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    Please help with my 02 GTI problem

    Hello,

    I have a 2002 GTI 85hp two stroke that I'm having trouble with. It was properly winterized last year and only ran this summer a couple of times on the hose. In late August I had it running on the hose and it sounded ok at idol, than after giving it a little bit of gas it would stay at a higher RPM and sounded really awful. I didn't have time to mess with it but now as winter approaches I'm trying to at least get it running so I can winterize it and fix it properly in the spring.

    It will now turn over with no plugs in it, but as soon as I put the two plugs back in, it seems like it doesn't even want to turn over. Wierd to me, I don't know, this thing is getting very frustrating.

    Thanks for any tips you may have.

    Ed


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    what condition is the battey in?

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    Battery condition is a plus like jim post.

    Thinking on the noise. Could be coming from the carbon ring. Some times when is not wet (water or lubricant) it can cause friction and noise. Just my two cents. On the other hand those engines are hard to brake. Very well designed.

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    I cleaned up the battey terminals and it started running. I put it on the hose and I couldn't duplicate the problem, ran it for 30 minutes or so and it seemed ok...needs fresh gas, a fuel filter, and maybe a carb adjustment but I couldn't get the motor to do what it was doing before with the elevated idol and loud noise. Beats me. I went outside with a video camera and everything to upload to the forum and for the first time in half a dozen times running it, it seemed normal. Something gummed up in the carb that cleared itself? Carbon ring? Thanks for the advice guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBirdEd76 View Post
    Carbon ring? Thanks for the advice guys!
    Thats the seal between the hull and driveshaft. Thats a good chance that was your noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kecheme View Post
    Thats the seal between the hull and driveshaft. Thats a good chance that was your noise.
    So is the seal bad? Or just dry and will be fine once in the water? Thanks.

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    You ran the ski on the hose for 30 minutes? If so, kiss the carbon seal goodbye.

    Also let's start with the basics. Have you changed the fuel lines? It sounds like your carb needs a cleaning as well.

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