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    there are a couple of seadoo 4tec models where I...

    there are a couple of seadoo 4tec models where I believe the driveshaft actually threads into the PTO, I believe it was the 10 or 11 models years. Have never had to deal with one, but I've read about...
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    5100 will be fine, just need an inch of it....

    5100 will be fine, just need an inch of it. outdrive sealant is pretty much the same stuff. Right stuff is a really handy product and can also be used

    with some luck I'll be wrong about the...
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    in a word: awesome

    in a word:

    awesome
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    The IS is a service techs nightmare, great ski...

    The IS is a service techs nightmare, great ski however, as long as everything is working ( which ain't often when they get over 5 years old)

    There are hours of expensive extra labor involved to do...
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    I don't know why it happened but a "gay old time"...

    I don't know why it happened but a "gay old time" was typically something fun, like the "gay 90's" I can't fathom how it got appropriated to be a derogatory term. I call it the "visibility assist"
  6. the snake oil may buy you a few more good...

    the snake oil may buy you a few more good outings, but the crank does have to be replaced, eventually. Put a flywheel puller on your list if your planning on swapping out the crank. For the not so...
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    on the 4-tec the splines at the pto are straight,...

    on the 4-tec the splines at the pto are straight, unlike the pto on other models which are "footballs", to allow for engine jinking on the driveline. That's why engine alignment is a critical issue...
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    try running air thru the small hoses at the...

    try running air thru the small hoses at the exhaust pipe obviously you got lots of sand in there
  9. read some of the "full of oil" threads, the loop...

    read some of the "full of oil" threads, the loop method and management is described numerous times. you can use a good amount of seal softener by looping the rv lines, but you MUST keep an eye on the...
  10. that's right about book value..and book value...

    that's right about book value..and book value means needs no major repair or showing signs of wear and tear

    low retail is $ 3240 +250 for the trailer

    all depends how much he wants to sell, and...
  11. the black/yellow and black/purple typically run...

    the black/yellow and black/purple typically run to the magnetic switch

    and of course the colors are subject to change depending on the year of the switch

    I'd suggest checking the continuity to...
  12. I'm with you on the not so slim and nimble you...

    I'm with you on the not so slim and nimble

    you can try the snake oil method since you need a hail mary on this one.

    you'll from this thread its a common problem on these older two stroke engine...
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    yeah, looks like a simple job, that's the trap....

    yeah, looks like a simple job, that's the trap. on much older skis it WAS a simple job, the bolt screwed into the threaded hull insert and that was that. After some issues they backed up that with a...
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    if I am not mistaken the bolt is threaded into a...

    if I am not mistaken the bolt is threaded into a hull insert and that nut was put there to assure the grate would not come off "by accident"

    tread carefully here

    i'd suggest a heat gun to heat...
  15. go ahead and poke the fuses with a continuity...

    go ahead and poke the fuses with a continuity meter. quite often a fuse with a vibration related failure will not be visible to the naked eye in cases like this. I would not disturb the ecu or mpem...
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    welcome aboard GH it is unfortunate, but that...

    welcome aboard GH

    it is unfortunate, but that nut is going to have to come off

    an inspection camera will help lots here, as well as the correct wrench. an offset box version will make it a bit...
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    so was the number 3 carb pouring fuel or not?,...

    so was the number 3 carb pouring fuel or not?, seems odd to see that if it was actually an exhaust pipe problem
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    I'd have to say the boat was going pretty darn...

    I'd have to say the boat was going pretty darn fast too
  19. given the time of year, I'd start at $3500 (...

    given the time of year, I'd start at $3500 ( bring cash all hundred and lay them out in front of the owner), unless shes cosmetically perfect and the console (a major cost item) looks good. A major...
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    go with the post replacement, it's 18 years old...

    go with the post replacement, it's 18 years old and I've seen them disconnect when hitting even a small wake more times then I can count. The reed switch embedded in the post gets wonky and the...
  21. Sticky: I put a 50 watt incandescent shop light into the...

    I put a 50 watt incandescent shop light into the hull to make sure it dries out. leaving a seat off around here for an extended length of time is a sure rattlesnake/packrat atractor
  22. if you can manage the logistics, clamping off the...

    if you can manage the logistics, clamping off the oil feed line to the RV when not in use can reduce the issue to just a pain. there are some messages in the forum regarding the use of transmission...
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    given the HP per cylinder potential and the...

    given the HP per cylinder potential and the slightly anemic oil capacity compared to the 15f motor I would say an oil cooler is a must.

    One of my favorite service sales line is:

    dude, if your...
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    oops sorry, meant to say intercooler....just...

    oops sorry, meant to say intercooler....just finished quoting the same year ski with a blown head gasket

    pressure test it, but get that milky oil out there as soon as possible, use some cheap...
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    needs a head gasket

    needs a head gasket
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