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    Question oiling up plugs (WET)

    Further to my original post about the water in my engine, here's another issue - might be related.......?

    I had water in my engine, drained it, had issues in starting it (Duh!!)
    but today I had good news. It started!
    I've got the water out, charged the battery which cured the weak sparking so things should be looking up.

    However, I thought that when I got it fired up, any residue would be be burnt off & all would be well. But the plugs are still getting 'oiled' up. At least, I think it's oil. I had the head off & checked it and there's a tiny amount of this 'oil' that comes up every time the piston comes up.
    I've got new pistons & rings in there, so the oil rings shouldn't be the problem should they?

    Once I had the ski running, I had it on the hose for a few minutes. Then I stopped the engine with the start/stop switch. Then I went to start again & nothing! Checked the plugs - soaking wet with 'oil'.

    Any ideas?
    (It's a 1996 Seadoo GTX 800 by the way - thought the info might help)


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    It's a two-stroke...do you know what that means? Oil is mixed with the gas and burned. You will always have oil on the plugs. Since the next questions is "is this too much?" how about posting us a pic of your plugs and we'll tell you if they're normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96XPSS View Post
    It's a two-stroke...do you know what that means? Oil is mixed with the gas and burned. You will always have oil on the plugs. Since the next questions is "is this too much?" how about posting us a pic of your plugs and we'll tell you if they're normal.

    2 stroke.... Hmmm, I seem to remember seeing that somewhere........
    Seriously though, I appreciate the fact that there should always be oil in the cylinders, but these plugs are really wet. I'll post pictures later. I'm going to try to clear it shortly so I'll take the photo's & post them when I get back.

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    OK, I went up to my garage today & after cleaning the plugs again, I got her started. She runs sweet as a nut!
    However, when I stopped the engine - the plugs looked like the photo below.
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    just take it out and run it and burn that crap off

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiversinc View Post
    OK, I went up to my garage today & after cleaning the plugs again, I got her started. She runs sweet as a nut!
    However, when I stopped the engine - the plugs looked like the photo below.
    did u let the engine idle for a little while before shutting it off? letting it idle for a while before shutting it down and pulling the plugs right away could cause this

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    That plug looks absolutely normal for sitting and running on the trailer.

    If/when the porcelin turns black, then it's fouled. They will always look wet, BTW. The only time they will be dry is when you do a wot throttle chop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96XPSS View Post
    That plug looks absolutely normal for sitting and running on the trailer.

    If/when the porcelin turns black, then it's fouled. They will always look wet, BTW. The only time they will be dry is when you do a wot throttle chop.
    yeah the plug chop was the point i was tryin to get at

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    thanks guys, i appreciate your input. i guess i'm just a bit paranoid after the hassles i've had with this ski since i bought it.
    i can rest a little easier now i know that this is quite normal.
    you've all been a great help.

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