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    3 Projects for Spring

    Newbie to GreenHulk here in St. Louis MO, figured I'd introduce myself and show off my three projects. I am going to keep 2 of these and sell one in the spring. I got the bug when I rebuilt a Kawasaki last summer, but finally got into my brand of choice Polaris ....through selling the Kawi I was able to fund buying all three of these. 1999 SLH, 1996 SLX, 1996 SL. The two 700's run, the 780 has a great looking engine, but no spark. I think I'm gonna keep the 99 and the SLX (if I can get her running).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBone14 View Post
    Newbie to GreenHulk here in St. Louis MO, figured I'd introduce myself and show off my three projects.

    ... 1999 SLH, 1996 SLX, 1996 SL. The two 700's run, the 780 has a great looking engine, but no spark. I think I'm gonna keep the 99 and the SLX (if I can get her running)....
    Do you prefer Fuji blue or domestic red engines?

    I'm sure we can help you get the 780 running.

    Welcome to the Polaris forum

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    Welcome to the hulk.

    Personally, I like to keep my skis with the same engines. That way you have spare parts that will work on either ski. Not need all sorts of different parts..

    No matter what you decide, we'll help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    Welcome to the hulk.

    Personally, I like to keep my skis with the same engines. That way you have spare parts that will work on either ski. Not need all sorts of different parts..

    No matter what you decide, we'll help you out.

    Good point, but the 780 is going to be sweeet when I get done with her. Doesn't need much work, just doesn't have a spark. I just ordered a working e-box/cdi etc...I think that will prob. fix my issue. Stator tested fine, comp test was 138psi across all three cylinders. I plan on replacing the fuel lines, cleaning the carbs, installing the new ebox and giving it a shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBone14 View Post
    Good point, but the 780 is going to be sweeet when I get done with her. Doesn't need much work, just doesn't have a spark. I just ordered a working e-box/cdi etc...I think that will prob. fix my issue. Stator tested fine, comp test was 138psi across all three cylinders. I plan on replacing the fuel lines, cleaning the carbs, installing the new ebox and giving it a shot!
    What makes you think the ebox is junk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thester71 View Post
    What makes you think the ebox is junk?
    Nothing, I got a good deal on a working one, so I figured I'd start there and debug the existing one when it is out of the ski. Nothing electrical seems to be working other than the starter....and the stator was supposedly tested as fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBone14 View Post
    ...Nothing electrical seems to be working other than the starter....
    What do mean by 'nothing'? No cranking, no solenoid click when you press Start?

    Or is it cranking, but no spark?

    Often a seemingly totally 'dead' system ends up having a problem with grounding, or something simply like the circuit breaker has failed.

    Ground problems can be caused by the Black wire in the stator cable not actually being grounded at the stator to the engine block, or something is loose/missing within the electrical box grounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    What do mean by 'nothing'? No cranking, no solenoid click when you press Start?

    Or is it cranking, but no spark?

    Often a seemingly totally 'dead' system ends up having a problem with grounding, or something simply like the circuit breaker has failed.

    Ground problems can be caused by the Black wire in the stator cable not actually being grounded at the stator to the engine block, or something is loose/missing within the electrical box grounds.

    It cranks, but no spark. I guess by "nothing" I meant, no spark, trim motor doesn't work, and MFD doesn't work.

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    Mfd is probably just the fuse in the e box, I would suspect maybe a bad kill switch or something simple for the spark, and trim wont work till its running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBone14 View Post
    It cranks, but no spark. I guess by "nothing" I meant, no spark, trim motor doesn't work, and MFD doesn't work.
    Have you opened up the electrical box?

    Check for corrosion and moisture inside, and check the fuses.

    There will be a 1/4 Amp fuse for the MFD. Take it out and check it with an ohm-meter. Should measure zero ohms from end to end. Replace only with another 1/4 Amp fuse.

    The bilge pump (if you have one) will have a 3 Amp fuse.

    Note that a common cause of no spark is a weak battery. If the battery voltage is too low, even though the engine is cranking, you will not have spark. This is critical for the red domestic engines, but the Fuji engines also like a strong battery.

    A good battery will deliver over 10.6 volts while the engine is cranking.

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