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    Ski hard to start and runing poorly

    Alright guy's. When it comes to jetski's I am clueless and I shouldn't have bought this old one just because it was cheap. We always had direct drive ski boats. Well. It's a 1996 Seadoo GTI. was told motor was rebuilt in 2006. Here's the problem. It is VERY fussy to start and when I finally get it started it must be kept off idle or it will just die. Spark plugs I replaced and are gapped correctly. There is a good spark to the flugs. Fuel is fuel, as well as oil full. Fuel filter looks clear when I checked. Some say adjust the carb's, the idle ect. I downloaded the service manuals but have no idea what to do. I'm in Bradenton, Florida if anyone knows anyone here that can fix it. Do not mind spending a little money just want the junk running.


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    First thing is have the carb cleaned/rebuilt & all fuel lines replaced.

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    Let Worx fix it for ya...he's not too far away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mowerpan View Post
    Alright guy's. When it comes to jetski's I am clueless and I shouldn't have bought this old one just because it was cheap. We always had direct drive ski boats. Well. It's a 1996 Seadoo GTI. was told motor was rebuilt in 2006. Here's the problem. It is VERY fussy to start and when I finally get it started it must be kept off idle or it will just die. Spark plugs I replaced and are gapped correctly. There is a good spark to the flugs. Fuel is fuel, as well as oil full. Fuel filter looks clear when I checked. Some say adjust the carb's, the idle ect. I downloaded the service manuals but have no idea what to do. I'm in Bradenton, Florida if anyone knows anyone here that can fix it. Do not mind spending a little money just want the junk running.
    I have a shop in Ft Pierce on the east coast,if interested call me at 772-336-3615. Guarantee all work & ski is water tested before leaving. Dan

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