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    Phantom Silver/Valiant Blue FTW! AllenUltra250X's Avatar
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    My Ultra and GIO.

    I pulled out my 07 Ultra yesterday to wash it and get it ready to take Memorial Weekend. My machine has 13 hours on it.

    I got it out and pulled it into the yard and washed it and everything. I jacked the trailer down low to wash inside the front compartment and everything. I took the seat off and checked my oil. It was a above the "High" mark on the "Cool" side of the stick. I raised the trailer back up to a level position and checked it again. It said I was in the middle of the "Cool" side of the stick.

    The oil smelled like gas alot. But it did not seem runny or anything. It just smelled and I didn't notice any raise in oil level the second time I checked.

    It recently had its 10 hours service done and if my Ultra is plagued with the GIO I will be forced to sell.

    I love my Ultra, but I am not willing to go through that.


    I really love my Ultra though...


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    I think it is too early to tell. I am basing that on the total hours. Did they change the oil at 10hrs? If I remember correctly the oil change is not required at 10 hours.

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    I'm sure they did. I just dropped it off and they said they performed the 10 hour service.

    Couldn't get over there to pick it up before the closed that day so I told them to leave it outside and I would come pick it up, and when I opened the front there was a bottle of 4-Cycle JetSki oil.

    If it is GIO I will be selling, soon. Ski is warrantied, can the dealer fix this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenUltra250X View Post
    I'm sure they did. I just dropped it off and they said they performed the 10 hour service.

    Couldn't get over there to pick it up before the closed that day so I told them to leave it outside and I would come pick it up, and when I opened the front there was a bottle of 4-Cycle JetSki oil.

    If it is GIO I will be selling, soon. Ski is warrantied, can the dealer fix this problem?

    I am not sure why you are panicked about the GIO. It will just take a little more attention, and a few more oil changes. Buy yourself a siphon and some oil and you can do 3 oil changes in the same time it takes you to deliver it and pick it up from the dealer.

    I am new here but I have read everything I could on the topic. (Something you should do too). But from all the reading I have done here, it is highly unlikely the dealer will help you out with the problem as Kawasaki isn't admitting there is even a problem.

    Don't sweat it man. Just change the oil.

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    it takes 15 minutes to change the oil. i started changing every 10 -15 hours and its no sweat. my machine has 305 hours and runs just as good as the day i got it.

    If another 15 minutes every other week is not your thing tho, maybe sell it.

    oh ya..... my oil extractor costs 38 dollars.

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    Do you have any problems with it fouling plugs? I have 47 hrs on mine and I am on my 3rd set of plugs and they need to be changed again. I hate to buy these dam plugs!!! TOO EXPENSIVE!!!! Anybody have any ideas??
    Thanks

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    try the cr9eix's..iridums ones..you can get them at discount auto or other places for like 6 or 7 dollars..i ran them all last summer with no problems..i currently have the stock plugs in because of the recall..when they go bad..i'll be back to the others..

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    GIO - dont get nervous - 250X is awesome

    I agree with some comments above...
    The GIO issue in no big deal in my opinion...maybe annoying at the worst.
    The 250X is still a fantastic product.
    With frequent oil changes and good maint, you will be fine.

    Also consider installing the R&D Vapor Kit/ Catch Can Kit.
    I have it on my boat (55 hours).
    I never had GIO problem but installed it just to be safe.

    One thing to consider and something I love most about the 250X is the amazing variety of high performance 'after market' products and vendors.
    If your somebody who likes to 'tweak' the boat or use bolt-on performance products etc - the 250X is hard to beat. From Riva, R&D, TBM, JSU and many others...there a ton of awesome performance 'toys' available for the 250X - I have been having a blast installing and testing some of these parts and kits...

    Good luck

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    Thanks WaterScooter, I ordered the Iridiums today. Any changes in perfomance with these plugs? How many hours are you getting on these plugs?

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    If you are buying new plugs because they are fouled you are probably throwing away money. There is a tool that you hook up to an air compressor that basically media blasts the end to a like new finish. A fouled plug is still good, it just has so much carbon, oil and raw fuel on it that it will not fire. This is what I use to do to the plugs on my supercharged mustang.

    Also the gio is not that big a deal. One thing it will do is keep sludge and gunk from building up inside the motor. Just change the oil and ride, no big deal.

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