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  1. Re: cheapest place to get new oil lines for ultra 150

    Go to Ace Hardware/Weedeater or small engine repair shop.

    Get Weedeater/chainsaw fuel line.

    Translucent yellow.

    Has worked great on my XL800, 96 XP and Im using it on the 150.

    My...
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    Re: Kawasaki Plated Cylinders

    Harry,

    I am in a similar situation with an Ultra 150 project I just bought. The cylinders are sleeved, and I am needing to know if there are any clearancing differences between plated bore to...
  3. 1999 Ultra 150 Engine Failure....What caused this to happen?

    I bought a 1999 Ultra 150 with SBT engine.

    According to owner, motor stopped with no warning and would not turn over.

    I bought ski, and removed engine last night.

    What I found:

    Oil...
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    Re: Ultra 150 Engine Failure Analysis

    Im going to post again as the discussion has shifted from analyzing my problem.
  5. Hey Skiworx, need info in Kawasaki Ultra 150 Thread

    Please bring your experience into my thread....I have a motor that I do not know why it is dead

    Thanks a ton


    http://www.pwctoday.com/showthread.php?t=192623
  6. Most hours on Ultra 150 engine before failure

    Id like to get a feel for how long the Ultra 150s are lasting from engine failure to engine failure.....please list your mods and how many hours you have on your current engine. Feel free to comment...
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    Re: Ultra 150 Engine Failure Analysis

    All,
    Thanks for your opinions regarding premix and the oil pump.....I split the cases and learned several things:

    Big end rod bearing toasted...see pics
    #2 rod bent
    #2 rod big end majorly out...
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    Re: Ultra 150 Engine Failure Analysis

    I'll need the oil lines for the cases.

    I'll retain the oil pump and run 100:1 in every tank of gas.
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    Re: Ultra 150 Engine Failure Analysis

    Yeah, I was just reading the output quantity differences for each oil pump position.

    The reeds look fine.

    I pulled the intake and noticed that the rod needle bearings (big end) on #1 I can see...
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    Re: Ultra 150 Engine Failure Analysis

    How many hours do you have on your sleeve cyls?

    Other than water ingestion, leaking headgaskets, clogged carbs/fuel lines, detonation due to low grade octane fuel, death of oil line or pump or...
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    Re: Ultra 150 Engine Failure Analysis

    Entire ski all stock. Choke plates are in the carbs. I'll check the reeds tonight.

    Whats the most amount of trouble free hours anyone has reported on an Ultra 150 SBT cylinder?

    What are the...
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    Re: Ultra 150 Engine Failure Analysis

    Here are some pics
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    Ultra 150 Engine Failure Analysis

    I bought a 1999 Ultra 150 with SBT engine.

    According to owner, motor stopped with no warning and would not turn over.

    I bought ski, and removed engine last night.

    What I found:

    Oil...
  14. 1993 Seadoo SPX Air bubble in oil injector line from pump to RV

    I have a 1993 SPX 580 w double carbs. Just completed a full rebuild, installed new injector lines and used retention clips from the factory. I bled the oil pump and primed the lines by holding the...
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    Re: Ultra 150 online manual

    Moderator/Forum Owner, please make this a sticky. In the seadoo forums, the manuals are all stickys.
  16. Seadoo 580 RV Cavity Leak Test what Pdrop is OK?

    I am attempting to diagnose why there is oil in both of my crank case cavities on a 1993 SPX.

    I removed the RV cover and cylinders and the oil feed line to the RV cavity.

    I have my leak...
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    Re: Is this cylinder useable? (pic)

    Im working on a 587 also (top end rebuild for sure) and found oil in the cases also. Did you determine if a torn or cut seal was the culprit after the rebuild? Id hate to rebuild the bottom end if...
  18. Re: 1996 XP Tank Recall Question: Am I getting scammed by dealer?

    Yeah. I wonder why 32oz beers are not available here on Sundays.
  19. Re: 1996 XP Tank Recall Question: Am I getting scammed by dealer?

    Yeah, I was after a more articulate explanation from the dumb@$$ tech. I appreciate the guy offering the service, and hindsight is 20/20.

    I appreciate the advice from you guys regarding the...
  20. Re: 1996 XP Tank Recall Question: Am I getting scammed by dealer?

    Wow. If only the dealer could only have explained the saturated float concept to me, I sould have accepted it without question.

    Saturated float makes sense. It makes sense that the recall repair...
  21. 1996 XP Tank Recall Question: Am I getting scammed by dealer?

    I have a 1996 Seadoo XP

    I smelled gasoline fumes in my hull, and confirmed that NONE of my lines or carbs are leaking.

    I called my dealer with the VIN and the dealer confirmed that my gas...
  22. Re: 787 Crank Rod Big End Axial Play Consequences???

    What will filters/outerwears/jetting kit set me back in $?

    What brand of filters offer the best bang for the buck performance?

    I HAVE STOCK CARBS.
  23. Re: 96 XP New Fuel Switch, No fuel flow when RESERVE selected

    Switched return and reserve line today....that was it!

    Thx for the help!
  24. Re: 96 XP New Fuel Switch, No fuel flow when RESERVE selected

    S.O.A.B!!!

    I had written the previous tube placement settings oclock, 4 oclock, and so on.

    Maybe the previous owner.....hopefully someone else can use this thread to help them in the event of...
  25. 96 XP New Fuel Switch, No fuel flow when RESERVE selected

    I just got my motor back in the xp after the rebuild.

    Replaced:

    Fuel lines
    Carb filters
    Fuel selector switch

    Added part:
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    Re: Air Pressure Testing Engine Seals XP 787

    Thanks. What limits do you consider normal for pdrop?
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    Re: Seadoo 787 800 Leak Testing, PTO side leak

    I started a new thread to discuss pressure testing.


    Bicycle inner tube works well if you do not have sheet rubber.
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    Primer Kit Install PITA Choke Plate Screws

    I have boogered the heads of 2 choke plate screws.

    Is there a method to removing the screws without damaging the screw heads?

    Is there an alternative to using a drill and easy out to remove the...
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    Air Pressure Testing Engine Seals XP 787

    I checked the pressure holding ability of my engine today by applying 10 psi of air through the pulse tube on my XP. With a digital tire pressure gage (I rigged a 3 way NPT schreaeder assy), I...
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    Re: Seadoo 787 800 Leak Testing, PTO side leak

    I need to go and buy more rubber sheet.

    Thanks for the advice.

    What pressure drop is OK and over what time?
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    Re: Seadoo 787 800 Leak Testing, PTO side leak

    I finally found my schraeder to 1/8 NPT adapters necessary to allow my bike pump and digital pressure gage to connect to the motor. I fill the pulse tube with air, and at about 5psi, the Rave bellow...
  32. Re: MX handlebars OK for XP? MTB V-brake lever for throttle?

    I think the sweep is too high, it looks goofy. I'm thinking of reducing the angle by bending the bars.

    I found that I can use my MTB lever, a long brake cable housing and cable froma bike shop,...
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    Re: Removing gages from a 95~96 XP hood????

    I drilled the rivets with a drill bit large enough to drill from the button side of the rivet through into the OD of the rivet body diameter. The Rivet head then just rides up the drill bit, and the...
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    Re: Removing gages from a 95~96 XP hood????

    I will consider it next time. I thought of sinking the XP in the lake and buying another ski with good gages during the process.
  35. MX handlebars OK for XP? MTB V-brake lever for throttle?

    I have a 1996 XP and hate the stock bar position and the thumb throttle.

    I want to reuse some old renthals that I have lying around.

    They are trimmed to 31" wide....they have more sweep than...
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    Re: Removing gages from a 95~96 XP hood????

    I replaced my gages on my 96XP a few weeks ago.

    Removed hood from craft.

    I removed all of the screws with a 7/32 nut driver (had to grind the od of the socket end to allow it to clear the...
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    Re: Factory Pipe Spec 2 First Impression on 96XP

    Great!

    I need to get my XP in the water soon, just wrapping up a rebuild and I am considering the Spec2.

    What octane fuel were you running, and what do you have your rev limiter set at?
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    Re: Seadoo 787 800 Leak Testing, PTO side leak

    A brand new black seal fell off of the PTO? I need to check the ID of my seal and OD of PTO.

    Regarding the cylinder head to cylinder sleeve o-rings for this engine...the manual calls our Loctite...
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    Re: Seadoo 787 800 Leak Testing, PTO side leak

    Bill,
    Have you seen motors fail due to having the black crank seal? I cleaned the seal and it does not leak now. I hate to replace a part if it will not cause engine failure.

    have you been...
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    Re: Seadoo 787 800 Leak Testing, PTO side leak

    Can I leave the cyls assembled to the upper case when replacing the seal?

    I just got the top end together....I wish to avoid touching the piston circlips if possible.
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    Re: Seadoo 787 800 Leak Testing, PTO side leak

    Its black. What is bad about the seal? No leak = OK?
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    Re: Seadoo 787 800 Leak Testing, PTO side leak

    Bill/Kawi66,
    Thanks for the help.
    The PTO came off tonight.

    What I used to remove the PTO:
    MAPP Gas Torch from Lowes, heated PTO until brown, grease smoking
    1x2 pine wood block
    38" piece of...
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    Re: Seadoo 787 800 Leak Testing, PTO side leak

    I need to rig my engine better. I think i'll attach the pto frame mount to some steel tubing, and anchor underneath a car. I just tried the wood block, and cracked the wood pretty good....i only...
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    Re: Seadoo 787 800 Leak Testing, PTO side leak

    If I use the wooden block in the pto side cylinder, does this reduce the chance of twisting the crank halves out of alignment?

    How many times have you reused a crank after using the block-piston...
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    Re: Seadoo 787 800 Leak Testing, PTO side leak

    Dan,
    Howdoya keep from damaging the crank when removing the flywheel...that 3' bar seems like it could impart a lot of torque.

    Kawi,
    I see no signs of leakage, block is dry. I only hear the...
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