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    Re: 787 starter issue

    Besides the dealer, WSM might sell those individual parts.

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    Re: 951 starter

    I also wonder if you have the dreaded power diode problem in the MPEM. There aren't a ton of LRVs out there, so I don't know what the failure rates have been, if at all.

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    Re: 951 starter

    Which solenoid are you talking about? The main starter solenoid? And what are you doing to get it to click? Did you disconnect the starter cable on the starter just to see if the solenoid may...
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    Re: 787 starter issue

    I'm not saying I'm huffing it! Lol.

    I see there's an NSN, I'll order my shop some cans and see how it compares.

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    Re: 787 starter issue

    Corrosion X? I love the smell of that stuff...

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    Re: 787 starter issue

    And the bendix shouldn't be smooth. It has a one way directional clutch. By grasping the base, the teeth should turn in one direction and be locked in the opposite. I would do this by gently mounting...
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    Re: 787 starter issue

    I have a specialty bearing puller that I use. I forget that sometimes one special tool makes all the difference.

    Amazon has this, harbor freight probably has the same thing:

    ATD Tools 3056...
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    Re: 96 GTX 787 Spark Issue

    On the 96xp you have a "holding relay" which supplies power to the CDI module. I can't be certain but I think you have one in your GTX too. It's possible the relay has burnt out or the soldering...
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    Re: 951 starter

    Do you leave your DESS key installed overnight? Tried unplugging the DESS post to see if maybe the magnetic reed switch is stuck closed?

    Whatever is killing a new battery overnight has a decent...
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    Re: 787 starter issue

    Before taking it apart, take a picture or scribe marks in the case to show proper orientation(clocking) of the nose. Start dis-assembly by sliding the spring loaded collar down and removing the snap...
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    Re: 97 gs

    I would agree, but I don't know what to tell you. If some of these skis could talk, im sure the stories would be very interesting and shocking....
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    Re: 97 gs

    No, but the sand/dirt might actually be the minerals in the water combining with the rust to form a hard precipatate. I don't know, I'd have to see first hand. In any case, I can't think of any...
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    Re: 97 gs

    It got in there from someone replacing the starter and not minding the o-ring between the starter housing and the front case. Water gets in the front case area and starts to cause corrosion because...
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    Re: 2003 GTI Le

    Have you changed the voltage regulator yet?

    If I'm not mistaken, your MPEM also seems to have a pretty high failure rate caused by a faulty diode under the encapsulation.

    Start...
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    Re: Oil Pump Assembly Question

    It sounds like you didn't rotate the oil pump lever so that it has spring pressure when it is installed and the cable rigged properly. So, yes, the oil pump lever should snap back and keep tension...
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    Re: 787 starter issue

    +11
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    Re: 787 starter issue

    Not that I can remember, but I did buy my WSM Top End kits and crank rebuild kits from https://www.jkwatercraftparts.com. Try JK10, JK15, JK20, or JK25 in the promotion code box. He is always running...
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    Re: 787 starter issue

    Unplug the grey connector on top of the rear black box before you plan on storing the ski for longer than 24 hours. The MPEM is ALWAYS drawing a tiny amount of current because it's looking for a...
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    Re: 787 starter issue

    And on average the old skis are still cheaper to own and operate than buying a new Spark for the average person who can still turn a wrench and read a service manual.

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    Re: 787 starter issue

    And replace your voltage regulator with an Arieltek or WSM unit! If it is stamped Tympanium it's more than likely 22 years old and needs replacing. You can thank me later.

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    Re: 787 starter issue

    Come and b1tch to me when you lean seize your first motor rebuild because you didn't clean the carbs as completely as you thought. Moral of my tale: NEVER underestimate the power of those two TINY...
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    Re: 787 starter issue

    If the starter is still white with a Nippondenso sticker, keep it, clean it, rebuild it. If it's anything else, it's a China piece of garbage that will fail at the worst time and they seem to...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    I think that your smooth vanilla gelato may have gone bad some time ago........ but it looks just fine for hydraulic fluid combined with a small amount of grease after two hours in the pump. ...
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    Re: 717 rebuild question

    Can you reuse the O-rings? Sure you can... but it's not recommended; especially if you don't want to risk an air leak at the RV cover area. Normally, O-rings are a 1 time use because they deform to...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    Use whatever takes away the least amount of material whilst blending any deep, jagged gouges smooth. I don't recommend using a Dremel unless you have a lot of practice shaping metal with them.
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    Does the engine/driveline now feel smoother with the new drive shaft? I would imagine that it would be noticeable difference in the way the ski accelerates. Btw, did you measure the runout before...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    I feel like your driveshaft needs to become an exhibit at the "Hall of F'd up things you find on vehicles." I picture it being bronzed and ending up in a Farmer's Insurance commercial where the...
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    Re: Possible compression issue 96 GSX 787

    If you have nothing else to lose, try pouring a couple of tablespoons of vinegar in each spark plug hole. I would recommend bringing the crank to a position where both pistons are halfway between...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    That drive shaft should be as perfectly straight as the machining allows it. I think I put my drive shaft in the same Jig that I used to rebuild my crankshaft. If I remember correctly, it had less...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    What we are dealing with here is....a "gumption trap."

    For context, Google "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert Pirsig.
    An excellent listen on Audible if I might add; as I...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    And rob the man of valuable experience?! I say soldier on sir!

    Sure, it's a GD headache right now, but when you do finally get to the root of the problem that is plaguing you, the satisfaction...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    540867

    Straight outta' the 1996 Racer's Handbook available for download.

    540868

    And from the 2004 SHOP MANUAL.

    It appears both seals are correct, technically, with the exception of the...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. It wouldn't be the first time someone misinterpreted my definition of what I wanted for the wrong thing. Maybe you should call and verify that it DOESN'T have...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    I hope you called and asked someone to compare it to some Internet pictures before you waste the trip.

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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    There was a blueprint or factory supplied engineered drawing that I saw somewhere that clearly showed how the seal worked. It could have been in one of the factory racing manuals possibly.

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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    Yes, the lips are supposed to flare in the same direction.

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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    I'm sorry about your new seal being incorrect. That sucks. Time to get your money back from wherever you bought it.

    What about.....
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    I can't be the only one who finds this comment confusing. But just in case I am, would you mind providing me some context so that I can better understand what you are talking about? Who is the...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    Found those pictures:

    They should be pretty self explanatory. If you have any questions about any of them, feel free to ask. Pay particular attention to the aftermarket green seal and the OEM...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    The OEM seal P/N 267000094 (old # 293200025) is the ONLY seal you should use in your jet pump. Do not trust any seller who claims that his black, single lip, made-in-China seal will work. Unless it...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    Forgive me, I can see how my tone may have come across as being condescending to you but please accept my apologies, I didn't mean to be a **** about it.

    In all honesty, I'm mad FOR YOU and...
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    Re: Burning up pumps left and right.....

    I don't understand why you are even using that type seal in the first place. The OEM seal is a special design, double lip, Teflon coated(?)seal. It costs $20 for just the seal. The type in both of...
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    Re: 96 Xp dies and wont restart

    The thrust bearing of the jet pump: most under appreciated part of any ski IMHO. I wouldn't get toss the pump housing out either. Sell it to someone who CAN do the machining, or get it repaired for...
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    Re: '96 XP 780 Battery

    PC-625. Same here, I got 10+ years out of my oldest battery that was manufactured in 2005.

    The trick is making sure you have a charging system that works properly, disconnecting and...
  45. Re: 02 xp 951 boging and shuta off at full throttle at first

    There is a lot of possibilities here. We have to rule out the basics first.

    Have you performed a compression check? Is your charging system operating properly? Are you operating at high...
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