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  • 02-06-2019, 12:56 PM
    linkman
    Re: Battery Draining
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by keck View Post
    This sounds expensive...

    It depends what's wrong. If it's just a corrosion problem (stuff shorting out because wires/pins are effectively touching) and cleaning fixes that then it's essentially free. A used ebox or voltage regulator will cost ~$100. A ebox restoration by Jet Ski Solutions runs $335 but doesn't include any new major components: http://www.jetskisolutions.com/p14_k...n_service.html
  • 02-06-2019, 09:54 PM
    linkman
    Re: Battery Draining
    SBT has a new voltage regulator for $151: https://www.watercraftsuperstore.net...1066-3709.html (not sure if this is the exact one your year/model uses).
  • 02-14-2019, 08:33 PM
    keck
    Re: Battery Draining
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JonnyX2 View Post
    That leads to the stator, on the front of the motor. Open up the front cover and inspect, it may be obvious (oil or water corrosion) what is causing the short. I have seen several times where people have filled the front of the case with oil, confusing the inspection hole with an oil fill. There could be water intrusion damage as well, or even damage caused by a failed front seal or even a bendix spewing metal shavings.

    I tried to test the stator tonight (based on another thread). Readings are below:
    blue / green = .475k ohm
    red / purple = .407k ohm
    brown / brown = 1.0 ohm (?)
  • 02-14-2019, 08:59 PM
    ericstratton
    Re: Battery Draining
    Woa! This is a battery problem right? Don't worry about the whole stator. Concentrate on the charge coil only. Brown to ground and brown to ground. That is the charging system.
    I think your rectifier is burned out and the battery is being drained by the coil in the stator when you shut it off. If you check the battery when it is running you are probably getting AC voltage to the battery.

    REGULATOR-VOLTAGE
    21066-3709 Ships in 3 to 4 days
    $165.18
    $122.90

    https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/ka...gnition-system

    PS If anyone touched the battery backwards with the leads and the fuse did not blow. it roasted the rectifier
  • 02-14-2019, 09:03 PM
    ericstratton
    Re: Battery Draining
    PS, The (rectifier) is in the voltage regulator.
  • 02-14-2019, 09:15 PM
    keck
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    Re: Battery Draining
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ericstratton View Post

    REGULATOR-VOLTAGE
    21066-3709 Ships in 3 to 4 days
    $165.18
    $122.90

    https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/ka...gnition-system

    PS If anyone touched the battery backwards with the leads and the fuse did not blow. it roasted the rectifier

    Is this a bad idea? $45 on amazon. Not OEM, but looks like a pretty simple part.Attachment 546790
    https://www.amazon.com/Voltage-Regul...066-3709&psc=1
  • 02-14-2019, 09:29 PM
    ericstratton
    Re: Battery Draining
    I owned a jet ski dealership from 1978 to 1996. If you can get factory buy factory. For 20 years I watched people step over dollars to pick up dimes.
    If you need more info use my e mail address
    ericstratton99@hotmail.com
  • 03-04-2019, 11:44 AM
    keck
    Re: Battery Draining
    Feeling good that my parasitic drain is resolved — huge “thank you” to all that assisted me! Found some time Friday to swap out the voltage regulator, and the draw is gone (0.00 vs 0.07), and the battery is holding steady for a few days at 12.64 voltage.
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