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    A Rookie Here, I Replaced Piston Rings On My Polaris And Will Not Start.....

    Hello, new to the site this is my first post. I'd like to say hi to everybody before i begin. My question is what did i do worng here? I opened up my engine to replace the piston rings, i attempted to put this baby back together to the point where it will start but if i release the gas it will shut off right away. It has no Idle what so ever......


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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Hulk g35.

    First of all, what ski do you have?

    Did you remove the carbs?

    Did you remove the throttle cable?

    Did you adjust either of those?

    Did you do a leak down test after you reassembled it?

    What caused you to do a top end rebuild in the first place?

    We need as much info as you can give us in order to help you out better.

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    I got the famous 97 SLT 780, lol. I did not remove the carbs, nor the throttle cable, and also have not adjusted those. I did not do a leak down test eithier. I feel that i did not put pack one of the pistons back correctly, maybe bent the rings when shoved down in there. but in there it is... would that be the cause of it turning off so fast? Or would it even go through as far as it does if it were a bad ring?

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    Welcome to the Hulk

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    It very well could be.

    Working on these skis isn't difficult, but you must follow certain procedures/directions.

    If you installed a piston or rings incorrectly, you will damage the rings, piston, and most likely the cylinder.


    Since you didn't remove or adjust the carbs in any way, and suspect an incorrectly installed piston, my suggestion is to remove the heads and inspect for damage.

    Or at the very least, do a compression test and report back with your findings.


    By the way, what's so "famous" about the 97 SLT 780? And what caused you to do a top end rebuild in the first place?

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    Make sure you have the firing order of the spark plug wires correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcon View Post
    Make sure you have the firing order of the spark plug wires correct.

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    I say the famous because everyone here seems to have Q's about this guy. Thanks though guys, I will check and inspect the pistons and the cylinders. Thank you. I will report back....

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    My bad guys, i am going to get the jetskies down this weekend. I hope to get started and troublehoot this baby and get it up and running. I hope it won't take long and post up any information immediately.....

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    Ok guys, i took apart the top of the pistons and it seems like the pistons are ok. I cranked the engine to see how the three pistons are performing, they actually looked good. After a while i began to see that water began to squirt. I placed back the tops of the pistons and tryed to start it. I got no result. So now i believe that there is water in my engine. My next step is to take off exhuast, and the actual piston cylinder. Going to clean up the mess and hope that it is the solution.
    Last edited by g35flyingcp; 05-02-2011 at 09:46 PM.

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