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    1999 SLTX - Worried about CDI availability, what to do first?

    What should I do with these skies, before putting them in the water? I've read about the fuel lines, cdi, issues, now I'm worried.


    Where u from? - Georgia
    what kind of ski - Polaris - SLTx
    what year - 99
    what kind of engine - domestic Red
    how many hours on the meter? (1) 7.5 (2) 17.5
    how long did it sit - ? yrs
    any new/modified parts on it - no
    recent tune-ups or rebuild - no
    general history of the ski if you know - not used much
    price - $2100 (2) Skies
    comes with trailer? Yes
    live on water? no
    did the ski run on saltwater or normal lake water - normal lake water
    compression numbers? -N/A
    does it run? - Yes - new batteries fired right up
    Pictures,videos? - Yes
    mechanical knowledge - Master Tech with Briggs & Stratton
    tools -Plenty

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAD View Post
    What should I do with these skies, before putting them in the water? I've read about the fuel lines, cdi, issues, now I'm worried.


    Where u from? - Georgia
    what kind of ski - Polaris - SLTx
    what year - 99
    what kind of engine - domestic Red
    how many hours on the meter? (1) 7.5 (2) 17.5
    how long did it sit - ? yrs
    any new/modified parts on it - no
    recent tune-ups or rebuild - no
    general history of the ski if you know - not used much
    price - $2100 (2) Skies
    comes with trailer? Yes
    live on water? no
    did the ski run on saltwater or normal lake water - normal lake water
    compression numbers? -N/A
    does it run? - Yes - new batteries fired right up
    Pictures,videos? - Yes
    mechanical knowledge - Master Tech with Briggs & Stratton
    tools -Plenty

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Worried?

    Read up on them, do the recommended maintenance and inspections, clean them up inside and out.

    Then water test them, inspect and monitor. First time while still strapped to the trailer on the launch ramp.

    Actually launch only after you have confidence that all issues have been addressed and no problems are evident.

    Then go ride them!

    See my signature links for lots of useful info.

    Oh yes, don't forget to maintain the trailer! Lots of good info in the Trailer forum on here

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    Thanks K447, yes worried about the CDI going bad and not being able to fix it. Would you go ahead and replace all the fuel lines before riding them. They do have the grey Tempo lines in it.

    I've been reading everything I can thru your link in sig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAD View Post
    Thanks K447, yes worried about the CDI going bad and not being able to fix it. Would you go ahead and replace all the fuel lines before riding them. They do have the grey Tempo lines in it.
    Just answered your own question, methinks.

    The key to these things is maintaining them and staying on top of potential issues, not waiting until something bad happens.

    Fresh fuel hoses and complete carb rebuilds are much cheaper than engine rebuilds. And you would still need to do the fuel hoses and carbs, along with the engine...

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    Slowly go thru the entire ski. No. 1. Clean the inside of the hull. That will prevent any debris from clogging the siphon hoses and bilge pick up screen.. then check operation of the bilge. These 2 items can keep you afloat!.

    Then check battery condition. Should hold more than 10.6v while cranking. I would recommend a AGM type battery. It can withstand the rigors of a jetski and it has no gas vent on it. that's a good thing..

    Tighten all clamps on all hoses. Check intake screen in the pump is clear of debris. Next is check the bolts on the intake grate and rideplate.. make sure the rideplate is sealed around the edges. Keeps air from ventilating the pump while in operation.

    Check outside gas cap, inside the gas cap and water seperator cap for cracks.

    Grease the carrier bearing . Make sure hood bolts are tight. Fire extingusher is good. Secure everything in hull to prevent bouncing of items while riding.

    Wiggle motor to see if its tight to the cradle. Should be like a rock.

    Then as keith said. All hoses filters and carbs have been rebuilt or replaced.

    Do a compression test to see where your at.

    Check spark. Should be bright white/blue in color.

    Use correct plugs. Only NGK type.

    That should keep you busy for a while.! Lol.

    Let the ski warm up before taking off. At least 3-5 mins run time. Let's the cylinders and rings match each other. Prevents a cold seize.

    Now the electrical system.....ebox is clean and not corroded. Main cradle negative ground is clean and.tight.
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    Thanks for the added info bowsniper! Where is a good place to buy the carb kits & fuel line & filters from? Also what info do I need to know to purchase the correct carb kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAD View Post
    ... Where is a good place to buy the carb kits & fuel line & filters from?

    Also what info do I need to know to purchase the correct carb kit?
    John Zigler is good source for Polaris carb kits and parts.

    See my signature links for a list of Parts Sources.

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    Thank you! Also is Tygon fuel line a good option for fuel line replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAD View Post
    Thank you! Also is Tygon fuel line a good option for fuel line replacement.
    no it's to soft

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    Ah ok I noticed the fuel line at Watcon said it was transparent blue and thought hmm is that Tygon.

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