08-21-2010, 05:05 PM #1
Preparing a ski that sat for 2 years?
I just picked up a 98 spx
The seller told me it sat for about 2 years with no use..
Does anyone have advice on what I should do to insure this ski is running strong?
I already siphoned the old gas out and filled it with a fresh tank
Im going to change the plugs tomorrow and top the oil off
The seller also told me that the carbs most likely need syncing. So my friend and I are going to mess around with that tomorrow
08-21-2010, 08:54 PM #2
nice score! Id pull the head and inspect the cylinder walls and piston condition before firing it. Id rather find that I need a light hone rather than a full top end. Id also change the fuel lines, pull the fuel selector and inspect the fuel bowl and clean it. I would also pull the oil tank and change out the oil in it also just to be safe. Change the pump oil too...
08-22-2010, 12:20 PM #3
08-22-2010, 12:49 PM #4
He's talking the impeller pump oil, 2 screws, drop the cone, change the o-ring, it's pretty easy, even a new yorker can do it
My ski sat for awhile when I bought it, first few items that comes to my mind:
1. Clean electrical box and spray protectant, (check that all the wires/connections are solid)
2. Clean battery terminals
3. Check cooling system (pisses freely, like a wino)
4.Important-lube cables, especially the throttle cable.
5. check all fuses
6.check to make sure bilge pump rotating freely (works without any funky sounds) and strainer is clean.
7. check inside plug boots that are clean and fit tightly
8. pick up a pair of carb gaskets to play it safe.
9-most important-fuel system cleanliness
10 while carbs are out check that diaphrams are not brittle.
Since your ski is not running most don't apply to you but I figured I'd include them, many others can chime in with much more stuff.
I'll be in LI (Bayport) next weekend (if I get my ski running) so if you need anything let me know, I'm a master of the obvious.
08-22-2010, 02:42 PM #5
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