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    1997 sltx problems

    hi all
    the other day while pulling a tube ski ran over the pull rope(friend was driving). the engine quite on its own(not from friend relizing he ran over rope). was able to get ski out of water and free was put away that day. next day out on water ski was acting up would get up to full rpm but over alittle bit of riding the rpm's would decrease(not the limiter decrease) instead of 6500 rpm comes down to 6000 sometimes diping down to 5500. I had a problem with bad gas earlier in summer so i thought might just be gas i cleaned out fuel/water seperater(was clean but cleaned anyway).still ran same.put some carb cleaner in gas and ran alittle seamed ok. i didnt ride that much that day next time on water noticed problem still there. i ran it hard to see if it would clear it self. ran it hard for maybe 10 mins and i got the blinking lite saying hot. limiter engaged and i slowly got it back to dock by the time i got back to dock the light went off on its own. so as not to damage any further i pulled ski out of water.
    wanted to know where to go to troubleshoot.
    i havent checked compression yet(was good in beginning of season)i have to get tester from friend
    what else can i check?
    thanks all in advance for the help

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    Make sure none of the rope is still wrapped around the shaft-impeller-stator.
    The cooling system screen is at the rear of the jet pump,make sure that is clear.

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