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    the OP sent me a short video direct, yup there is...

    the OP sent me a short video direct, yup there is a pretty big problem with that engine now. Looks like it's running on a hose with the cams out and water is just gushing everywhere. Since SBT sells...
  2. solenoids don't take kindly to stall loads, they...

    solenoids don't take kindly to stall loads, they overheat and the contacts damaged

    even under good circumstance a crank-a thon does the same thing.
  3. send the prop off to get refurbished and keep a...

    send the prop off to get refurbished and keep a spare wear ring and the tools to pull the pump on hand.

    after the third or forth wear ring incident. I tell my customers I'll teach them how to do...
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    I find a few things odd here. ten years...

    I find a few things odd here.

    ten years lurkin...
    being in the pcw industry for ten years, but the very first post tells me that you don't know enough to pull a valve cover to check for a simple...
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    spend some time reading all my forum threads or...

    spend some time reading all my forum threads or threads related directly to your particular issue, you'll find these topics covered in depth. The search engine hree is quite good

    no reason a rinse...
  6. obvious: channel locks wielded by the invasive...

    obvious:

    channel locks wielded by the invasive species asshatitus mechanicus

    beware of other telltale signs, like plastic zip ties cut into daggers and aquarium air line used for primers
    ...
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    the kawasaki OEM mesh filter is good for now, you...

    the kawasaki OEM mesh filter is good for now, you can backwash it with some fresh gas and lots of agitiation until its clear. There are plenty of alternative nylon mesh filters on the market but the...
  8. Depends on the shop but I would typically charge...

    Depends on the shop but I would typically charge about 1.25 hrs labor on something like this depending on the amount of asshattety I run into(like soda draw nozzle bushings, damaged tail cones, dime...
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    I’ve seen that funk before

    Little know fact but I’ve mentioned it before

    Some two stroke oils can allow the growth of bacteria if allowed to sit

    I assume the PO added some injector oil to...
  10. you'll want to replace the clamps for the bellows...

    you'll want to replace the clamps for the bellows as well. the "norma" type clams are strongly suggested. While pricey, OEM parts are suggested for this particular fix. Don't get any lubricant on the...
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    sorry, but I had to laugh a little, that mistake...

    sorry, but I had to laugh a little, that mistake goes all the way back to my first year in business here.

    I played the Legend of Poseidon scam on a trio of guys who just had one of the worst days...
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    check the ecu connector for a pin pushed in. ...

    check the ecu connector for a pin pushed in.

    that sucks
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    a quality engine rebuild is going to cost more...

    a quality engine rebuild is going to cost more then the skis are worth.

    The only upside of an sbt motor is the warranty. Sure there is alot of bitching, but that;s mostly do in my opinion to...
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    Welcome aboard. anytime raw fiberglass is...

    Welcome aboard.

    anytime raw fiberglass is exposed it should be repaired quickly.

    gelcoat repair kits are inexpesive and easy to use with just a little practice

    ignore this damage will lead...
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    in regards to inspection... pull the pump cone...

    in regards to inspection...

    pull the pump cone to check for water is suggest every 50 hour/seasonally especially if you pull water skiers or tubes, ride exceptionally hard
    pulling the pump and...
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    God work all around And now for the snake oil...

    God work all around

    And now for the snake oil because...

    You -might- have a sticky ring

    One tablespoon of marvel mystery oil into the low jug with the piston at TDC

    Let it sit 24 hours
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    frankly I'd be hesitant to beat on the ski much...

    frankly I'd be hesitant to beat on the ski much until you confirm a nice brown color on the plugs on a short run, that' a bigger concern then low compression, which is worrisome, but still in what...
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    Im not a big fan of snake oil, but opinions vary...

    Im not a big fan of snake oil, but opinions vary

    a low battery invalidates your compression test for any serious considerations. try again with a fully charged battery

    IF there is a problem...
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    put a teaspoon of two stroke oil into the low...

    put a teaspoon of two stroke oil into the low cylinder and retake the compression( twice), that will give you an idea if the jug is really bad or the ring is just sticky from running with...
  20. the electric gizo is a water injector for the...

    the electric gizo is a water injector for the exhaust

    I recall ( it's been a while and I'm getting kinda old now) that a low oil level would trigger a check engine, but the issue comes from a bad...
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    A stuck trim motor wouldn’t even qualify her for its basic book value which is about 2300 put in a $700 value on the 4K (haha) engine rebuild and 500 for the trailer which is most generous...
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    I’d post the classic my cousin Vinny “calibrating the torque wrench” video here but you guys of seen it plenty of times

    But hey Marisa.....
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    I’ve stocked both versions of the Deka 16 as on a couple of skis the cables are very short due to trim age of cables and you must use an L model

    It’s a trap for the careless and I once came...
  24. welcome aboard if you sniff around the K447...

    welcome aboard

    if you sniff around the K447 polaris tech pages ( see signature link) an find information on how to use a 12v LED to read the actual error code

    for now, check that the battery is...
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    I won't forget the hurricanes for sure, Andrew...

    I won't forget the hurricanes for sure, Andrew destroyed my condo in homestead back when the town was nothing but double wides and advacado packing houses.

    when I looked to get out of NYC for a...
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