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    Exclamation Sea-Doo Virgin

    Hello! Couple of questions...

    I just got a 1989 SP off of Craig's list for $100. This is my first sea-doo but not my first ski (yami's and kawi's). Hull is in great shape. It has 145 psi on both jugs and now that i have changed out the old round body 38 bn for a Mariner intake and a 44 sbn it cranks up and runs nicely on the stand. I also came a cross a Coffman pipe and an aluminum water box. My question is what do i do with the oil lines for the rotary valve. The mariner has the oil block off plate installed and i pre mixed the gas so now how do i lubricate the rotary valve?

    Where can i get some straps for the gas tank?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!


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    2 hours, 17 views, no replies??? Doesn't anyone know about these skis anymore???

    Before you say it i did use the search function.

    Is this one of thoes "everybody knows that" questions?

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    maybe you should give the rules a quick look, just cause there are views on your thread doesnt mean everyone knows. There are more than 25,000 members on this site, I'm sure someone will help you.

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    The rotary valve is lubricated by the oil in the gas. You do have to keep the lines to the rotary shaft oil bath hooked up.

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    The rule states the following:

    10) How NOT to post on this forum:

    5 minutes after your initial post you reply to your own post writing something like "Why is nobody helping me? I'm sure you know the answer". Once somebody replies to your thread but doesn't give you exactly the answer you've been expecting you insult them.

    I did not wait 5 min i waited 2 hours.

    This is an old ski so i thought many people knew the answer. Sorry if this bothers you. I did not mean to come off in a negative way in my second post. More of a joking way.

    Can we get back on track here instead of quoting the rule book?

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    Thanks Cliff. since i do not have the oil pump anymore can i loop the top and bottom inlets and fill with oil?

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    well for the non patient one...

    The two main oil lines that go into the engine and come out (lub the rotary shaft gear) need to stay on. Most people leave them connected to the tank and keep some oil in the tank to keep it "fresh". However some people simply loop the lines together so they can remove the tank. I hear you should change it yearly just to keep the oil fresh since its not being recycled.

    That is what i have read in the past. Never tried it, i always left the tank in.

    And yes it has been covered extensively. Search pre mix.

    dean

    ps people here really arn't that mean, but when you want an answer in the middle of the winter (for most of us) in less then 2 hours...
    The question i always ask myself, if i know the answer at 12pm vs 5pm will it make a difference? Most of the time it is no. If no one says anything after a day, then bump it.

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    Yes you can loop the lines. Just leave a little room at the top for expansion and keep an eye on the level.

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    Thanks for your help!

    Will the regular 2-stroke oil suffice?

    I apologize for not being patient but with a new ski and warm weather outside i want to ride!! We don't really have a winter down here just a few chilled breeze days

    Regards,

    the non-patient one

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    I think the reason you did not get any replies straight away was that everone was so amazed that you gave 100 hard earned bucks for a 89 SP that they couldn't believe it !

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