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    PWCToday.com Is My Home Away From Home wmazz's Avatar
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    Re: What could be the causes of these symptoms?

    From my point of view, when you replaced the spark plugs, you fixed the parts that failed.

    But the cause of the failure still exists (water in the fuel or a rich condition), and so the
    potential of a similar problem is likely.

    Quote Originally Posted by E350 View Post
    Took the x2 to the river this afternoon. Kept the bow and stern pinned and backed the trailer in deeper than I normally do.
    Started right up but at first it seemed like it didn't want to accelerate, then something "popped." Then it ran like a raging bull.
    Why did it pop? is it a rich problem or water inside the carb?

    Is there a gasket on the gas cap? Often the cap is replaced and the gasket gets
    thrown away with the old cap.


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    Re: What could be the causes of these symptoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by wmazz View Post
    From my point of view, when you replaced the spark plugs, you fixed the parts that failed.

    But the cause of the failure still exists (water in the fuel or a rich condition), and so the
    potential of a similar problem is likely.



    Why did it pop? is it a rich problem or water inside the carb?

    Is there a gasket on the gas cap? Often the cap is replaced and the gasket gets
    thrown away with the old cap.


    Bill M.
    You must be looking over my shoulder. I think there could be two water entry points.

    First, when I rerouted my primer fuel lines to a dedicated port on the cap on the fuel tank under the hood, and took photos of the work, the gasket fell down and off the aluminum fuel tubes that go down into the tank. So, now it is either in the engine compartment somewhere or in the tank. I looked briefly but couldn't find it and skied without it.

    I will either use the non-electric Topsider multi-purpose fluid removing pump (Note: "NOT designed for removing flammable liquids such as gasoline") or just take out the tank and pour the fuel out but first looking for water under the gasoline.

    And the 550x has never had a gasket on the fuel port cap on the tank under the hood as long as I have owned it, so any source suggestions for replacement fuel gasket for the X2 and the 550sx for the fuel port cap on top of the tank but under the hood?

    Second, I will have to look at the gas caps for the presence of a gasket on both skis since - you are correct - I replaced both of those caps...

    Any source suggestion for gaskets for the fuel caps.
    Last edited by E350; 09-18-2017 at 06:28 PM.
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    PWCToday.com Is My Home Away From Home wmazz's Avatar
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    Re: What could be the causes of these symptoms?

    The gasket that is missing on the fuel tank pick up tubes can cause running issues
    too.

    Quote Originally Posted by E350 View Post
    the gasket fell down and off the aluminum fuel tubes that go down into the tank. So, now it is either in the engine compartment somewhere or in the tank.
    If you lost it inside the hull, sooner or later it will end up at the back of the
    hull near the bilge and driveline

    Quote Originally Posted by E350 View Post
    or just take out the tank and pour the fuel out but first looking for water under the gasoline.
    Warning, if you empty all the gas into a gas can, you will never see any water.

    You need to empty 3/4's of the tank and then look for the water inside the X2's
    fuel tank.

    Quote Originally Posted by E350 View Post
    Any source suggestion for gaskets for the fuel caps.
    Just a local or online Kawasaki Dealer.


    Bill M.

    If you find water in the gas, you must assume water is still inside the carb.
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    Re: What could be the causes of these symptoms?

    10-4. Will look. Will find. And will drain.
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    Re: What could be the causes of these symptoms?

    8 plugs are cooler than 7s. Unless they keep fouling, keep the 8s
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    Re: What could be the causes of these symptoms?

    bandit88: Who knew? I assumed that higher number meant higher heat. Thank you for telling me that 8's are cooler than 7's.
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    Re: What could be the causes of these symptoms?

    Ditto on 8s, one plug looks leaky crank sealy to me

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    Re: What could be the causes of these symptoms?

    I can take old br8s and put them in the Volvo, run the boost up and do a pull and they clean right up, ooorrrrr put them in the yz250, same thing, cleans them up. Put them in the clapped yz125 and they will foul in 30 min

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    Re: What could be the causes of these symptoms?

    My boosted to the moon Volvo, yz250', yz125, sj, sx, seadoo, it200s all run br8es plugs

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    Re: What could be the causes of these symptoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Benflynn View Post
    Ditto on 8s, one plug looks leaky crank sealy to me
    Benflynn: I know I have to pull the engines to do crank seals, but do I have to split the crankcase?

    I have no doubt we have been having fun on borrowed time...

    I have downloaded the Owner's Manual for the '88 X2 650, but I don't have the Service Manual. My guess is that I should do crank seals on the 550sx too.

    And when my wife restarted her jet skiing adventure with me as her sidekick in 2015, we seized the rear piston on my wife's old '76 js440 superstock (which was actually converted from a js300). I know I may have to split the case on that one. But I don't want piston seizures on these other skis.

    So any links to a Service Manual or threads or other suggestions for replacing crank seals on these Kawasaki engines?

    Any guidance on sourcing and replacing crank seals would be greatly appreciated.
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