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  1. Don't forget to apply red Loctite to the...

    Don't forget to apply red Loctite to the crankshaft taper and the flywheel nut threads. As I noted in a previous post, I'd suggest you apply anti-seize to the starter nose piece to prevent this from...
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  3. WTB - Parts So I'm assuming you have resolved all the...

    So I'm assuming you have resolved all the mechanical issues?
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    Check the fuel pressure next. There should be a...

    Check the fuel pressure next. There should be a Schrader valve (tire stem in appearance) in the return fuel line. You should see 25 psi when cranking/running. You can obtain an affordable gauge...
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    I'd check the Crank Position Sensor next. You...

    I'd check the Crank Position Sensor next. You can check it with an ohm meter. I'd check it when it will start, again after it will not, and compare the two measurements. It will typically measure...
  6. It appears as if you had your wood hammer handle...

    It appears as if you had your wood hammer handle against the armature, so all your driving force is being transferred through the armature to the starter end plate. You've likely damaged the end...
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    With a "no spark" failure, I'd suggest you start...

    With a "no spark" failure, I'd suggest you start by checking the 21/45 vdc supply for the correct voltage. This supply line is the white/red wire that connects to each injector and also appears in...
  8. I'm speculating it has seen salt water. It is...

    I'm speculating it has seen salt water. It is likely corroded tight. In the long run, it'll be simpler to remove the engine. You have the worst of it already done, the exhaust. You shouldn't have...
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    Specifically, how are you testing? What pressure...

    Specifically, how are you testing? What pressure readings are you obtaining? What are you utilizing to measure the pressure? Have you reinforced the fuel pressure regulator?

    Your symptoms are...
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    Sorry, my mistake. The brand name is NuHull. ...

    Sorry, my mistake. The brand name is NuHull.

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    Yes, the lower hull, black, on a 2003 is gel...

    Yes, the lower hull, black, on a 2003 is gel coat. Typically, the lower side of the hull is not subject to sun fade, obviously. The big issue with the lower side of the hull is when they sit,...
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    Removing the engine is probably the safest method...

    Removing the engine is probably the safest method (Feed a length of rope into the PTO sparkplug hole, apply strap wrench or pipe wrench to coupler, strike wrench with rubber mallet to loosen coupler...
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    FYI TP Tools is running a $20.00 off $100...

    FYI

    TP Tools is running a $20.00 off $100 promo currently.
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    Yes, I know it is early. Of course, that's...

    Yes, I know it is early. Of course, that's relative to where you are located. Here, in MN, it is 25F as I'm typing this. Truthfully, it is about logistics. This is actually the third PWC that was...
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    I did learn something new on this project. In...

    I did learn something new on this project. In past MSX projects, I found a length of rubber bumper/weatherstripping in the bottom of the hull I could never figure out where it belonged. I've had...
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    Initially, I was not planning on removing the...

    Initially, I was not planning on removing the engine. However, a check of the pump/engine alignment found it to be off significantly. I was fearing this, as it appeard to have been re-done...
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    2004 MSX140 2019/2020 Winter Project

    I acquired another 2004 MSX140 last summer for a winter project. This particular MSX140 was fully running, had almost no dock rash, 63 hours on the MFD- 49 hours reported within the EMM, but the...
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    MSX Fuel Tank Strap Installation

    I always scratch my head for awhile when I have to re-connect the fuel tank straps, especially the rear one, on a MSX. With the hull halves bonded together, there is simply no way you can pull the...
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    WTB - Parts HiPeRcO referred me to a pair on eBay. So I'm...

    HiPeRcO referred me to a pair on eBay. So I'm set--for now.
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    WTB - Parts Well, I'm on the hunt for two of these covers, as...

    Well, I'm on the hunt for two of these covers, as well. Can anyone help me out?
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    Here is another preventive item I perform. On...

    Here is another preventive item I perform. On the rear of the EMM mounting bracket is a piece of rubber weatherstripping utilized as a bumper, to prevent the bracket from rubbing through the hull...
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    2004 Virage i 2019/2020 Winter Project

    I commenced work on my second winter project a couple of weeks ago. I purchased this Virage early last fall with a blown engine. My plan was to utilize a spare engine I had removed from another...
  23. About the only instance the intercooler becomes...

    About the only instance the intercooler becomes an issue is if the watercraft is capsized. Assuming they still have the original oil tanks and no "catch can" modification, oil flows from the oil...
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    The balance of the engine re-installation went...

    The balance of the engine re-installation went without any surprises. The reverse cable had not been adjusted properly, at the hull exit, so the lock would not engage when the gate is set for...
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    In the OP, I was thinking I was going to require...

    In the OP, I was thinking I was going to require some additional plastic wire harness/hose hull retainers to support the upgrade to the 2004 wiring harness and EMM mounting. However, as I now had...
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