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    Quote Originally Posted by JRINJAX View Post
    The actuator is very stiff the spring does not begin to open until about 8PSI. It is much easier to check with compressed air as long as you don't overpressurize it. If you could move it, it is not seized up.
    If you could not blow through the WGS while running at Idle, it is bad. If it's under warranty, have them replace it, if not you can carefully open the twist-tabs on it and free it up with some CRC 656 like I did. Sometimes they are beyond repair if they are corroded severely or the tabs have been twisted before.
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    Thanks for the help JR

    Yeah I reckon the actuator aint seized, as you say it is very stiff but can be moved

    I also agree that I have a dodgy WGS (as I cannot blow through it) but was not aware that it could be opened/repaired, I will try that tomorrow

    So, to clarify, If the repair is sucessful I should be able to blow through the hose on idle? Or does the ski have to be at specific RPMs before this is possible?

    The shorter hose from the WGS does not go anywhere and simply releases pressure into the hull if/when the solenoid allows it to, Is this correct?

    I may order a replacement also, and have found this:

    http://www.hondaparts-direct.com/fic...=36162-HW1-671

    Is this the correct item?

    Thanks again for the assistance
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    That is the correct part number.

    The procedure is as posted above.

    With the WGS installed and the ski NOT running. you should not be able to blow through it. (use either hose)

    When the ski is running at idle, you should be able to blow through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroShark View Post
    That is the correct part number.

    The procedure is as posted above.

    With the WGS installed and the ski NOT running. you should not be able to blow through it. (use either hose)

    When the ski is running at idle, you should be able to blow through it.
    Thanks Shawn

    Yeah definately sounds like I have a dodgy solenoid

    I will order a replacement and investigate further tomorrow

    I assume this is a simple 12V DC item and so could be powered by a battery for testing purposes if removed from the ski?

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    The output to the WGS is a Pulse Width Modulation signal of unkown voltage but it won't be near as high as 12VDC. I would guess it is probably about 4VDC PWM since it is being handled by the micros in the ECM.
    Carefully untwist the locking tabs and open/clean it with CRC 656 if it's not in warranty. You don't have anything to lose and $70+ to gain.
    JR

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRINJAX View Post
    The output to the WGS is a Pulse Width Modulation signal of unkown voltage but it won't be near as high as 12VDC. I would guess it is probably about 4VDC PWM since it is being handled by the micros in the ECM.
    Carefully untwist the locking tabs and open/clean it with CRC 656 if it's not in warranty. You don't have anything to lose and $70+ to gain.
    JR
    Fair point.

    If I cannot easily exactly replicate the voltage needed to operate the solenoid then I will test it on the ski

    Hopefully get a crack at it this evening

    I still reckon it would be prudent to acquire another as a spare.

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    I believe it's a 8VDC PWM signal.

    As for the WGS going bad. Yes they get moisture in them and rust. There is not much you can do about it as far as I can tell. I’ve got 1 ski with 200hrs and the original WGS.

    shawn



    This is what a bad WGS looks like





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    wish this was stickied. ttt

    awesome! thank you!

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    wish we could se all the pictures in this thread. none of them work, just little question marks.

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    i got a new server after 10 yrs with the old one. Try and view again.

    Some of my post will be red X in your future if you follow my old postings before 2011.

    Shawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroShark View Post
    this sensor u show here one of the hose's runs to the standard airbox right? if so when i got my filter kit h20 told me to block that hose off because it is just an atmo line and it isnt used for anything once i put the filter on

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