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Hey Guys I own a 2008 vx deluxe and for some reason when I put it in the water for the first time this year it will top out at 30-35 mph. I have no idea as to what the problem is. can some one please help or let me know if they have ever had this problem. Its summertime and I cant wait to start RIPPING IT UP. the RPMs seem to be going as high as they do when it would go 50+ mph.
 

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Check the easy stuff first:
1. Be sure you haven't accidentally put the ski in the low RPM mode.......easy to do if you hold down the remote button too long. 2 beeps = normal mode, 3 beeps = low RPM mode.
2. Check air filter.....should be clean and dry. Easy to over fill the oil during winterization process and the excess will come out when the engine warms and foul the filter causing poor performance.
3. If you left gas in the tank with no fuel stabilizer you may have contaminated (water) or just plain stale fuel. Run out what you have and put in fresh.
4. You may have picked up a piece of trash or weeds that are partially blocking the intake grate. Look around this area, and be sure the impeller looks OK (dents, etc.), also check the clearance around impeller (should be very close), otherwise you will lose power.
5. It is really easy to foul plugs in a ski. And this is often the cause of poor performance at the start of the season. Not a bad idea to put in new plugs at the start of every new season, AFTER you have run the engine for a while to clear out the old fogging oil, etc. that can cause the plugs to foul. Also it can be very hard to detect a fouled ski plug visually..........if you have tried everything else, then change the plugs even if they look OK.
 

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tHANKS SO MUCH i WILL TRY THESE THIS WEEKEND.

pulled the plugs out and found that the #2 was fouled.
thanks so much for your help on this you reALLY KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT!!!!
 
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