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    Water in Cylinders

    Recently tried rebuilding my 2000xlt.Cranked up on pier without water.Ran fine.Put in water, ran about 20 yds quit.Wouldn't turn over.Back on pier.Pulled plugs, cranked over easily but shot water out cylinders.Cleaned water out.Cranked up again and ran for 3-4 minutes.Turned on water hose, started running ragged, shut down.Pulled plugs, shot water again.Have I put a gasket in backwards and if so which? Will WD-40 protect until I can disassemble again.That damned exhaust is a pain to remove.Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.Thanks


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    Head gaskets really go on one way. Tightening to specs? Reused gasket? Need to get running or tear down ASAP, now. Single pipe is a breeze. Oem head gasket?

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    Bought head gaskets from Atlantic Jet Sports.Did buy a set of used exhaust gaskets but they seemed Ok.Torqued everything to spec.Could I have missed an exhaust gasket or have a backwards? It seems to get full of water very fast.I'm clueless now

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    I'm a little pressed for time right now.I ran this ski dry for 3-4 minutes several times to try and dry out.It runs great without water.Ran it up to 4K.I'm thinking about shooting WD 40 into all cylinders and turning over.Will that work?

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    Your base gaskets could be on backwards, a pain to get to but you should check

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    Now this, when I turn over to spray WD 40 in cylinders.Fuel buzzer goes off(5gals of premix in tank) hit mode and it stops.Turn it over and it starts again buzzing.Does this POS have demons? Obviously I'm no jetski mechanic!!!! And of course no owners manual(except a next to worthless CD)

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    Man the water in the jugs is number one concern. Shoot fogging oil into jugs and tear down ASAP. Sounds like your head gasket is junk. I believe Atlantic sells aftermarket gaskets. The water is getting in from the heads(top) not the base. Hopefully your crank isn't sitting in water. The other issue sounds electrical

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    Check your cylinder base gaskets. Base gasket tabs should be on left side of engine and towards the front

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    Could there be any other solution.I have base gaskets installed correctly with tab toward front and on left.I'll try to uploade a photo.I may not have all exhaust parts as this ski went thru Hurricane Irene in pieces.Its got to be something simple.As you can see I've sprayed a gallon of WD 40 in this thing.
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    Get a service manual first! How were head gaskets? Crank seals? Exhaust gaskets?

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