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    97 seadoo gti slowing down/

    when riding on the river and holding wide open for a length of time the ski will all the sudden lose some power and slow about 3/4 mph and when you slow way down and take off its slow to respond. It seems after you sit for a while everything is normal again. It s almost like its heating up. Today im going to do a comp test and then replace all those grey lines everyone talks about and clean the carb out to see if that helps it. Any ideas? thanks


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    It's starving for fuel. You probably still have original grey fuel lines and a crapped up fuel system. Clean carbs, clean fuel switch internals, replace supply lines.

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    I just found that tread im heading out to take it apart now i hope thats it. thanks

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    no crud found anywhere so far.took the carb apart that little strainer was about 1/3 rd full of crud. but thats it in the whole system. all new lines are in.
    Last edited by hardass; 07-08-2015 at 06:26 PM.

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    Take it for a ride after u clean it. If problem still exists try releaseing pressure on fuel tank by opening filler cap. Then take off again.

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    will do the vent line back flow valve seems to be working good bt ill try that if it persists. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardass View Post
    no crud found anywhere so far.took the carb apart that little strainer was about 1/3 rd full of crud. but thats it in the whole system. all new lines are in.
    It resides inside the fuel fittings that the line attaches to. I scrape it out with a tiny screwdriver first then use carb cleaner on a Q-TIP to finish cleaning it out. Then blow cleaner from the carb internal out through those fittings. Fuel selector switch too.

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    I did all that and went to the river it ran fine for about a mile or so and died on me which it has never done that before. It was acting like it wasnt even firing my buddy had a used set of plugs we put in and it fired right up but would die i made it back by floating and starting it untill it would not fire again. I must have something fouled up in the carb/pump. first ill see if its pumping fuel if so ill take the carb apart again and see what i find.It seems to me its getting way to much fuel now the plugs were soaked.

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    Ok went through everything again it will only run for maybe 1/2 mile then just dies but will refire after sitting for a bit so im lost at this point. compression is 135/ each cylinder new plugs and battery.All new fuel lines Carb rebuilt selector valve cleaned. if it was a sled i would suspect a stater? any more ideas? its starting to get frustrating.

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    Clip the plug wires back a 1/4 inch or so

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