Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22
  1. #1

    new owner of a 03 msx 140

    Hello my name is Dan and i just got my msx about a month ago. I wanted to say thanx for the useful info posted on this site!!!!! This being my first pwc i made the mistake of taking the ski straight to the ocean after buying it, and was stranded in the gulf. luckily i was meeting up there with a friend with a boat. Come to realize the fuel in it smelled like crap, it was missing a metal cover and bolt that goes on the bottom of the ski and water was coming in throgh the bolt hole. Also it had a diffrent part # of NGK plugs than the ones it calls for. I have drained all the fuel out and threw in a full tank of premium gas and about two bottles of injector cleaner. Also put in the NGK plugs the sticker calls for. Also adjusted the slack on the throttle cable. Ski runs great now. One question i had is, Is it bad to run premium fuel in this ski, and does not having that metal gate at the bottom of the ski affect its handleling???? By the way i Live in Bonita Springs Florida.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ski.jpeg 
Views:	96 
Size:	347.7 KB 
ID:	179289  


  2. #2
    Moderator beerdart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    25,929
    +1
    1,407
    Welcome the the Hulk.

  3. #3
    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    36,584
    +1
    1,272
    Welcome to the Hulk

    Metal part missing from the bottom of the ski?
    Are you talking about the intake grate for the jet pump?

    The intake grate is important. The stock grate prevents debris from entering the jet pump and jamming the impeller. Aftermarket intake grates can improve rough water performance.

    I suggest you take the time to go over your machine from top to bottom, front to back. It was sold with parts missing, incorrect parts, and who know what else wrong.

    You can NOT assume anything is correct on that machine, until you verify it is correct.

    Where are you located?

  4. #4
    Bonita Springs Florida

  5. #5

    Pix's

    Pixs
    the 3rd pic is the metal piece and bolt that i said i was missing.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	03052109.jpeg 
Views:	90 
Size:	460.6 KB 
ID:	179301   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MMS_Resized_Pix.jpeg 
Views:	72 
Size:	131.5 KB 
ID:	179302   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	0309101953a_280312.jpeg 
Views:	120 
Size:	273.7 KB 
ID:	179303  

  6. #6
    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    36,584
    +1
    1,272
    Yep, you need an intake grate, and the proper bolt to hold it in.



    Since you are riding in the ocean, I suggest the R&D 650 intake grate, or the R&D 750SL intake grate.

    All the aftermarket intake grates for Polaris use a tapered head SS bolt.


  7. #7
    Is it bad to run premium fuel in this ski????

  8. #8
    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    36,584
    +1
    1,272
    Quote Originally Posted by sr20dedriver View Post
    Is it bad to run premium fuel in this ski????
    Not at all. I do.

    The minimum octane is 87, and 89 minimum if the fuel is oygenated (ethanol blend, for example).

    I use 91 octane most of the time. US octane rating

    If you have not yet, I suggest you download and read the Polaris owner's manual for your model.
    You will need to create an account and sign in, but there is no fee.

  9. #9
    ok thanxs ive been using 93 octane

  10. #10
    Rasta Mon Condoms We Be Jammin!!!!! TxVirageTx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    5,775
    +1
    400

    octane

    always been told too much octane will lose hp.the fuel doesn't ignite as quickly.timing curves are designed for octane that ignites properly when combined within the given ranges of compression for that specific octane.or so i've told

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. New owner of 2 MSX 110. Need info
    By Ruffy in forum MSX/Matrix
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-21-2012, 11:03 PM
  2. 03 msx 140
    By Jayman in forum Polaris How To & FAQs
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-24-2007, 11:49 PM
  3. Thoughts/potential problems on '03 MSX-140 D.I.
    By Nefarious in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-27-2007, 09:22 PM
  4. Proud new owner of a 96 Hurricane
    By pppfun in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-09-2007, 04:54 PM
  5. Proud New Owner of an 06' Maya Gold RXP! Anyone in TN?
    By Haislip in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-17-2006, 11:43 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •