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    Troyzstang troyzstang's Avatar
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    1998 Slth 700 Question ?

    We'll as always another newbie here
    Just picked up a couple of Polaris Toys

    1996 SLT 700
    1998 SLTH 700

    The 96 model runs great but the 98 has an issue.

    Runs great at first but after about 5 minutes it starts to surge under full throttle. It seems as though the engine is starving for fuel.

    Where should I begin?

    Please reply

    Troy & Bridgette


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    Welcome to the hulk. I would start with the carbs. Clean and rebuild. Check and replace all fuel lines.

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    [quote=beerdart;438886]Welcome to the hulk. I would start with the carbs. Clean and rebuild. Check and replace all fuel lines.[/quote

    Wow talk about fast service.

    Would poor maintenance by the previous owner ( not flushing after use) cause this problem? Also how hard is it going to be for us to find replacement parts for our new toys?

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    Parts a plentiful poor maintenance can be an issue.

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    Welcome to the Green Hulk Forums!!

    I wouldn't ride that thing until you figure what the cause of the problem is. A lean condition can take out a cylinder(or two).
    Last edited by axgrider73; 10-23-2007 at 10:47 PM.

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    Welcome Too, If you have a fuel filter in place change it,Also clean and empty the fuel seperators on both machine,If you have water in there you should drain and clean the tanks. You never know what the OTHER GUY did or didn't do,so a few minutes of work and you'll know where your at.
    Were you from?
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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Hulk. Make yourself acquainted with the tech section of this forum. Lots of useful help and info. in there. Your skis would have the domestic engines with Keihin carbs. Use that to help find info pertaining to your problem. Seriously consider replacing the fuel hoses on both boats due to age and how cheap fuel hose is. As mentioned before, fuel starvation is a killer of these engines. A little maintainence will go far with your toys, ignore them and you'll pay later.

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    I'd also like to say WELCOME to the green Hulk Forums!!
    I think lean as well.
    Be sure to check the filters in the carburetors I see those plug with garbage all the time.

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    Thanks for all the replies. I'll put your wisdom to work tommorow. Great way to spend the day off. This is my first time with wave runners. i have a garage full of dirt bikes. We live in Va Beach and the weather is starting to turn so I've got plenty of time to tinker and do the job right. I got a pretty good deal on these skis ( $1,400 w / trailer ) so investing a few extra bucks will be well worth it.

    Thanks again,

    Troy & Bridgette
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