Just a helpful note...the filter you are talking about above the fuel tank is a water trap that should be located on the return side of the fuel system...trace your fuel lines and ensure that it is on the return line side. the cup normally does not fill full of fuel, since water is heavier than fuel, as fuel returns to the tank (the fuel system on a PWC is a closed, non-vented system, except for the fuel tank) if there is any water in the system, it will collect in the cup...hope that helps out!!We have a 96' Sea Doo Bombardier GTX. Last summer we started having problems with it bogging down and running horrible. It would only run at idle.
I have been on several forums and have found that the gray tubing used for the fuel lines breaks down and is filling the fuel system with blue-green goop.
Sure enough, we took the fuel lines off and found this goop.
Just today we replaced the fuel filters, all the fuel lines, and sprayed carb cleaner in the carbeurators as well as pulled the fuel tank and cleaned it out. It has a new battery and new spark plugs as well.
Our new problem is that it is not getting fuel to the fuel filter that sits above the tank,(the one that sits inside the cup that twists on) therefore causing it to not run.
I do not know if this type jetski has a fuel pump or anything to get the gas to the fuel filter so that it can get to the carbeurators.
It will turn over, but will not "bust off" and run. As long as I hold down the start button it will continue to try to turn over. I do not know what is causing it to "not get a seal" to pull the gas to the fuel filter. Does the fuel tank need to be completely full?
We tried to start it by switching between the reserve and the regular "on" for the selection valve. No difference.
If anyone has any suggestions or thoughts as to what I may need to do it would be greatly appreciated. Any additions to what I have already done would be great too. Just dont want to leave anything out.