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    Re: Yamaha VX110 Overheat Warning Indicator

    It seems the "open" cooling system is achilles-heel of sorts. I love my Yamaha but this is one area Sea-Doo has Yamaha beat hands down
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    Re: Yamaha VX110 Overheat Warning Indicator

    I do not know the answer to that question but I am sure the correct answer can be found. Frankly, from what I have seen inside my engine, I do not think a back-flush would remedy the problem. Salt is...
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    Thermal Switches and Sensor - Waverunner, FX140, 2002

    Showing the location of the thermal switches and thermal sensor on my Waverunner


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4AZKhRG2Ns
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    Re: Yamaha VX110 Overheat Warning Indicator

    In my opinion, I would not assume the thermal sensor or thermal switches are faulty. In other words, test them before you replace them. There are test procedures online and the test can be done on...
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    Re: Yamaha VX110 Overheat Warning Indicator

    Here is a video of my old Yamaha Cruiser (2002). It may help


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeMI0MpVjJE&list=PL6dWbM6AUZNR6OiKW-op1dZ7fr9oU-sjf&index=4&t=135s
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    Re: Yamaha VX110 Overheat Warning Indicator

    A piece to this puzzle may be found in the thermal switch test procedure. In other words the heat from the engine should not exceed the thermal switch temperature limit. Just an idea. I am not a pro...
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    Re: Yamaha VX110 Overheat Warning Indicator

    In my amateur opinion.... absolutely do not leave the sensors off. ALWAYS use things how they were designed to be used is a good policy. The purpose of the sensors are to protect the engine. In...
  8. Re: Yamaha 2012 VX Deluxe overheating alarm. Sand in the engine?

    SO true! The Achilles-Heel of the PWC
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    Re: FX140 Glovebox Lid?

    Here is a link as to where I get my part numbers. When you have the part number you can shop it online

    https://www.yamahapart.com/oemparts/c/yamaha_personal_watercraft/parts
  10. Re: Think I need a new impeller. Any suggestions?

    Excellent thought process and commitment. My boat has had 3 props. I learned a long time ago that vibration can be very destructive
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    Re: 2005 Yamaha FX Cruiser

    On first blush it sounds like you made a worthwhile purchase. First-off the price was right. Everything that is functional has a market value. If the MR-1 engine is functional you have made a big...
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    Re: 2009 SHO FX-not FLUSHING

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    sorry... there does not appear to be a functional delete button
  13. Re: HOW-TO: Remove and Replace starter in under 30 minutes!

    Some visual help

    555093
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    Re: Any tips on removing skis from trailer?

    I have the exact same cart. It has served me well. Worth every penny to me personally.

    You can use this product to make the runners slippery. Be careful or the ski will slip right off onto the...
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    Piddling with an old jet ski engine

    Messing with my old Yam. I like working on my ski. I suppose it is kinda like working on old boat engines. I am cleaning the cooling system (again)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZFNGR5WYNk
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    Re: Another new old guy - STX-12F

    Wow just noticed the date on this thread
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    Re: Another new old guy - STX-12F

    Here is my previous installation


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwtBO3hJwWo&list=PL6dWbM6AUZNRuUPu6W8CHDiKr9UqpdsAV&index=21&t=0s
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    Re: Another new old guy - STX-12F

    Yep. Old guy here also. I have an old ski I am messing with. I have the engine half apart. This is the second time. Long story. I will save you. Has nothing to do with the quality of the machine. I...
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    Re: Radio - Very High Frequency, VHF

    I like it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5zkS_tcNa0
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    Re: Radio - Very High Frequency, VHF

    I have heard of Eperb for years for offshore use. I suppose there is no reason it cannot be used in the backwoods... Thanks for the response
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    Radio - Very High Frequency, VHF

    I ride some pretty distant backwoods places where there is no cell phone service. Does anyone rely on a VHF radio for rescue purposes if it were to become necessary? I do not, and I have some...
  22. Thread: Ski Stand

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    Re: Ski Stand

    Where is the trailer? Outside?
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    Re: 2004 Yamaha FX140 Temperature Sensors

    Find the parts and their location here

    https://www.yamahapart.com/oemparts/c/yamaha_personal_watercraft_2004/parts
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    Re: "A picture is worth a thousand words."

    ................................................................ sorry no delete function that i see
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    Waverunner - Towing

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    No problem Jeff. I am perfectly okay with it. People do not change. They are the way...
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    Banter - Waverunner, Yamaha

    And thank you Jeff for starting the thread. I was aware of the open path for the coolant to go past the exhaust valves and into the cylinders but I was not aware that is would happen when towing. I...
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    Re: Hose - FX140, 2002, Coolant Discharge

    [QUOTE=Lee Taylor;4443639]The 1" (approximate) black one in the bottom left hand corner of the photo. The one leading to the Thermostat housing. The Thermostat housing is the silver sub-assembly...
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    Re: Hose - FX140, Coolant Inlet

    Correction: Item 60 should read Item 01
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    Re: Cooling System - MR1

    The video also shows and tells were to clamp for towing purposes
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    Cooling System - MR1

    This video supports Grump and my original thought


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDUCAVkVd2A
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    Re: How to tow a 06 VX in water?

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    I am sure others will chime in. Just clamp all hoses until you are sure of which...
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    Venturi - Reference

    Venturi Design: On the FX140 the Motive would be the Water Jet. The suction represents Item 33 on previous schematic. The discharge represents the Water Jet discharge
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    Discharge - Coolant, FX140

    Here is what is happening on my machine. Item 33 is protruding into the water jet stream and acting as a venturi. Cooling water is being drawn out of the system here. Here is a test I performed. I...
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    Re: How to tow a 06 VX in water?

    My service manual does not show direction of coolant flow. Can you post a document please? or a photo of the info in your manual? That would be helpful for myself and others that read this. No...
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    Re: How to tow a 06 VX in water?

    I may be wrong but I am not convinced that I am wrong, because of the way the system is designed. I will find out as time passes. I will take a photo of the venturi when I get a chance or just look...
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    Re: How to tow a 06 VX in water?

    I use to think that was the exit hose but I now think I had it backwards. I now think the flush hose is a "back" flush hose. The hose coming off the Y joint is set-up like a venturi in the jet...
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    Hose - FX140, 2002, Coolant Intake

    The 1" (approximate) black one in the bottom left hand corner of the photo. The one leading to the Thermostat housing. The Thermostat housing is the silver sub-assembly hanging on the engine beneath...
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    Hose - FX140, Coolant Inlet

    On my machine it is Item 60 on the schematic / http://www.yamahapartshouse.com/oemparts/a/yam/5003a4e3f870021f60a1318d/exhaust-2
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    Coolant Path - FX140, 2002, Yamaha

    The coolant path on many Yamaha engines goes past the exhaust valves. As long as exhaust is coming out of the cylinders, coolant (water) cannot enter the cylinder. I think this is what he is...
  40. FX140 Gear Reduction?

    Where in the FX140 are you finding this gear reduction?

    I am kinda lost on this comment. My crank is direct coupled to my impeller.

    Okay let me retract that. I just now looked a a parts diagram...
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    Re: Test motor when its out of the ski

    Sounds like you are going to have to go through the entire engine. Because the suspicion is that there is something significantly wrong with the engine that is unknown but lurking in there somewhere....
  42. Re: 04 Yamaha waverunner or 09 - 10 Kawasaki Ultralx Please help

    my 2002 FX140

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4433/36463987365_8166ab99b1_k.jpg11018837_10206386911696331_1420987000932445901_o - Copy by divepassion, on Flickr
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    Re: Test motor when its out of the ski

    Different brand and model but based on this video I would say yes you can test it out of the ski



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2xWqSAXpIM
  44. Reliability - 2002 Yamaha FX140

    I bought a 2002 FX140 new. I still have it, maintenance it, and ride it.

    In 2002 the concern was that the newly designed 4-stroke engine may not prove to be worthy. Just the opposite happened over...
  45. Re: 2002 fx140 ran great for 10 minutes then shut down..

    Sounds like the fuel supply was stopped
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