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    1997 sltx middle cylinder no spark

    Can somebody help me troubleshoot a polaris sltx 1050 ignition


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    Does your ski have the ignition update done to it????

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    Have you tried cutting the plug wires back about 1/4"?

    What spark plugs do you have installed in it?

    What are they gapped at?

    What's your battery voltage while cranking?

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    not yet, where can i get what i need and what do i need ?

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    yes that seemed to be the problem, i now have spark in all 3 cylinders

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    9.8 volts

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    what needes to be done next should i change all gas lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnabel36 View Post
    not yet, where can i get what i need and what do i need ?
    Quote Originally Posted by schnabel36 View Post
    yes that seemed to be the problem, i now have spark in all 3 cylinders

    bpr8es

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnabel36 View Post
    what needes to be done next should i change all gas lines
    Please give better explenaitions. I can't follow along with what you're saying.

    Where can you get what, and what do you need???? huh????

    Was the low voltage the problem? And now you have spark???

    Done next????? I'm still looking for a no spark condition......

    Sorry, please elaborate.....

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    sorry dude im new at using a forum,I checked the spark plug wires and found the middle cylinder wire was pulled out about a 1/2" I did what u suggested and cut all 3 wires back 1/4/" I now have spark in all 3 cylinders,thank you. Is 9.8 cranking volts too low. It seems to be running ok now I have not water tested it yet.I will be rebuilding the carbs today.This ski sat at least 4 years fuel was not stabilized,the fuel was so bad i could not light it on fire, I cleaned the tank out, water seperator and fuel lines, put some fresh gas and it started. Somebody asked if the ignition was updated yet,I dont think so ,I dont know what needs to be updated or where to get it. Can you suggest any other thinks that should be updated or checked

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    That's much better, thank you.

    You would have to look inside the elec box or at the magneto behind the flywheel to know if you have the ignition update installed. The old ignitions are prone to failing, thus the reason for the update kits. Once updated, they seem to be quite reliable. They are not cheap though. I just paid $320 for the kit and another $20 to ship it. So I would suggest running what you have now until it fails while saving up, or just buy it and have it ready if yours does go down.

    You can get the update kit from Places like Partspitstop.com, Jay at Sharp's Marine/Polaris professionals in NY, or even John Zigler at Watcon/Rock County Jet Ski.

    9.8 volts while cranking is pretty low. Might want to start thinking about a new battery too.

    New fuel hoses would be a wise choice, and most definately replace the oil hoses and clamps too. They tend to get old and brittle then fail leaving you stranded with a major engine problem, when it costs very little to replace hoses.

    Grease the thru hull seal and look for signs of water intrusion prior to taking it out. It's a good idea to run the ski on the trailer while looking for water leaks when you get a new to you ski. better to catch it on land, then when you're 1/2 mile out.

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    sorry I could not respond sooner,got busy with work. Thank you for all the info wil get some work on the ski done this weekend get back to you with progress report

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