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    new '97 xp...questions

    Hey everyone just picked up a '97 xp and had a couple questions (for now, im sure there will be plenty more later ). which spark plugs should be used? the boat has been changed to premix, what ratio should i mix it at? Thanks for the help!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish Man View Post
    Hey everyone just picked up a '97 xp and had a couple questions (for now, im sure there will be plenty more later ). which spark plugs should be used? the boat has been changed to premix, what ratio should i mix it at? Thanks for the help!!!
    BGK BR8ES spark plugs.

    Pre mix? I believe either 32 or 40 to 1

    Most importantly have the grey "Tempo" stamped fuel lines been replaced?

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    Also buy the hull hole plugs for the front vent holes under the hood.

    From Waterworx (Dan) here on this site.

    When idling this area is constantly under water, dumping it into your hull. In 2000 they eliminated these holes. Too many siezed pistons resulted from it.

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    gotcha, thanks for the info. the tempo lines have been replaced already, so thats cool. where do the hull hole plugs go? got a pic?

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    also i dont think this boat has a fire extinguisher on it...where would it be located? does it need one? I thought by law it had to have one but I dont see one or even a spot you could put one...

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    I have a premix 97 xp and I mix it with a 40 to 1 ratio and it ran like a champ till the engine decided to lock up

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    hmm...so should it run 32 to 1?? got the new plugs in it, new grips and throttle lever and the trailer road worthy...gettin ready to go!!

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    With a stock pipe 40:1 is fine. His seized for other reasons, not mixture ratio.

    Dan may see this and post up a pic, it's plexiglass, and pops into the existing rubber grommet. 2 minute deal to install.

    And you should have a white plastic tray that covers the engine compartment. The fire extinguisher goes in it. If you don't have one, buy it. The existing weatherstripping won't seal without it and alllows all kinds of water to dump on top the engine.
    Last edited by 96XPSS; 01-20-2008 at 07:01 PM.

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    got it, thanks for the info. ours is missing that white tray and consequently, the fire extinguisher. any ideas as to where i can pick one up?? also interested to see/hear more about the bow plugs if yall got a direction you can point me in...

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    I did a couple runs of the "plugs" but due to lack of interest have been discontinued,had to have 50 made at a time & I dont need "plugs" just sitting on the shelf.

    Take the 2 air tubes out of the front & throw them in the garbage & seal up the holes,duct tape works.

    I made circles out of plexiglass that fit in the rubber grommets,looks cool & did the job..keeping water out of engine compartment.

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