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    What's the problem?

    What's the problem?
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    Welcome aboard, palacios! Listen to grumpy! ...

    Welcome aboard, palacios!

    Listen to grumpy! Do not ride it until you verify that the jet pump has been upgraded. If the original pump fails, it will push the driveshaft into the engine and...
  3. Here: ...

    Here:

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=450007&stc=1

    These things are known for corroding and leaking. Better to fix it now.
  4. Fire the first 'mechanic'.

    Fire the first 'mechanic'.
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    I've found castings that were not properly...

    I've found castings that were not properly finished on carbs. I think you're OK.
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    Remove the cable end and locknut, as well as any...

    Remove the cable end and locknut, as well as any rubber seals. Make sure to count the number of turns when you remove the cable end. Measure the diameter of the metal cable housing end and get some...
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    Was there rust on the bearing surface, or just a...

    Was there rust on the bearing surface, or just a counterweight? Rust on a bearing surface it bad news. Make sure that the needles are shiny. Dull needles are already wearing and will self-destruct...
  8. I'd stick an awl into that corrosion on the water...

    I'd stick an awl into that corrosion on the water pipe. If it's bad, get it welded up before you put it in the hull.

    You can't buy new ones anymore.
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    Your jet pump already has a strainer in it. I...

    Your jet pump already has a strainer in it. I put strainers in my Ultra LXs and found very little debris in the after running through so much sea grass that we had to paddle to shore.

    If you're...
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    In my opinion, you really need a service manual...

    In my opinion, you really need a service manual if you're going to be working on it.
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    Prime the pump on the bench. Install all the...

    Prime the pump on the bench. Install all the hoses, valves, etc. Test the pop-off valves to make sure that they open in one direction, close in the other. They should open at about 4 PSI. MAKE...
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    Use 1/8" ID Tygon or polyurethane hose from the...

    Use 1/8" ID Tygon or polyurethane hose from the pump to the carbs. Secure with .025" stainless steel safety wire, 2 wraps then twist it. Bend the twisted end over so it doesn't cut you in the...
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    Yep, haven't seen that before.

    Yep, haven't seen that before.
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    Sounds like you've got water in the fuel system. ...

    Sounds like you've got water in the fuel system. Could be in the carbs, filter, or the fuel tank.
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    Welcome aboard, Thomas! What do the spark...

    Welcome aboard, Thomas!

    What do the spark plugs look like? Have you run a compression test?
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    Welcome aboard, Bryan! Taking it to a mechanic...

    Welcome aboard, Bryan!

    Taking it to a mechanic after getting water in the engine is the wrong thing to do. You need to get the water out of it immediately or you're likely to cause damage while...
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    Crankcases, cylinders, heads, covers, pistons,...

    Crankcases, cylinders, heads, covers, pistons, flywheel, etc. are aluminum. Crankshafts, rods, wrist pins, flywheel ring gears, cams, valve train, etc. are steel.
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    Kids!

    Kids!
  19. I haven't tried them, but I came close. Found a...

    I haven't tried them, but I came close. Found a used one in good condition and bought it for about $400.

    If yours has been sitting for more than a day or two with moisture in it, alcohol probably...
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    I, too, have purchased thousands of dollars in...

    I, too, have purchased thousands of dollars in parts from a number of suppliers. I've only received one wrong part, Yamaha mis-labelled a a bolt. In fact, I've gotten several incorrect Yamaha parts...
  21. I'm glad you're not asking for much. :roll: As...

    I'm glad you're not asking for much. :roll:

    As mentioned, the Kawasaki STX-15F will come close. Perhaps it will hit 70 with an aftermarket impeller. It's an old hull design that will ride a bit...
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    The Yamaha and Kawasaki lanyard clips look very...

    The Yamaha and Kawasaki lanyard clips look very similar, but are different thicknesses. You can pick up a generic lanyard at most any marine/power sports dealer that will fit Yamaha, Kawasaki, and...
  23. Hell, that's only 21 years old! Might as well...

    Hell, that's only 21 years old! Might as well blame the carbs for neglect!
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    You can buy separate fuel pumps I if you don't...

    You can buy separate fuel pumps I if you don't like the factory model.
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    Are you losing boost when this happens? Water...

    Are you losing boost when this happens? Water getting sprayed on the belt could cause slippage.
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