Thread: Intermittent noise at idle
08-21-2013, 09:05 PM #1
Intermittent noise at idle
I picked up a new addition to the toy box, a '98 STX1100. It has a few issues but the one in question today is an intermittent 'squawking' at idle, stops when you bring it up off idle. I'm thinking that I need to rebuild the jet pump and have a bearing/seal kit on order. Then, today I install a stock muffler on my ZXI (straight pipe is just TOO loud and I don't want to be 'that guy') and since it's quieter now, I can hear the same squawk at idle. The question is, is this normal or do I have the same problem in both skis?
08-22-2013, 08:20 AM #2
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From what I have been told, and from my experience pumps will make a little noise out of the water. Both of mine do.
06-30-2014, 05:18 PM #3
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I have pretty much the same ski as the OP. Mine doesn't "squawk" but it does make a slight grinding noise at idle, even when it's wet. Is that normal, and if not, how to fix?
07-01-2014, 01:42 PM #4
Not normal when in the water (on the hose isn't good enough). You may need some new pump bearings. It is going to be tricky to track down the noise, but you need to try to find it.
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