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  1. Thread: 98 gts died

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    Re: 98 gts died

    did you end up just fixing the specific problem or did you do a complete refresh while you had the motor out?
  2. Thread: 98 gts died

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    Re: 98 gts died

    Good call Bionic racing; rotor valve not turning. Does that mean motor disassembly to see what is wrong? What are recommended next steps?
  3. Thread: 98 gts died

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    Re: 98 gts died

    Ok I’ll check that but what would cause that not to turn out of curiousity?
  4. Thread: 98 gts died

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    Re: 98 gts died

    I pulled carb back off this last weekend and filter was clean. It is an OEM kit (mikuni) on carb... It appears to be getting plenty of fuel. If I have flame arrestor off when turning over I can...
  5. Thread: 98 gts died

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    Re: 98 gts died

    No.. Just replaced last year when I replaced all fuel lines and rebuilt carb.
  6. Thread: 98 gts died

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    Re: 98 gts died

    Checked compression on both cylinders (140-150) so I think they are both good. Checked spark and it is good. Can get ski to fire but most often will only run for a few seconds. Once in awhile it...
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    Re: 1999 GTX Limited - Half Speed

    Was able to test this weekend a bit. Compression was good at 150. Tested spark and looked like one was bad. Replaced and then took on water and seemed to have taken care of the problem.
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    Re: 1999 GTX Limited - Half Speed

    Engine wasn't revv'ing any higher than normal at all.... I can't remember if I replaced the plugs or not last summer. Could something be causing a plug t go bad?
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    Re: 1999 GTX Limited - Half Speed

    is it possible one carb working and one not? They were rebuilt last summer and maybe have 20 hours on them? I'm going to be able to check / test them this weekend finally>.
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    1999 GTX Limited - Half Speed

    Was on water with subject ski which was running fine. Then it seemed to go to half speed (topped out at 30mph) full throttle and won't go any faster. Looking for ideas to troubleshoot what might be...
  11. Thread: 98 gts died

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    Re: 98 gts died

    Thanks ... I'll test and report back next chance I get..
  12. Thread: 98 gts died

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    98 gts died

    Recently rebuilt card and changed all fuel lines on a 98 GTS I purchased. Had it on the water and was running great for a couple of days. Last day was on water for about an hour when all of a...
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    Purchased OEM mpem from Westside Powersports. Installed today and ski fired right up! I'm super excited as I bought this used ski last summer along with another and didn't get this one in the water...
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    will do.... I'll update when I get new mpem installed.
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    Ran a new ground from the electrical box to motor chassis with no change in status...
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    definitely aftermarket MPEM... I have been reading they are junk and would consider purchasing a reputable replacement.
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    So mine must be internally grounded inside the case at the stator as nothing is on the outside. Are you suggesting I cut it at plug and make it externally grounded on housing cover? Would I need to...
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    John I tested the dess post as per instructions and it tested good. I get the 2 beeps to start.. Then after cranking I get 1 beep (like a reset) then 2 beeps (like good to start again).. This only...
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    Ok... I went and bought a few new battery cables just for testing purposes... Replaced all three cables; 1) Positive battery to starter relay 2) starter relay to positive on starter 3) Battery ground...
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    If I use the jumper cables should I remove all the original cables or leave in place?
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    If I use the jumper cables should I remove all the original cables or leave in place?
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    I don't have access to a clamp-on type amp meter but could acquire one if worthwhile. Another question I had related to the beeps I get every time I hit the start button... Seems like I get 3 beeps;...
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    I checked all the placed I could (6 of 7) and cleaned them all although they all looked pretty good. I wasn't able to get to/check where the starter bolts to the engine. After putting it back...
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    Hemmjo,

    Thanks... Its the project for tomorrow... I'll keep you posted of progress....
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    Just getting back around to being able to test this.. At the starter I have 10.5 volts with everything connected. Crank it a time or two and it dies again with same symptoms.
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    Installed new batter and still have same issue; cranks a few seconds then stops and requires disconnecting and reconnecting battery to begin again. Get over 11 volts when cranking at batter now...
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    With plugs reinstalled and voltage measured at battery it dropped to 9v when cranking.

    Checked all connections in electric box and they looked steller and tight. Gonna remove battery and...
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    Much appreciate the assist and I am following...... I'll test shortly and report back results/findings.
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    Re: 98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    Yes jetski cranks for a second or two then more often then not it stops with 3 short beeps and will not crank again. Thats when I need to disconnect battery and reconnect before it will do it again....
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    98 GTS Electrical/Ignition Issue?

    I'm a new owner and bought a 98' GTS Seadoo. It does not start and appears to be a electrical/ignition issue. I have testing lanyard/safety and start/stop switch according to manual and they check...
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    Re: New Hobbiest in need of Assistance

    I am only getting spark when I have start button pushed but I do get 2 beeps when I install lanyard on stop switch so assume it is good. Might it be a bad coil?
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    Re: New Hobbiest in need of Assistance

    I rechecked fuel lines and they are correct with fuel in on bottom. I'll adjust low speed and try again next chance I get. Slowly but surely I'll get this thing going . Appreciate all the help.
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    Re: New Hobbiest in need of Assistance

    I did replace needle and seat and used same spring as that was needed to gget right pop off pressure.
    Low is at 1 1/4 and HIgh is at 0 as per specs I found.
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    Re: New Hobbiest in need of Assistance

    Yep using lanyard so think it is good as I also get the 2 beeps when it is installed.
    But - after 2-3 attempts I have to disconnect / reconnect battery to be able to attempt again as I lose...
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    Re: New Hobbiest in need of Assistance

    Yes the lanyard is in when trying to start. I get the 2 beeps when it is put on so assumed it is good.

    What is weird is after 2-3 attempts at starting I lose everything and have to remove...
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    Re: New Hobbiest in need of Assistance

    I replaced the fuel selector and ensured it was working by using a pump to pull fuel thru both from tank and reserve. I also mixed the fuel in a can; squirted some down throat of carb and it started...
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    Re: New Hobbiest in need of Assistance

    So replaced accelerator pump and verified carb is getting fuel. Unit will turn-over, start and then almost immediately shut off almost like it is an electronic issue. After several starting...
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    Re: New Hobbiest in need of Assistance

    Thanks hemmjo; hopefully I haven't caused more problems for myself and will be looking at the accelerator pump.
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    New Hobbiest in need of Assistance

    Greetings,

    Recently bought a 1998 GTS (5883) to fix up and toy around on. Unit starts and will run for a few seconds then quits on me. Couple of symptoms are as follows:

    1. Will start with...
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