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    1997 gp1200 dying out

    I have a 97 GP1200 with 120 hours the last time i took it out the engine started fine and seemed to be running fine until i gave it full throttle, it started to take off like it should but around 40 mph. it began to bog down until the engine died out. when i went to start the engine the starter made a clicking noise like the battery was low.(at the time the battery was new) after about 5 minutes the engine started like normal but any throttle applied would cause engine to lose power and want to die out.
    I idled back to the trailer charged battery over night when i tried to take the waverunner out the next day the problem returned. Any suggestions are appreciated.


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    I hate to say it but you stuck a piston.The only other explanation might be something in the pump but thats not likely.

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    At the time i checked the pump it was clear... when you say stuck piston are you saying i need to rebuild the engine?

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    Im afraid so.A compresion test will tell you for sure.

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    + 1 on what Scottie said. Been there done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Scotsman View Post
    I hate to say it but you stuck a piston.The only other explanation might be something in the pump but thats not likely.
    I lied its not the only explanation but the most likely.
    Check the compresion I think you will find at least 1 cylinder down.

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