 psi when cranking/running.

    You can...
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    If you look closely, you'll see the tow line...

    If you look closely, you'll see the tow line between the two. The tower is an MSX and the towee is an off-brand.
  16. You may want to checkout what the added cost of a...

    You may want to checkout what the added cost of a re-manufactured engine is with a damaged core. It does add to the cost considerably. Just based on what you've conveyed, I don't expect that engine...
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    This thread is so long and I'm not going to...

    This thread is so long and I'm not going to re-read it. So, did you check the CPS and if so, what were the measurements?
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    Update your profile to indicate where you are...

    Update your profile to indicate where you are located. Perhaps there is someone nearby that can assist.
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    You may want to check your plug wires, also.

    You may want to check your plug wires, also.
  20. bspanovic makes a good point. You'll want to...

    bspanovic makes a good point. You'll want to repair the connection to the capacitor, first. The capacitor "smooths out and filters) the ripple/noise on the +21/45 VDC supply line. If the...
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    You may want to check your negative battery cable...

    You may want to check your negative battery cable connection at the engine block, since you likely had it loose when you were doing your other work. If it is loose or a poor connection, you'll get a...
  22. The large capacitor has screw lug connections. ...

    The large capacitor has screw lug connections. So allyou should need is a new ring terminal to crimp/solder on to the white/red wire. You may have to pull bavk the rubber boot to see the screw lug...
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    I would think you'll have to remove the primary...

    I would think you'll have to remove the primary resonator> You might be able to slide it forward enough, but it would probably be simpler to just remove it.

    Where the starter solenoid is mounted...
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    The fuel filters are integral to the fuel...

    The fuel filters are integral to the fuel canister---the large filter at the bottom of it. However, the small stuff still gets past it and clogs the intake screen at the bottom of the pump. You may...
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    There was a service bulletin released from...

    There was a service bulletin released from Polaris about the fuel lines rubbing through on the injector retaining brackets. K447 has it, somewhere, in his knowledge pages. In a nut shell, the fix...
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