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97 1100 ZXI hot cylinder

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I'm a newbie to this forum and checked some posts after my son swamped my Jet Ski (97 1100 ZXI). :( Got all the water out and the engine running, but it will NOT idle. It shuts down under a rough idle, or any less than 2500 RPM.

Noticed that only the front cylinder gets very hot after running for 15 minutes with cooling hooked to garden hose. I have two theories:

1. Cooling system blocked to front cylinder
2. Extreme friction in front cylinder causing overheating, due to ???, I'm afraid to ask and probably expect an engine re-build or worse.

Any suggestions from an experienced motor head?
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I just pulled my 97 with burnt piston and found a block in the water port- due to when repaired prior using too much gasket sealer- not sure if thats why it got super hot but it could have been- either that or had a clog in my #1 oil injector-
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