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    Just bought 96 XP, RAVES NEVER cleaned. Question

    Well I just picked up a 96 XP that is in really good shape. My thread with pics of it etc is here.

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=66836

    Well while taking out the RAVES I noticed that the allen screw had unscratched paint on them, and I was breaking that seal whil taking them out. These have never been cleaned.....



    Here's the gunked RAVES






    My question is, is there anything I can should be doing to clean out the body/housing that I pulled these out of? Or just clean the RAVES and stick them back in? Thanks for any help!


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    Clean the RAVE housing really well with some carb cleaner.
    As old as the ski is I would change the belows, springs and O rings as well.

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    Also check the part number on the Rave valves as well some were really bad about breaking but I do not remember the part number of the bad ones.

    96XPSS can probably tell you the number off the top of his head.

    I would go through and change all the fuel lines, disassemble the carbs and clean them and change the internal filters, clean or change the fuel selector valve, change the jet pump oil, change the filter in the water separator, and check the oil pump adjustment.

    When you do the carbs I would just rejet and put some Fly Flame Arrestors on as it is a cheap mod that is well worth the money.

    Good Luck

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    i think the 96's have the updated rave valve...not to sure though

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    #350 are the bad ones and #352 are the good ones
    They did change in 96 but there were a lot of machines that got shipped out with the #350's I remember because I had one of each in mine.

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    Well since it was getting dark I just went ahead and put everything back together. I used the blades to scrap up a ton more gunk though and kept re wiping the blades down. I'll prob go back and spray the carb cleaner in there tomorrow after we give it hell though. Was thinking that's prob what it needed, but I don't do anything without asking on this since this is honestly the first thing I've ever worked on. I'm not much of a mechanic, so I'll prob have to take the ski in to get the carb cleaned out....

    It appears that half the grey fuel lines have been replaced, but there are definately still some left with the original clamps on them that I will have to attend to. Before tackling the rest I'll need to read up on the procedures and see if it's within my limited capabilities lol. I build computers, not engines!
    Last edited by JJLee138; 07-27-2008 at 08:05 AM.

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    damn you got a good deal from the looks of it...a completely unmolested ski! justr make sure that you go through the whole thing. clean the carbs, the raves, change the fuel lines and filters.

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