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    2001 Polaris Genesis(im a newb)

    Hello Greenhulkers! Im new to the world of PWC and am very ripe when it comes to PWC. I reciently purchased a 2001 Polaris Genesis and a 2002 Polaris virage TXI. I took the Genesis out and when i reach around 40MPH it starts to sputter some. It runs clean leading up to it but when i hit 40mph it starts sputtering. Any ideas what it could possibly be? Thanks in advance for your help!


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    Are both the Genesis and the Virage fuel injected engines?

    Any red lamp or warning messages on the display when the engine stutters?

    Polaris Ficht Fuel Injected Engines

    I just bought a Polaris PWC - what should I do?

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    Yes they are both fuel enjected. There is no red lamp on them. The genesis runs great until you hit 40mph and then it sputters. the virage turns over but doesn't start. Its leaking oil somewhere because i saw a big puddle of it in the hull.

    Here is my newbie rundown:

    Where u from? Bristol Tennessee
    what kind of ski 2001 Genesis, 2002 Virage TXI
    what year 2001,2002
    what kind of engine. 1200?
    how many hours on the meter? 130/135
    how long did it sit
    recent tune-ups or rebuild
    general history of the ski if you know
    price $2300 total for both w/ double trailor
    comes with trailer? y
    live on water? y
    did the ski run on saltwater or normal lake water. Lake water
    compression numbers?
    does it run? Genesis - Yes, Virage - no
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    You have a Genesis i

    Check the mechanical basics;

    Cylinder compression.
    Correct spark plugs - NGK PZFR6H only, no substitutes.
    Spark plugs need to be fresh - old plugs can cause problems, even if they look 'good'

    Check fuel pressure - must be over 20 PSI

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    Is the Genesis i better then the regular Genesis? lol like i said... im new and have no idea what im talking about. $2300 for 2 jet skis and a double trailor just seemed like too good a deal to pass up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhittemore View Post
    Is the Genesis i better then the regular Genesis?

    lol like i said... I'm new and have no idea what im talking about.

    $2300 for 2 jet skis and a double trailer just seemed like too good a deal to pass up.
    The alternative to the fuel injected Genesis i is the carburetor Genesis (no suffix).

    Same engine power, same size and features.

    In general the fuel injected engines have better fuel economy, no choke and reliable starting.

    The diagnostics when there is a problem are different from the carburetor engines.

    Since you have two Ficht engines, that will make some things easier to diagnose.

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