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    WHAT NEXT

    2003 Virage Stock

    So I rebuilt carb still idles rough. I don't know where to start next. My biggest fear is that it's something simple I am over looking.

    I know since I've joined i have asked a million questions sorry but I really never ripped one down before.

    This trouble shooting is frustrating I need to find out whats wrong with this
    this week!

    Any sugestion?
    Last edited by Goliath; 06-26-2009 at 01:46 PM.


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    It is hard to keep track of multiple different threads for the same ski. Please review and list each check, test, and work you have done.

    Be complete with your information, and remind us exactly what year, model and service/abuse history it has.

    If you have not yet, post some clear photos of the engine area, and the things you have worked on.

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    2003 Polaris Virage

    - Changed spark plugs
    - Drained gas and fuel/water separator
    - Cut back spark plug wire a little
    - Rebuilt the carb
    - cleaned out the thermostat pop-off assembly
    - checked for a clogged cooling intake

    Two years before this summer the ski was filled with water. A sensor in the hull stopped it before it could get to the electrical box. Although it might have sloshed around and gotten in there? When we noticed it was flooded we immediately bilged it out and got home ASAP. When at home we sprayed corrosion block everywhere and let it dry in the sun. We also opened the electrical box to find minimal amounts of water (mainly around the fuses). We let that dry out as well and replaced the fuses. After we replaced the fuses it ran fine for the rest of the summer!

    There is a little rust on the metal that the fuse connects to. Could this poor connection make the engine run awful?

    Also my ski was winterized the first year I had, but not the second.This is the third year.

    Hopefully you guys can help! Everybody has been awsome. I am learning so much!!
    Last edited by Goliath; 06-26-2009 at 01:48 PM.

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    Remove the board and look at the back side for rust..

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    It is hard to keep track of multiple different threads for the same ski.
    I have made wayyy too many. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    Remove the board and look at the back side for rust..
    I'll do that and I will take some pics of the board and the engine too.

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    Oh and I forgot to say that the spark plugs were black. I changed them saturday and after testing/adjusting for about 30-40 minutes they are black again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goliath View Post
    2003 Polaris Virage

    ...ski was filled with water. A sensor in the hull stopped it...
    What sensor, stopped what?

    As far as I know, there are no sensors for water inside the hull. If the engine stopped by itself, it was because water got into something it should not be in;
    electrical box,
    spark plug wires,
    engine air intake,
    or perhaps the electrical stator inside the front flywheel housing

    If something in the electrical system has corroded, that can cause all sorts of weird problems. Rust and corrosion do not conduct electricity very well.

    Electrical connections must always be clean and tight metal-to-metal contact, and protected from water and corrosion. Nyogel dielectric grease is the usual protection coating used on the Polaris PWC electrical systems.

    Some of those pictures are a little fuzzy. Use close-up mode (flower icon) on your camera, and keep the strap out of the picture.

    If you use the Advanced Mode -> Manage Attachments method, you can attach higher resolution images without making the thread huge.
    Last edited by K447; 07-06-2008 at 10:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    What sensor, stopped what?

    As far as I know, there are no sensors for water inside the hull. If the engine stopped by itself, it was because water got into something it should not be in;
    electrical box,
    spark plug wires,
    engine air intake,
    or perhaps the electrical stator inside the front flywheel housing

    If something in the electrical system has corroded, that can cause all sorts of weird problems. Rust and corrosion do not conduct electricity very well.

    Electrical connections must always be clean and tight metal-to-metal contact, and protected from water and corrosion. Nyogel dielectric grease is the usual protection coating used on the Polaris PWC electrical systems.

    Some of those pictures are a little fuzzy. Use close-up mode (flower icon) on your camera, and keep the strap out of the picture.

    If you use the Advanced Mode -> Manage Attachments method, you can attach higher resolution images without making the thread huge.
    Oh. The engine stopped and the water was just about the touch the bottom of the electrical box.

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