Thread: New to forums/jetski/owing one!
09-23-2013, 07:31 PM #1
New to forums/jetski/owing one!
As the title says, I'm new to owning a ski, riding them and have just joined the forums so I can keep my finger on pulse so to speak!
I did the wrong thing and bought a ski without riding it, but it looks clean and has spent the majority of its life in fresh water.
I'm taking it in for a service/check in a couple of days time and fingers crossed they don't come back with any issues!
2002 Yamaha FX140 160hrs, 100 done in fresh water.
09-23-2013, 07:31 PM #2
Sorry, not sure why the picture came up twice!
09-23-2013, 07:46 PM #3
09-23-2013, 07:51 PM #4
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
- US of A
Welcome, nice looking ski.
09-23-2013, 08:26 PM #5
Thanks, hope to be out on the water soon!
09-23-2013, 09:46 PM #6
Few things you can do. One is to check the oil for color. Change if dirty as well as filter. Check and change out spark plugs. If you have a compression gauge, you can check compression. Check the air filter. Run it on the hose and check it out. Nothing really different than a dealer will do other than maybe hook it up to a computer if it acts funny.
09-23-2013, 10:37 PM #7
Very true. I'm just worried about other things that I can't/don't know how to check, like does the pump have bearings that need greasing/replacing, or like you said, hopefully they'll check it out on the computer to see if its been overheated, etc. After that I hope to change the oil and filter myself every 30 hours or so.
09-23-2013, 10:39 PM #8
The guy I bought it off hadn't started it in two weeks and when he hit the starter it started quicker than I've ever heard anything start ever. So hopefully that's a good sign!!
09-24-2013, 05:58 AM #9
No pump bearings to easily grease, but you can do the intermediate shaft. IMHO, a concerned and knowledgeable owner can be as good if not better than some techs. Mine was overfilled almost a whole quart at the first service. Most may say the same from experience. Download a service manual and take it from there.
09-24-2013, 07:21 AM #10
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