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    you'll need to remove the exhaust coupler and...

    you'll need to remove the exhaust coupler and unstrap the water box and move the entire affair to the rear to get enough room to get a wrench on it. You need to do that in order to get the sc off the...
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    I'll reveal my secret sauce..., I welcome...

    I'll reveal my secret sauce..., I welcome "shitstorms"

    I use a triple split on my hose with a "swamp cooler connector" to get a 1/8 inch water line that I position so the outflow sprays all over...
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    Solid advice. I've given that to new ski owners...

    Solid advice. I've given that to new ski owners more times then I can count. Sold a helluva lot of boarding steps as a result. Some skis are tricky to board with two people in open water. It can...
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    in regards to distractions... My first auto...

    in regards to distractions...

    My first auto shop job was on the 1000 mile service racks

    yeah, change the oil, grease anything that moves and make sure nothing is falling off.

    Well during my...
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    welcome aboard GH its always best practice to...

    welcome aboard GH

    its always best practice to follow the service manuals advice

    Trying to pump cold oil out often takes far longer but on the yamaha vx engine you MUST run the engine to get all...
  6. welcome aboard GH Limp mode is almost always...

    welcome aboard GH

    Limp mode is almost always caused by an emm problem

    before we get into lots and lots of specifics, as you won't find many shops at all that want to take that ski on, who did...
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    "shit happens" I was talking about this with a...

    "shit happens"

    I was talking about this with a buddy of mine this week that works on big boats and he told me, "Pete the reason you're a know it all is that you've seen most of it, and have heard...
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    Well that sure will serve to bring the "unity" ...

    Well that sure will serve to bring the "unity"


    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c1/58/d2/c158d27785c723270405bafbf04b4900.jpg
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    it's all good until.... your drop the oil...

    it's all good until....

    your drop the oil filter bolt and it vanishes under the engine
    you cross thread a spark plug, or break one off in the head
    you don't check the oil filter at the engine...
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    plan on pulling the engine. The fun on this one...

    plan on pulling the engine. The fun on this one has just begun

    I'd suggest getting a few cans of penetrating oil and a small propane torch, I suggest you heat the bolts holding the pto in place...
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    were you the last person to use this ski? if...

    were you the last person to use this ski?

    if not, suspect the worst

    check to see when you pull the plugs if one of them isn't damaged, like it was hit with a hammer

    if it all looks good,...
  12. Just sayin the 787 seadoo is a damm good...

    Just sayin the 787 seadoo is a damm good powerplant, couple it with the first gen xp hull and its a virtual pwc hotrod..IF you can handle it.

    Personally I prefer the 97gtx hull handling wise, but...
  13. Thread: P0461 error

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    Welcome aboard GH! The search feature is handy...

    Welcome aboard GH!

    The search feature is handy when you have an error code.

    in this case the news isn't great as a replacement mpem is indicated on your model year
    ...
  14. I sold the Wsm housing as they had several...

    I sold the Wsm housing as they had several warehouses then and I never had trouble getting a couple of spare rings so I could get my regulars back out on the water same day

    Those bastards are...
  15. I know you guys are having a time playing with...

    I know you guys are having a time playing with this.

    so when are you going to try a new starter? That grinding bendix is a dead giveaway

    don't whine about money folks, you can get a short term...
  16. its an age old argument depends on venue and...

    its an age old argument

    depends on venue and habits.

    in my market ( lake) beaching and sandbar groundings are common and that leads to expensive pump repairs due to granite ingestion
    ...
  17. I'll see your possible electrical issue and raise...

    I'll see your possible electrical issue and raise you a complete starter motor

    proper diagnostic of this issue require a number of voltage measurements, but that starter motor sounds like its seen...
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    Id be spending a little more time then I did attempting to find a warranty solution that would serve your needs

    Say for example you are a member of our armed forces and will be stationed in...
  19. Thread: Gtx di help

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    Not come come off as an arrogant know it all but...

    Not come come off as an arrogant know it all but for the Di the trick is to use a 4 tec voltage regulator and an agm battery

    At idle speed the draw is more then is being supplied so the regulator...
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    case is closed in regards to Yamaha service...

    case is closed in regards to Yamaha service contracts being usable in europe

    Currently our service plans are only available to customers in the U.S. Thank you for your interest. Please feel free...
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    The actual question: Would an EXTENDED...

    The actual question:

    Would an EXTENDED warranty be available with coverage in Europe

    We all know a US warranty on about 99% of consumer products is not honored by European dealers of the...
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    just a rough guess but the 20 year old fuel pump...

    just a rough guess but the 20 year old fuel pump is having problems.

    without a candoo code reader ( and the seadoo service manual) to determine exactly what is throwing the MAINT lamp you'll be...
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    check with the selling dealer about an extended...

    check with the selling dealer about an extended warranty and see if that warranty will cover you while "overseas"

    expect to pay some pretty big custom duties as well, but from what I know about...
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    it's a "sissy .380", until you get hit in the...

    it's a "sissy .380", until you get hit in the face by one at close range

    my wife carries a .380 in her purse for backup, she's got no problem walking around town with her .357 in the open

    While...
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