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    slt 780 dies when turning left

    just replaced the reed and it runs pretty good. 49 indicated on the lake. anyway, it dies when turning left or if you run over someone's wake (even going straight). cranks right back up, though.

    I did a search b/c I thought I read about this, but I can't find it. i know one of you guys will be able to nail it for me.

    thanks


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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Please elaborate... Does it just cut out? Or does it start to bog down and stall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    Please elaborate... Does it just cut out? Or does it start to bog down and stall?

    it would suddenly die, no stumbling or bogging. then it would crank right up. same thing if it caught any kind of bump (someone's wake) in the water.

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    sounds like a loose wire grounding out when it touches the engine

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    Check the fuel venting system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlt View Post
    sounds like a loose wire grounding out when it touches the engine

    I'll look around for a loose wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    Chect the fuel venting system.
    what's that? I'm not exactly einstein when it comes to these things.

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    I'm going to throw out a wwwaaaayyyy far left idea as I like to look for the worst.
    On a hard left your fuel pump diaphragm has a hard time pumping fuel up through the carbs and you can wind up lean for a moment.
    On the rough or aerated water you start sucking air and of course the engine gets warm for a moment.

    Anybody see where I'm going with this?? For giggles you can try turning the high speed screws out 1 turn and see what happens. IF your problem is taken care of start looking for a lean running condition as leaving the screw richer is only masking an undrlying problem.

    Hopefully you just find a loose wire or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    I'm going to throw out a wwwaaaayyyy far left idea as I like to look for the worst.
    On a hard left your fuel pump diaphragm has a hard time pumping fuel up through the carbs and you can wind up lean for a moment.
    On the rough or aerated water you start sucking air and of course the engine gets warm for a moment.

    Anybody see where I'm going with this?? For giggles you can try turning the high speed screws out 1 turn and see what happens. IF your problem is taken care of start looking for a lean running condition as leaving the screw richer is only masking an undrlying problem.

    Hopefully you just find a loose wire or something.

    I'll keep this in mind. The left turns weren't very hard. The ski did die anytime there was an interruption in it's travel on the water (hitting a wake).

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    Maybe water is the electrical box or stator?

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