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    Sputtering then shutting off

    I have a 2005 3 seat 4-tec GTX. I had my other ski down for repairs so to be fair to my wife I didn't ride without her. Well I fixed my polaris and we tried to go out the other day and when the seadoo just started sputtering. I got it off the trailer and about a 1/4 mile out then it crapped out. The ski will start but just sputters and back fires. I charged the battery checked the oil and plugs and all checked good. I started it today and it would only stay running (on the hose) for about 5-8 secs then sputter out. I have brand new gas in it also. Any clues thanks.


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    When was the last time that it ran ok?... Ron

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    has the skie has been sitting for a while ???

    Idk to me it sounds like a electrical problem

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    Check Your Fuel Pressure, And Check For Spark Coming Out The Spark Plugs, Cylinder Compression And See What Can You Find And Take From There......

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    See if it runs better on the hose with the seats off. If so, you have exhaust leaking into your hull.

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    to respond..yes it has been sitting for a while. I t hasn't been in the water for about 8 months. I tried running it with the seats off and got the same result. I pulled the plugs and was getting spark at all of them I also turned it over without plugs in to try and blow any crud out.

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    Have you checked to see if the fuel injectors are clogged up?
    Last edited by nightowl7; 08-08-2008 at 12:44 PM.

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