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    2002 Freedom- bogging issue, carb rebuild questions

    I am working on a 02 Freedom for a buddy that he says would idle but hardly run at half speed and die. Carb was rebuilt. He also said tons of gas was inside the hull but cant seem to tell where its coming from. He seems to think the tank is cracked bc after he drained most of the gas out the leak stopped. I removed the carb and found it to be very clean and seemed to be rebuilt BUT a few things caught my attention as possible issues- see pics. Could the fuel pump be bad? It has security bits on it not allowing it to be worked on.

    1. Is there any gasket that goes between these two surfaces? If so this might be the gas leak he is finding.....
    2. Are these the correct jet numbers in the right locations on the carb?
    3. Is this Carb diaphragm installed the correct way - it seems to be a cheap quality as well?
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    going to give this one a shot:

    #1- yes & no. There is no typical big black gasket along the outer edges, but there is 1 gasket installed in the carb, like an o ring buts it's multi shaped and this pic shows it's there. Also there is a round o-ring on the fuel screen screen on the part your holding with your fingers. These two are the gaskets/o rings needed.

    #2- not totally sure of the carb, looks like a CDK-II. IF so, those are the correct jets in the correct positions.

    #3- Yes it's installed the correct way. The metal side should go inward facing. The little black button in the middle of the 5 hole disk touches the white button on the the control arm.

    Looking at the photo of the diaphragm (the medal disc with 5 holes) It look a little stretched out, saggy? Might look to replace that.

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    also,

    you need to find the fuel leak. If the tank is cracked, it's not holding the 1-4+/- pounds of pressure in the fuel system. That will put off all the other operations of the carb. fix/find that first before diving into the carb.

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    Ok so I cleaned the carb again and didn't find any dirt. Removed fuel pump and found a little dirt but not too bad. Re-installed and the ski fired up on the trailer fine, revved fine. Dropped it in the water and it falls on its face when you throttle it. You can feather the throttle and it will rev up but then fall again. I am out of ideas, so far the carb was rebuilt and cleaned, new fuel lines, cleaned on/off valve and filter. It had perfect compression and has spark. Pump is clear and spins free. I couldn't find any leaks but the owner states when it was filled fuel flowed out the side on the seam. I didn't locate a crack but its obvious it leaking.

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    Did you check the arm height on the inlet needle? .060 below the casting. Measure it with a straight edge across the casting. If its too low that can cause your issue.

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    Do you have a pic to show how you measure this?

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    Keihin needle arm height, .060

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    Do you have a pic to show how you measure this?
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    Cool thanks man.......anyone have a shop service manual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pwgsx View Post
    ....anyone have a shop service manual?
    There is a LOT of useful info and links to be found from my signature.

    Start here.

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    We found the gas tank to be cracked on the seam so we are going to replace it in the next few weeks. What should the carb settings be set at as well as pop off?

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