Thread: New Guy Impulsively Buys 1996 XP
03-23-2008, 10:27 PM #1
New Guy Impulsively Buys 1996 XP
Hey guys/gals. Bought a 1996 XP. I did do a little research and found that for an older inexpensive ski a 96 XP was a good chioce. Ill post some pics soon. Havent had it in the water but runs good and compression checks out to 150ish with a cheapo tester. All stock, can't really find anything wrong after messing with it for a few hours so i think i got a good deal. I dont know much about Ski's so i guess id like a little advice on what i need to do to get it ready for water. Has the grey fuel lines so i guess those have to go. Already changed and gauged the plugs to .030 and put a new battery in. Need to figure out how to check the pump oil. It sat outside so it has that chalky yellow color that happens to these, how would i best handle that? Does it need to be refogged (it will get 5-10 degress below freezing for a little while longer). Any other suggestions??
03-23-2008, 10:45 PM #2
I would say before you go changing all the fuel lines, Remove one at the fuel selector switch and just check the inside. Take a screwdriver and stick it in the line and see if it comes out with any brown or greenish goo. If not, and they look otherwise ok , I wouldn't waste your time. As for the pump there is a little plug on the side of the cone to check the oil. IF you still have the old plugs, keep them for your initial start up. After fogging plugs tend to foul up. Fire it up when your ready,burn off the excess fogging oil, and then install the fresh plugs. It would probably be a good idea to get the Shop manual for that model so you can educate yourself more on working on it. Someone will always answer any Q's you have here as well. A good rubbing compound and buffer should restore the shine.
Welcome to the forum and have fun with that thing. You could not have picked a more fun ski to start out with. (Not counting the newer S/C skis)IMO
03-23-2008, 10:51 PM #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
- Downers Grove & Momence, IL
Congrats on the new toy, I bought a 95' XP last year and since have bought a GTI.
03-24-2008, 02:52 AM #4
was it winterized with antifreeze???
did you run it on a garden hose??
cuz if you did it no longer has antifreeze in the system (you flushed it all out) and it needs to be redone befoer you crack the block.
thats as important as the fogging oil right now.
03-24-2008, 06:33 AM #5
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03-24-2008, 04:00 PM #8
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
- Odessa, TX
Welcome to the club brother.
I love my XP
03-24-2008, 04:19 PM #9
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
Great choice! That ski looks like it's in pretty good condition. You will learn alot around here so take notes. Take care of it and you will have a blast this summer!
03-24-2008, 05:25 PM #10
That was my 1st ski .What a blast.Welcome here and have a great time
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