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I need a little help. I just purchased a 97 Sea doo Xp. The ski will start on land and idle just fine but when I put it in the water it wont start. It will try to start but will never get going. If I start it on my trailer and keep the engine running I can ride it as long as I'm giving it a little gas. Any ideas???
 

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throttle cable may need to be tightened, as well as the idle set a little bit higher (turn the adjuster slightly to let it rev idle at maybe 50 RPM more. cant really tell exactly, but doesnt hurt to try)

do you have a flush kit? To make sure your getting water to the engine to cool it. Rule of thumb is without a flush kit, dont keep the ski running out of the water for more then 15-20 seconds at a time. (heats up too quick)

Ill keep thinking of ideas on whats going on....
 

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Yes I do have a flush kit on it. I will check the throttle cable and bump up the idle and see what happens. THANKS!
 

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Also check your fuel filters, in the water and the jetpump drawing water a fuel restriction will cause this. Just on a flush kit, the engine is not "under a load" so it is easier to idle.
 

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Okay, I replaced all the fuel lines and cleaned the fuel filter. I also bumped the rpm's up. (It was way too low). I also put a fuel additive in just incase the gas was bad. When I put it in the water it started right up and no problems. Thanks guys!!!
 
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