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    letting an X4 sit upside down for about a month

    what precautions should i take?

    i know i should remove or at least drain the fuel tank. i converted to premix so i have no oil tank. should i strap the motor down somehow to take the stress off the mounts.

    i want to fill all the scrapes on the bottom from the previous owner and repaint it. might not do that till next winter though. if i am going to go through all that trouble i might as well do the top too. i dont have time for that right now with school and all though. i guess i am asking more out of curiosity right now than anything. i am curious to see how a cobalt blue type color would look on an X4


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    look at electric blue pearl. It a 2008 dodge color, i painted my 96xp that color and it looks sweet. When i did my hull prep i had the motor out it was alot easier just make sure you write down where your shims are placed on your mounts when you put it back in. I think with the motor in and upside down it would put stress on the rubber motor mounts.

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    ya that probably is what i will do with the motor. make it lighter to move around too. you have any picture of your ski?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redemn93 View Post
    i converted to premix so i have no oil tank.
    what about the oil bath for the rotary valve???
    you should still have oil in the tank for that.

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    you can connect the two lines going to the tank and just keep oil in it. just change it every now and then. it isnt supposed to use up oil (as in burning it). its just there to lubricate.

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    Another option is to stand it on it's (transom) end, leaning it against a wall. This is how I trued mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96XPSS View Post
    Another option is to stand it on it's (transom) end, leaning it against a wall. This is how I trued mine.

    interesting. details or pics please?

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    i woudl pull the motor, put it on a bench,and then do whatever you want with the hull.
    trust me, you sound like a detail oriented guy who wants a custom trick ski.
    you will enjoy rehabilitating the inside of your hull too!!!
    steam clean, simple green, it will come out lookin like new!!!!
    you can also rehab/ replace any parts you find that are iffy, or ugly.
    fuel lines are a biggie!!!!!
    bad starter cables. rerout the neg cable to a spot on the manifold to teh rear of the engine.
    rehab the vts boots.
    replace any old exhaust gaskets, hoses.
    good time to do a F/A set and a rejet.
    throw in a prop and wear ring too.
    all this is so cheep now on these older skis.
    actaully wont take that long to pull it out, and you really shoud pull it to flip the hull.
    if it takes you a month to rehab the hull, in that time you can easily do the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redemn93 View Post
    interesting. details or pics please?
    I don't think I have any pics. The area I did it had a 12' ceiling, and I pulled the pump, slid it off my trailer onto some cardboard, then attached a come-a-long to the front eye. Stood a stepladder beside it and stood it up. Once straight up and down, you can catwalk it side to side to get it in the perfect location to lean the bars against the wall (hardly any weight on the bars). Then use another safety strap to hold in position in case a huge gust of wind tries to tip it over (if done outside).

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    That's how i did my 95 750ss but yet again my motor was out. It was a bitch trying to fit it between my trusess in my garage.

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