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    Shucks, sad story ... My thoughts on this, I...

    Shucks, sad story ... My thoughts on this, I think it is easier to pull PTO after lifting the engine a foot or two. Pull the SC, pull the pump and remove driveshaft, remove intake manifold and lay it...
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    Yes, front oil pump cover. The oil passage is in...

    Yes, front oil pump cover. The oil passage is in the block itself, it connects the two oil pumps. If there is a blockage at all, kerosene won't touch it; the only way to clear it is per the tech...
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    How do you attach the upper and lower hull? Do...

    How do you attach the upper and lower hull? Do you do it with fasteners that you can easily remove so that you can pretty easily remove the upper hull any time you want?
  4. Thread: 2002 GTX 4 Tec

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    My friend Jim has seen a few skis with broken...

    My friend Jim has seen a few skis with broken fiberglass where the rear motor mounts are, usually due to wave jumping probably. Put a strong light on the area and try to rock the motor left, you...
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    You can, but it is hard ... to get clearance to...

    You can, but it is hard ... to get clearance to get a ratchet on all the bolts you need to get everything else out of the way too. Either way, you need to pull the SC and driveshaft. Once I removed...
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    Read this thread, especially the last 5 pages:...

    Read this thread, especially the last 5 pages: http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=109923&highlight=oil

    I think you have the lower oil passage blocked, which causes these symptoms.
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    60 psi on all three is odd ... did you happen to...

    60 psi on all three is odd ... did you happen to check cam to crank timing before you took the head off? I don't think I have heard of a 4-tec 'jumping timing' before, but since your pistons and...
  8. Thread: How much vacuum??

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    Been awhile since I measured vacuum, but I...

    Been awhile since I measured vacuum, but I remember more like 14 - 15 too ... 10 does seem low.
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    Sorry, wrong link, take a look at this one: ...

    Sorry, wrong link, take a look at this one:

    http://shop.pwcxtreme.com/TDR-WATERBOX-Kawasaki-ZXI-STX-STS-models-02-0006.htm
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    http://shop.pwcxtreme.com/TDR-WATERBOX-Kawasaki-Ul...

    http://shop.pwcxtreme.com/TDR-WATERBOX-Kawasaki-Ultra-150-STX-1200R-02-0058.htm

    Does this look like yours? Not sure, but wanted to see if it might help ...
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    That is water jacketed, so anything other than...

    That is water jacketed, so anything other than minor cleanup of casting flash is risky. Many of us have cleaned up the inside of the exhaust manifold, but I really doubt there is measurable gains...
  12. The plastic pumps will crack too, hard to see...

    The plastic pumps will crack too, hard to see sometimes, and will create overheat and other issues. Replacing with aluminum is always a good upgrade.
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    Boost on a gauge is a measurement of airflow...

    Boost on a gauge is a measurement of airflow restriction in the motor, and not directly correlated to power per se. If you take two 350ci chevy small blocks, one with stock heads and cam, one with...
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    Agree ... I had this happen after 1 season with a...

    Agree ... I had this happen after 1 season with a BRP reman. Ran good at first, but then not great after 30 hours, then started getting OIL alarms even though OP gauge showed 50 - 90 psi at all...
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    Another common oil leak (and relatively cheap to...

    Another common oil leak (and relatively cheap to fix) is around the PTO boot and bearing, where the prop shaft inserts into the engine. Make sure the dealer checks the simple things first ...
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    I have done this successfully to get a quick idea...

    I have done this successfully to get a quick idea of where slip is, but you have to have something that fits perfectly into the pump and impeller ... I tried varying sizes of wooden broom handles...
  17. Just a thought, but if you intend to ride Grand...

    Just a thought, but if you intend to ride Grand Traverse Bay quite a bit, you may want only larger 3 seaters ... although that is 'inland' from Lake MI proper, it gets quite a bit of wind and tends...
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    I agree with Sanfish and would check the head...

    I agree with Sanfish and would check the head pipe holes, but if the engine temp is rising too far/fast too, you likely have a blockage/restriction happening before the water enters the motor. Not...
  19. I have the exact same problem, but I concluded...

    I have the exact same problem, but I concluded that as long as the shaft is hardened, its a non-issue too. :) =D> :lol:
  20. So if I understand this correctly, having...

    So if I understand this correctly, having unbalanced nuts may cause your shaft to wobble ... interesting. That may explain a few things ... :-k :-$ 8-[ I guess the important question then is, how...
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    It changes the efficiency of waterflow through...

    It changes the efficiency of waterflow through the pump. It reduces the low pressure area in the pump (center behind the bearings), increasing pressure and thrust. But since it increases pressure,...
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    Wow ... even 160 hp and potentially over 60 mph...

    Wow ... even 160 hp and potentially over 60 mph is not enough in a standup for some?! Phew ... first time I got even close to 45+ mph on a standup, it scared me. I love acceleration, but I would...
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    So many reasons ... 1. It will likely never...

    So many reasons ... 1. It will likely never happen with a jetpump on a jetski, because no matter the horsepower, you are eventually limited by the size of the pump tunnel and therefore the pump...
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    My recent experience ... my Riva gauge was not...

    My recent experience ... my Riva gauge was not moving much, so I attached an external gauge, which worked great. The Riva RRFPR still works good, but the Riva gauge had failed (its been on there for...
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    Widow maker hull, it will pitch you off at top...

    Widow maker hull, it will pitch you off at top speed when you least expect it. Had one, did all the updates and mods to correct the handling, still pitched me off by doing the hard right turn at...
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