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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...
  8. 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...
  26. 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....
  28. 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
  30. 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...
  31. Re: 2002 fx140 ran great for 10 minutes then shut down..

    Sounds like the fuel supply was stopped
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    Re: 2006 VX 110 deluxe Runs crappy and dies

    I have a 2002. What do you think the was the cause of the ECU quitting? Any speculation? Water? Heat? Age?
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    Re: Seized Starter? Yamaha 2007 VX1100

    I don't think there are any easy answers. I think I would consider paying for a professional diagnosis.
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    Re: Yamaha FX HO cruiser won't light up

    It dawned on me what you may be thinking. You may be thinking that if you use auxiliary means to spin the starter then it may start. Before you do that disconnect the electrical power to the fuel...
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    Re: Yamaha FX HO cruiser won't light up

    I would consider the fuel to be no good, disconnect the fuel line, and pump out the fuel tank. Mine has a rubber hatch on top of the tank about 3" in diameter. Pump through this hole. If you are...
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    Re: Yamaha FX HO cruiser won't light up

    I cannot drain all the oil out of my 2002 FX140 with out disassembling the engine. The design allows for a portion of the oil to always remain in the reservoir. There is a hose that will allow most...
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    Re: Yamaha FX HO cruiser won't light up

    I am not a professional but I would remove the plugs and vacuum out the cylinders. Then spray in oil and coat the walls, piston tops, and valves. That should hold it for a while. You may need to...
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    Re: Yamaha FX HO cruiser won't light up

    The other thing that comes to mind is the possibility an electrical connector is holding water and providing a short circuit.
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    Re: Yamaha FX HO cruiser won't light up

    They sell a plug-in computer diagnosis program and harness. The service departments use them.
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    Ask the dealership the cost for a computer diagnosis
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    Re: Yamaha FX HO cruiser won't light up

    The cause of the problem is obviously electrical. It sounds like you have the mechanical side of the problem under control. I am guessing water got into the ECU (Engine Control Unit). (Item 13)...
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    Re: 04 FXHO not charging battery

    Don's post is right on target. Adhere to the post and you will have no problems
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    Re: When did Yamaha start selling junk?

    My guess would be that the cause is a new product design engineer made a material change and he does not know what he is doing. The old joke is "what do you call the guy that graduated at the bottom...
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    Re: 04 FXHO not charging battery

    My battery charger on my boat will not charge my batteries when they get below 5 volts. Yours may be a similar case.

    In order to fix it I put the battery on a "standard" battery charger. In other...
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    Re: Jetski capsized

    When you say the bottom was hot are you referring to the hull or the bottom under the water? If what you are saying is the hull was hot here is a possibility. If your cooling system had a hose come...
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    Re: Bluffton, SC to Charleston

    I am thinking you are going to stay Intracoastal? I live and ride around Charleston SC. How long do you think it will take? It is a considerable distance. The only hazzard that comes to mind would be...
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