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  1. Muddogss33
    02-14-2016 06:57 PM - permalink
    I'm wanting to buy a used pwc and I've found a 2000 Yamaha xlt1200 with 109 hours and all maintaince records since new, been serviced twice a year and a 2003 xlt1200 with 174 hrs on it, can you tell me are these good models to be looking at and what to look for if I go look at them in person? Thanks for your time
  2. Ernest T
    09-07-2015 07:39 PM - permalink
    Ernest T
    Sorry I don't have a service manual for that year. I'd make sure you have the correct wires to the correct plugs. They should be marked. Only time I've seen backfire problems is when the timing was off.
  3. Rascal
    09-07-2015 01:50 PM - permalink
    what is the spark plug firing order for my 2005 Yamaha Waverunner fx cruiser? When trying to start backfire from exhaust. Solution?
  4. gripnripit
    08-11-2015 09:07 PM - permalink
    Ernest T, thank you for the diagnosis on my Yamaha FZs - you called it - clutch is gone on the supercharging system. Dealer's doing a warranty repair on it. Really appreciate your input, Jay from near Seattle.
  5. Ernest T
    05-31-2015 05:32 PM - permalink
    Ernest T
    If you were able to start it and it ran, then it is unlikely you did any damage. It would take more than 15 seconds to get any water in there. I think you are fine. My recommendation is ride it as soon as possible, since that is the best cure.
  6. hutcho
    05-29-2015 01:10 PM - permalink
    Hi Ernest T,

    Sending you a private message as I see from other posts you have very good knowledge of jet skis and engines.

    I have a Yamaha FXHO 160 (2006).

    By mistake I turned off the engine before turning off the hose the other day. Once I realised 10-15 seconds later I started the ski again. And then turned off the hose ran is for a few more seconds and then stopped the engine.

    With the front seat off when the engine was running I noticed a bit of steam coming out of the engine bay.
    I canít remember starting the engine with the front seat off before so wasnít sure if it was normal?

    Also to add the hose water pressure is very low, not sure if this has saved me/my ski..

    Can you please tell me how to check if I have water in the engine?
  7. slabar
    04-15-2015 07:40 PM - permalink

    I wanted to reach out to you directly as you seem to be the most knowledgeable on these forums. I have a 2008 Yamaha FX 1100 HO that will not get up to full speed. I was told that this is most likely a shifter problem.

    However, I have no idea what they mean by that??? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

  8. Lake Erie rider
    08-18-2014 12:03 PM - permalink
    Lake Erie rider
    Hi Ernest T,
    Troubleshooting stuck open injector for cylinder #2 indicates problem with ECU. I was wondering if you have a source for new ECU's that you trust and have had good luck with. Big investment for something that can't be returned if it comes with a problem.
  9. Steve650
    08-02-2014 05:33 PM - permalink
    Hi Ernest, posted on this site earlier, problem with 1995 wave raider 701 62t engine twin carb, could you possibly look at my post & help me out, love jet skiing, just want the ski to run right, this site seems like the best place to get ski finally sorted, thanks in advance, Steve, new member
  10. Lake Erie rider
    08-01-2014 12:39 PM - permalink
    Lake Erie rider
    I was afraid you were going to say something like this.
    I will try all the checks first.

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