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    Unhappy Virage txi Giving me trouble

    Hi all,
    I have a cherry 2002 txi w/ 45 hours & a brand new full charged battery & no spark. I tried pulling all 3 plugs and turning it over w/ no load on the starter and still no Shpark!

    1st- Is there an electrical box somewhere besides the cdi box under the nose to the right?

    2cd -How to test the stator, then how to change it.

    It will not spark from cold, does this ski need the jumper wire fix?

    Here on Maui there is no one that will work on it but me....

    Mahalo!

    Bob


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    Bob, WELCOME to the Green Hulk Forums, great to see you all the way from Hawaii!!!
    If you go to the tech section there are three great posts. One will show you what to check and some steps another what the specs should be and the last is how to test the stator.
    Let us know what you find.
    Oh and the warm jumper wire sheet is there as well, but if you have no fire when cold I doubt that will be your issue.

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    I'll even make it easy for you, here's the link out tech section.
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=15437

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    Big Mahalo!

    Thanks for the welcome! I found that info you linked me before i signed up, but I still can't seem to locate any electrical boxes other than the CDI box.
    Do you ever see the safety plug switches go bad? It seems this problem may me simple rather than complex. Ski ran perfect, was stored properly, in warm weather then had a new bat. installed and now no spark.

    If I can find the other boxes I can open them up and clean & check connections.

    ps- Jerry the jetwings guy is a good friend, i have the wave model prototypes on my boat and you can bottom turn on 10' faces and not spin out!

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    This is what I would do if your boat came into my shop.
    Use a jumper box. I've seen too many "new" batteries not fully charged or just plain bad.
    I'd then use one of those in-line spark testers and verify spark or no spark.
    I'd make sure the plugs are the correct resistor type.
    I'd measure the resistance of the plug wires/caps
    I'd test the stator

    I just have this odd feeling it's a weak battery, these things have to have like 10.6 volts at the battery while cranking.

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    Being it is a DFI motor I think I saw one time from Jay at atlantic he had someone disconnect the tps and it started. Don't know why but that is what he put on there.

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    I just talked with Jay and sure as the sun coming up in the morning he says it can prevent spark. The exact reason?? Who knows, disconnect that sucker and see if she starts. He also says that when there is a communication problem with the EMM, they have disconnceted the TPS and it will start communicating as well.
    These TPS's are a son of a gun and I hope all injected owners own one spare.
    Good memory STROKER!!!!

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    Hate to say it, whats the tps?

    Bob

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    Number 17 in the photo.
    Last edited by ph2ocraft; 12-15-2006 at 12:23 AM.

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    Low and behold! I unplugged the sucker and it kicked over and almost started! backfired a few times real loud then just cranked. I hooked up the jump box and tried it then it would not catch, but tried.

    Then something funny, with the charger hooked up it shows 12.8 on the clock but will turn over slowly, like a low battery. I pulled the bat. out and will charge it all day and try after work.
    If the thing starts and runs can I hook the tps back up or just order a new one? Is starting fluid okay or a no-no with skis?

    Thanks for the Wisdom & diamgram!
    Bob

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