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    Cant believe the fuel valve was all the problems.

    The XP is a blast now to ride like a totally different ski Thanks to John Zigler telling me to check the entire fuel system and the select valve and man was it ever clogged up , The carbs and pump were fine , filters were fine , and i would've never checked that valve , I even had this thing to shops before for tune ups and carb adjustments before i started wrenching on them myself and it never ran like this , Plus the smokey exhaust is gone , So i decided to check the valve on the TS tonight and same thing it was clogged bad so in the carb dip it went and its totally clear now and all this time i figured pump or carb on that too plus what a pita to start and it fouls plugs on a normal basis and cuts off once in a while when riding plus it smokes too much like the xp did so i cant wait to try that too , going to check that valve on the JS this weekend as well. I know you guys probably check these often but I'm learning And now at least i have carb kits for both from OSD hanging on the wall when needed.
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    Re: Cant believe the fuel valve was all the problems.

    I chased a fuel issue for a while on one of my X2s...it was the fuel valve. You just never think to go there.
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    Re: Cant believe the fuel valve was all the problems.

    I see them fail all the time here.

    Sincerely though, be careful "soaking" them in carb cleaner. There are small internal O-rings that can fail, or get damaged from carb cleaner. I like to just replace them with new, as they are not expensive.

    Glad all is well now with your sea-doo.
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    Re: Cant believe the fuel valve was all the problems.

    I always just disassemble them and clean them out.
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    Re: Cant believe the fuel valve was all the problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Myself View Post
    I always just disassemble them and clean them out.
    This only works part of the time, if the internal rubber piece is damaged and it probably is on a 15-20 year old ski, no amount of cleaning will fix it, I agree with zig, and if a few shots of carb cleaner through the fuel selector won't fix it replace it.
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    Re: Cant believe the fuel valve was all the problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by john zigler View Post
    I see them fail all the time here.

    Sincerely though, be careful "soaking" them in carb cleaner. There are small internal O-rings that can fail, or get damaged from carb cleaner. I like to just replace them with new, as they are not expensive.

    Glad all is well now with your sea-doo.
    Crap i probably killed the O-rings then cause that berrymans chem dip is some mean stuff ,I have the one for the seadoo and i'll order one for the TS as well ,I put the one i cleaned back in the TS a few hours ago and took it for a spin before it was to dark and it ran great too but not like the change it gave the seadoo , Main thing was it started right up which it never does if it sits for a few days , I usually have to take the plugs out 4 or 5 times and give it a shot of carb cleaner with wd40 and put them back in and get it to fire for a few pops each time until it starts , the excessive smoking is gone on that one too. Next up is the JS and the nerve to try it finally I've had it since last September and registered it twice now because i just knew I'm jumping on it this summer.
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    Re: Cant believe the fuel valve was all the problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by aquanut View Post
    Crap i probably killed the O-rings then cause that berrymans chem dip is some mean stuff ,I have the one for the seadoo and i'll order one for the TS as well ,I put the one i cleaned back in the TS a few hours ago and took it for a spin before it was to dark and it ran great too but not like the change it gave the seadoo , Main thing was it started right up which it never does if it sits for a few days , I usually have to take the plugs out 4 or 5 times and give it a shot of carb cleaner with wd40 and put them back in and get it to fire for a few pops each time until it starts , the excessive smoking is gone on that one too. Next up is the JS and the nerve to try it finally I've had it since last September and registered it twice now because i just knew I'm jumping on it this summer.
    Some of them can be taken apart, and rebuilt. (Cleaned, new O-rings, etc) Again I don't bother as my shop labor rate is $85/ hour. I sell new fuel selects for $30 If you do the math, it would cost more for my customers to have me rebuild, than just get a new one....

    For you though, You may want to just try to take them apart.
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    Re: Cant believe the fuel valve was all the problems.

    I ordered one for the Seadoo anyway because I couldn’t get it to budge from the on position at all , the TS valve you could switch it back and forth still and a lot easier now that it’s clean , I’ll keep a eye on it tho to make sure it’s not leaking from the O-rings , if so I’ll get one for that ski too. These things are a whole lot cheaper than drag racing cars that’s for sure.
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