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  1. Thread: Blown Head Gasket

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    Re: Blown Head Gasket

    Thanks Myself! I had a procedure done on my knees so I am done riding for this season but I can't wait to see if it seals the exhaust gasses off from the water jacket. I have a gasket for the...
  2. Thread: Blown Head Gasket

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    Re: Blown Head Gasket

    Head and exhaust manifold are back from the machine shop. $60 to have both re-surfaced. The head had a 0.015 inch twist but is now flat.

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    Two questions:

    1. The O-rings in the...
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    Re: Hanging on the Bars: What's going on here?

    Myself: You are correct. I was incorrect. I see now from the shadow and the hull wash on boat in first place position that the surface area of the hull in the water is in fact more aft. And that ...
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    Re: Hanging on the Bars: What's going on here?

    2strokesmoke: 2:06 in the Camp Far West video is a racer falling over after the log jump.

    2:06 in the 1991 Pro Mod Race is Chris Fischetti buried in whitewater making a buoy turn followed closely...
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    Re: Hanging on the Bars: What's going on here?

    Thanks garrcass !

    (I can't get enough of your icon...)

    So the genesis of this thread is that I thought I was bada$$ going straight, WOT, through chop. Then I dropped back and hung back on the...
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    Hanging on the Bars: What's going on here?

    We have three functioning vintage jet skis. A '94 SN Super Jet, a '88 650cc X2, and a '93 550sx. When I ride the 550sx (189 psi both cylinders, 1 gal. 110 leaded race gas to 4 gals. premium, 32:1...
  7. Thread: Blown Head Gasket

    by E350
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    Re: Blown Head Gasket

    I have decided to drop off the head and the exhaust manifold for resurfacing to a Langills precision machine shop in Sacramento tomorrow morning:

    http://langills.com/

    They did a great job when...
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    Re: 2-Cycle Fuel Mixture - Vintage Jet Ski

    Just an update: After having a great conversation with Erik at TPE who (like @wmazz) recommended 32:1, I am now running 32:1 Klotz Ski Craft synthetic 2-cycle oil:
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    Re: 2-Cycle Fuel Mixture - Vintage Jet Ski

    The first post in this thread is interesting to me, because I just went through the 1988 X2 Manual and the 1993 550sx Manual and the 1994 Super Jet Manual, and each of those manuals state that the...
  10. Thread: Blown Head Gasket

    by E350
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    Re: Blown Head Gasket

    Hey Mr. Good! I have been meaning to thank you for your suggestion to contact John Zigler re neoprene block off material. I will do.

    I joined practicalmachinist.com because some of those guys...
  11. Thread: Blown Head Gasket

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    Re: Blown Head Gasket

    I am going to remove the exhaust manifold to also verify that no exhaust gasses are getting into the water jacket from there.
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  12. Thread: Blown Head Gasket

    by E350
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    Re: Blown Head Gasket

    I have never had the head off a two-cycle jet ski engine before, so I have the following observations and questions:

    1. I peered down through the water jacket holes in the cylinder block into the...
  13. Thread: Blown Head Gasket

    by E350
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    Re: Blown Head Gasket

    You know, now that I have slept on it, I don't think that the apparently unrestricted large volume of air coming out the the blue water jacket cooler line can just be from a leaky "O" ring. So, I am...
  14. Thread: Blown Head Gasket

    by E350
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    Myself: Thank you buddy! I actually understand that. It is like bluing on a rifle stock to see what is high and low. I will ask a machine shop what they recommend for a "dead flat surface."...
  15. Thread: Blown Head Gasket

    by E350
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    Hey Myself !

    Thank you for answering my thread! I am confused though. Do I not order the stock flat head gasket and buy "O" rings instead? If so, where do I buy the "O" rings and what size?
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    Re: How to Do 2-Stroke Leak Down Test

    Please see this thread:

    http://www.pwctoday.com/showthread.php?t=483638&p=4494321&posted=1#post4494321
  17. Thread: Blown Head Gasket

    by E350
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    Good News! I didn't blow the head gasket!

    There wasn't one.

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  18. Thread: Blown Head Gasket

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    Blown Head Gasket

    1988 Kawasaki X2 650: I thought that maybe there was air being sucked in through the crankshaft. So I was interested in learning how to do the leak down test. Here:
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    Re: How to Do 2-Stroke Leak Down Test

    wmazz: Thank you again for the gifts of your knowledge. I will start another thread with pictures of the aftermarket pipe (I don't know what it is) and ask for your thoughts again. Have a Blessed...
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    Re: How to Do 2-Stroke Leak Down Test

    EXCELLENT! Thank you wmazz! I will do as you say and report my numbers back here. What do you recommend as an impeller for a somewhat modified 650 with the larger 44mm carb?
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    Re: How to Do 2-Stroke Leak Down Test

    wmazz: Thanks! I will check for the impeller in the ski. We have never talked about impellers before and what I know about them could fit on the head of a pin with room to spare...
  22. Thread: 1977 JS440 or????

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    Re: 1977 JS440 or????

    Or maybe even start the bilge pump?

    I always wondered about that. Especially since I am prone to missing or overfilling...
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    Re: How to Do 2-Stroke Leak Down Test

    wmaz: I hope our spark plugs are 14mm thread (I know they are larger than 12mm) because otherwise I just wasted my money on this:

    543023 ...
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    Re: How to Do 2-Stroke Leak Down Test

    JC-SuperJet: Thank you. I have to drop by Home Depot today anyway so I will look for those plugs and report back.

    wmaz: I have 1/8" neoprene rubber in sheet which I bought from Capitol Rubber...
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    Re: How to Do 2-Stroke Leak Down Test

    Thanks JC SuperJet, but the holes are oval, not round...

    I found these, but I don't facebook so I pm'd him:
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    Re: How to Do 2-Stroke Leak Down Test

    Ok guys, just now got back to the X-2. I unbolted the engine and removed the mounting plate but left it in the engine bay but was able to turn it around to look at it while pressure testing.
    ...
  27. Re: Crank No Start No Spark Troubleshooting Decision Tree '94 701 SN SJ

    UPDATE AND CORRECTION: I thought I burned out the Lighting Coil on the stator by running two bilge pumps (and I just removed the front bilge pump to avoid doing just that), but after Corey at Jet...
  28. Re: Huge shout out to jet ski solutions ! ! ! ! ! !

    Well, just got the MSD 650/701 Enhancer CDI * and hooked it up per the instructions and all I have to say is:

    NOT ONLY DOES JET SKI SOLUTIONS HAVE GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE (see above post) BUT...
  29. Replacing or Rebuilding Intermediate Shaft Housing oin 1994 Superjet

    You know how you pour a beer from a bottle into a glass, well when I filled up the engine compartment in our 1994 Superjet with water, that is how the water looks when it pours out (not "leaks" out,...
  30. Huge shout out to jet ski solutions ! ! ! ! ! !

    HUGE SHOUT OUT TO JET SKI SOLUTIONS ! ! ! ! ! !

    I have been chasing a crank/no spark no start condition in our 1994 Superjet 700S 701cc engine for a while now. I thought I had burned out the...
  31. Re: Crank No Start No Spark Troubleshooting Decision Tree '94 701 SN SJ

    I burned out the lighting coil by running two bilge pumps.
    Will be sending entire stator in to JetSkiSolutions.
    Will install the Chinese stator for fun, but work is too much time for now.
  32. Re: Dial Gauge Recommendation for setting Ignition Timing?

    I posted the same question over at the X-H2O.com and OCD said I was overthinking the timing issue and to just line up the mark on the stator with the triangular indicator on the 701cc case. I didn't...
  33. Re: Dial Gauge Recommendation for setting Ignition Timing?

    Waxhead and for others who may be interested, here is the link for the Yamaha Special Tool Dial Gauge (and extension recommended) by Yamaha in my oem Service Manual:
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  34. Re: Dial Gauge Recommendation for setting Ignition Timing?

    Myself: Merry Christmas!

    '94 701cc Yamaha Superjet 62N engine. I have the replacement stator to install, but I need to make sure that it is correctly timed when I install it don't I?

    While I...
  35. Dial Gauge Recommendation for setting Ignition Timing?

    Merry Christmas guys and gals!

    Do any of you have a link or other recommendation for Dial Gauge for setting Ignition Timing with the spark plug hole adapters?
  36. Thread: My 1995 550 SX

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    Re: My 1995 550 SX

    Ok, I've got to ask, what is supporting the ski in the last photo?
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    Re: js440 flywheel/timing question

    Bionic: I haven't researched it yet. But the stator has two slotted screw holes to allow the stator to be adjusted to increase or decrease timing.

    How do you set the timing? I have an...
  38. Thread: Girls and ski,s

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    Re: Girls and ski,s

    RacerX2 vs linkman

    Competition is good for the marketplace...
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    Re: 650 X2 head stuck.

    Err, I mean "case" not race. And the guy was wearing very very thick leather gloves when touching the dryiced bearing!
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    Re: 650 X2 head stuck.

    I watched a youtube video recently where a guy put a bearing into dry ice to contract it then heated up the bearing race with a torch to expand it and then just tapped the bearing easily in. This is...
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    Re: Your preferred cool / cold weather riding gear

    Benflynn will tell you what every whitewater kayaker knows, the blood is warmed by your core/torso but you lose more body warmth from the conduction of heat by cold water on your wet head and neck...
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    Re: Rewire 750sx stator

    Danny: If you do this please post up a parts source list and some photos on how you do it.

    Maybe a fishing pole in a vice with line drag tension and what, how do you make two clamps spin the...
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    Re: tandem axle trailer

    https://stockton.craigslist.org/tro/d/24-4-jet-ski-trailer/6330210403.html
  44. Re: Crank No Start No Spark Troubleshooting Decision Tree '94 701 SN SJ

    Myself: Copy that. I usually don't cheap out, but I want to look at it, test it, and try it. And good or bad, I will post up the results.
  45. Re: Crank No Start No Spark Troubleshooting Decision Tree '94 701 SN SJ

    I was running two bilge pumps which GroupK says can overload and fry the lighting coil. It looks like our lighting coils is fried. Not to ground, just not what is specified:

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    Although I...
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