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    No spark until 12 hours later??

    Hey guys, got another problem with my 01 700 virage. After what seems like forever fixing this jet ski we managed a good hour or so on the water this weekend, it cut out but assumed we ran out of fuel so went home just tried it the next morning and fired straight up, so filled it up and headed back to the lake. Another hour or so of running perfect it cut out again and refused to start checked the plugs, and no spark!? This morning hit the button and started instantly.

    Does anyone have any idea why it's running fine for an hour or so but then won't start until the next day? Iam guessing either something is getting too hot or too wet?? Any help would be great!


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    It sounds like a blockage somewhere. It may be getting enough water to last an hour and then cut out from overheating. My old ski had a very similar problem and ended up blowing the exhaust hoses after riding for like an hour.

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    Will it restart after running for just a minute or so?

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    maybe u need to do the red/blue wire from cdi to a orange prong on circuit board

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Will it restart after running for just a minute or so?
    Please diagnose this;
    Start engine, run for 10 seconds or so, turn it off.
    Wait 30 seconds, does it restart?
    Wait 2 more minutes, then try starting. Does it start?
    Wait 5 minutes, does it start now?
    Wait 30 minutes, does it start?

    While you are doing all the above, it would be helpful if you had a voltmeter connected right at the Black wire for the CDI and the Red/Purple wire into the CDI. Monitor and record the minimum voltage each time you are pressing the Start button.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1999-SLTX View Post
    maybe u need to do the Red/Purple wire from cdi to a orange prong on circuit board
    Implementing the wiring change per Service Bulletin PWC-00-05 might indeed be the fix.

    Lets see what the diagnostics report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Will it restart after running for just a minute or so?
    Please diagnose this;
    Start engine, run for 10 seconds or so, turn it off.
    Wait 30 seconds, does it restart?
    Wait 2 more minutes, then try starting. Does it start?
    Wait 5 minutes, does it start now?
    Wait 30 minutes, does it start?

    While you are doing all the above, it would be helpful if you had a voltmeter connected right at the Black wire for the CDI and the Red/Purple wire into the CDI. Monitor and record the minimum voltage each time you are pressing the Start button.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1999-SLTX View Post
    maybe u need to do the Red/Purple wire from cdi to a orange prong on circuit board
    Implementing the wiring change per Service Bulletin PWC-00-05 might indeed be the fix.

    Lets see what the diagnostics report.
    another way to test this wire theory is to maybe disconnect the battery for a minute then try starting it right ?

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    That should also work. When the ski does not start pull a plug and see if you have spark on it when grounded to the engine. if you do you might have a fuel starvation issue. If you find it is not electrical in nature...

    You might also have trash in your fuel system. The old grey tempo lines if your ski has them are horrible about breaking down. My polaris was having a similar issue and I changed out all the lines. The material was coming off the lines and then making its way into the filter in the carb. It would crank are run but shut off in shorter and shorter amounts of time. Cleaning the filter would reset the prcoess.

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