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  1. Southerntyle
    09-24-2014 02:22 PM - permalink
    Hey Boss.... Its Ron.. I spoke to you recently about my son's 1996 ZXi 900 and small issues... Have a technical question.. I tried removing the bearings inside the jet pump housing beings the impeller was scraping the housing. Apparently bearings and housing are destroyed.. The ski is a 1995 ZXi 900. I located a 1996 ZXi 900 jet pump housing and don't know if these are interchangeable. I also found a ZXi 700 housing.. Both come complete with impeller, bearings, and nose cone. It is used, but both are a "bolt On" application and as long as it lets him run for a year or two, we are fine with that.. Also found a 1996 STX jet pump that looks the same.. Are these interchangeable as well? Cost is $188.. Not bad compared to the $400 rebuilt ones. Thanks so much if you can answer.. This is the last of the fixes and he is operational... Gone thru a lot and she runs great, except now this part.. Cant wait til I am done and he is riding and taking the expenses over !! LOL
  2. ggauvin
    07-23-2012 09:16 AM - permalink
    Yes, I do most of my own wrenching... but I am an amateur and not in the mechanic business. How do you know the timing is off??? It does not have adjustable timing. The timing is correct unless the key has sheared and the flywheel has slipped on the front of the crankshaft. This is not easy to see with the motor in the ski. The flywheels can be difficult to remove. The primer kits are easy to install.... howver, I don't have any primers on my skis. You attach the small hoses to each carb. Some attach them to the oil injection barbs if they have run pre-mix. Others drill a hole in the carb (don't let drill debris down the throat), and others drill into the air box cover over the top of each carb. Then you "tee" into the fuel supply line... Some guys mount the primer in the engine bay, (you open the seat to prime it). Others mount it in the original choke lever hole or elsewhere on the dash board.
  3. SakiSan
    07-20-2012 08:40 PM - permalink
    Thanks ggauvin for your imput on the manual and starting my jetski after taking it out of the water. I appreciate any advice because I am new to the sport and wish to take care of my machine. I ordered a keilim prime kit. Company said I could call the tech service to assist me as I install it. This will be my first attempt working on my jetski. The fellow that I purchased from said he had replaced plugs, etc. The other day, I noticed, perhaps, some timing that was not adjusted correctly. That will be my next step. Have you done your own work, or do you take it to a mechanic? Thanks again, SakiSan

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