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    Angry 99 1200XL Ltd - need help

    We are getting quite frustrated with this ski. Just put in SBT motor and had the carbs rebuilt. We put in oil block off plate and chip. One set of reeds were burnt so we changed only that one set. We drained the gas tank, started with fresh gas and break-in oil. Ski cranked fine and seemed to run. We put it in the water to start break-in period. It would idle and begin to take the gas, but then would just fall on itself and die out when you give it a little throttle. We change the petcock and fuel lines as well the gas filter in the gas line. Put the ski back in the water and same problem, it seemed to maybe take the gas a little better but there is still no power. Did a compression check and all cylinders are right at 120. Ski runs good on the trailer and when at idle in the water but as soon as you give it some gas it seems to be sluggish and then will just die out on itself. When putting it in the water today to try out the "latest" fix we noticed that the ski seemed to vibrate when trying to turn it, it didn't just turn freely. Don't know if this has anything to do with the power problem or not.

    ANY ideas? We have changed and checked everything we can think of. HELP, please!


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    If your not doing something, its hard to screw up. stlouisramsfan's Avatar
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    Who rebuilt the carbs? Did they drill out the tamper caps on the highs and lows? This step gets skipped on these and remains a problem...

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    A guy we know who works for the local yama dealer rebuilt the carbs - he came highly recommended by several others - yes he did drill them - so now we have the adjustable screws - this what you are talking about, correct?

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    If your not doing something, its hard to screw up. stlouisramsfan's Avatar
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    Sounds like he did the carbs right... What was the original problem that caused failure last time?

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    Husband says it had a broke powervalve that took out the motor. We bought the ski from a friend who had bought a matching pair 2 years ago. He had nothing but trouble with both of the skis and ended up blowing up the motors in both (I know it had to hurt to have paid $10K plus shop bills to sell them at $500 each. We bought one of the pair about 1 1/2 years ago and put a new motor in it and rebuilt the carbs. The one we are working on now sat for 1 1/2 years and we just recently bought it. We know that he had put in new impellar and wear ring before motor blew, there was also part of the exhaust (the U shaped piece) that we replaced because it was cracked. We are thinking of holding a seance because we are concerned that it is possessed.

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    If your not doing something, its hard to screw up. stlouisramsfan's Avatar
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    How many hours on ski itself? Does it have a cat. Converter?

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    did the mechanic rejet the carbs or rebuild them to stock jetting??
    is the accelerator pump still hooked up?
    is the flap still there in the fuel pick-up? do you have a primer?
    what are the t-handles set at??

    just some ideas....the high speed screws might need to be opened up some.

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    No cat. converter - has a d plate, ski has 152 hours

    Carbs were rebuilt to stock, installed a primer kit, accelerator pump is hooked up, t-handles are set to stock on low end and 1/4 turn richer on high end

    What do you mean by flap in the fuel pickup?

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    I think he meant this by flap in the fuel pickup:
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...ight=fuel+flap

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    Ok - removed the fuel pickup and the flap was warped. Can we just remove the door or does it have to be replaced?

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