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    another newbie question

    So what kind of gas does everybody put in their ski? Ethanol or no ethanol?

    Also when I replaced the fuse for the MFD(which I found out about using everybodys link in their sig) ffrow what I can tell the ski only has 51 hours... its a 94, is that possible? How is the info stored, in the MFD or the cdi?


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    I use no ethanol whenever possible. If I am forced to buy ethanol gas, I run it out as soon as possible, usually fueling and running it the same day. Ethanol absorbs water, so the longer it sits, the better chance it has to absorb water, even just moisture from the air. It is possible for it to only have that many hours. The info is stored in the MFD. However, you have no way of knowing if the MFD had reset itself, or if it had been replaced. Overall condition of the ski, internally and externally should give you a clue as to whether that hour number is believeable.

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    The way the ski looks, I think that it is definitely possible. It looks good and all the blue paint is still on the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannagofast83 View Post
    So what kind of gas does everybody put in their ski? Ethanol or no ethanol?
    If it's straight gas, 87 octane is fine. If the gas is ethanol blended you want to use the highest octane possible, 92 or 93.

    KJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonmtz View Post
    .... If the gas is ethanol blended you want to use the highest octane possible, 92 or 93...
    Polaris recommended 89 octane minimum if the fuel is oxygenated (which includes ethanol blends).

    In my area SOME brands don't put ethanol in the premium grade fuel. You have to do some checking as often the local stations are not sure how much ethanol they have in their premium grades.

    There are some good threads discussing ethanol. Search should find them for you.

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    I I've only had the ski on the water once and want to test the bilge pump... is there a easy way?

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    fill the bilge up with a graden hose

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrosportman View Post
    fill the bilge up with a graden hose
    Really.. that the best way?

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    well unless you want to sink your ski...

    i guess you could pull it out and put it in a bucket of water

    hell i don't know, its a water pump... figure out a way to get it in water, if it pumps water i would guess it works

    KISS method FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrosportman View Post
    fill the bilge up with a graden hose
    Quote Originally Posted by wannagofast83 View Post
    Really.. that the best way?
    Quote Originally Posted by nitrosportman View Post
    hell i don't know, its a water pump... figure out a way to get it in water, if it pumps water i would guess it works
    LOL.. that's pretty much the long and short description.

    You could get all technical-open the elect box and test stuff-and still not gauranteed the pump impeller is working.

    I usually find a reason to clean the inside of the hull,so I fill it with just enough cleaner and water-start the engine and watch the bildge pump do it's magic.

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