Thread: Completely Lost Please Help!!
08-05-2008, 06:26 AM #1
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Completely Lost Please Help!!
I have a 98 SLH (or might be 99, 98 year of mfg on the tag) that I picked up for free and I want to try and use it this weekend but I have no idea what I need to do to get it ready or for that matter how to even put gas in it
I did get it to start for a minute (The battery needs to be replaced but the motor runs)
This is a 2 stroke?
I put mixed oil/gas in the gas tank? or not?
The oil tank under the fire ext cover is engine oil? or is that oil that mixes with the gas?
It says use only 2 cycle oil on the cap
if thats not the engine oil in that tank, wheres the engine oil? (see how clueless I am)
How do I change it?
The up down button on the bars doesnt seem to work (I guess thats trim?) That should work without the engine running?
Do I need to put a water hose in this thing somewhere when I start it out of the water in my driveway?
Anything else I should know?
Please be kind! and Thanks!!!
I tried to find an owners manual online but couldn't
Last edited by Flipper; 08-05-2008 at 06:44 AM.
08-05-2008, 06:42 AM #2
Welcome to the Hulk! You came to the only place you need for all your Polaris questions.
Before you do anything, don't run the ski...take some hours to cruise this board and get your base knowledge up because there are a few things that if you do by accident, you can really damage what seems like a nice ride.
But in the meantime while you're reading and asking questions, grab your camera and post some pics!!
Enjoy...jetskiing is fun! Take some time to learn so that you can be safe and your ski can be reliable as possible...the "search" function is a great place to start and very soon, you'll have a ton of replies here pointing you in the right direction.
08-05-2008, 07:07 AM #3
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Ive tried searching but its a lot to search through
The people I got it from are going to be with me this weekend and they have put it in the water many times.
The problem is they know very little about it and how to take care of it and have had to take it in for repair many many times because they are even more clueless then me.
I was just hoping someone could give me some general info about what fluids and where to put them etc so I can try to avoid any further problems. Theres little chance Im going to be able to avoid putting it in the water this weekend and I don't want to mess it up. I also dont have a lot of time to figure all this out.
Any help anyone could give is Greatly Appreciated!!!
I need to get to work and will check back when I get home.
Thanks Again For Any Help!
08-05-2008, 07:39 AM #4
08-05-2008, 07:40 AM #5
08-05-2008, 08:15 AM #6
The trim can be tested without the engine running if you have the blue bildge pump botton located on the front side of the start/stop buttons located on the left side handle bar. Just hold down the blue button and press the trim button up/down at the same time. You'll need someone at the back of the boat to see if it's moving or not.
08-05-2008, 08:19 AM #7
08-06-2008, 02:48 AM #8
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Thanks for All your input!!
Seaobin, thanks so much for answering all my questions!! It was a lot of help. Just to clearify, I just shove the hose in the hole in the bottom and then it's safe to start it?
JetskiMN, Thanks for the tip about the trim! I do have that button I'll test it this afternoon.
Chad, Thanks for your input, but woah man take a chill pill hah.
In my area I simply need to be 16 to operate, no vessel license required I checked. I'm also not some moron thats going to kill you while I'm out this weekend. I appreciate the info about the throttle/steering relationship and would appreciate and read any other helpful information that you or anyone else would like to share with me.
08-06-2008, 10:05 AM #9
Flipper, we all like to see out friends and family as well as our extended Polaris family safe and around for years to come.
There's no ill will, we just want everybody safe.
Come to think of it at 41, you're still a spring chicken around here. LOL
Last edited by ph2ocraft; 08-06-2008 at 10:07 AM.
08-06-2008, 02:30 PM #10
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