Thread: Fix for GIO and Plug prob??
03-03-2009, 09:02 PM #1
Fix for GIO and Plug prob??
A couple of Kawasaki dealers here have put us on to a fix (they have been told from Kawasaki) for GIO and plug fouling. Replace the brass elbow joint in the front of the muffler with a 260x part Num 16087-3714 which is a Valve-Check fitting.
The theory behind is to hold more heat in the Engine Block giving a better ring seal, thus helping GIO and Plug fouling.
I have just got mine today and will fit tonight and see if it helps. Anyone else heard of this?
03-03-2009, 09:37 PM #2
read about the valve when the 260 came out was wondering what the benefit of it was for. the way i understood is at a certain rpm it must shut the water off entering the waterbox is this correct.
03-03-2009, 10:02 PM #3
03-03-2009, 10:26 PM #4
The dealers say that it holds hot water in the block for longer and regulates water back into muffler.
03-03-2009, 10:35 PM #5
03-03-2009, 10:47 PM #6
It's a 58.00 part, so let us know what this involves and how easy to get to it and install for us do-it yourselfers.
03-03-2009, 10:49 PM #7
03-03-2009, 10:52 PM #8
03-04-2009, 09:09 AM #9
My ski should be done getting Fixed for the second time under warranty for GIO. This time the rings and cylinders are being replaced and Kawi is installing a water bypass for the oil cooler. This is suppose to raise the oil temp and eliminate the GIO . Whatever... I have a 5 year warranty and thus far have had the GIO fixed annually. Next year I'm going to insist in 09 piston and cylinders. Heading to Florida next week for two weeks. Will let you know if if the bypass was a fix or not.
03-04-2009, 10:05 AM #10
Just bought an Ultra 250 - 2008 brand new. Do you think that this kind of break in can be one part of making the GIO-problems disappear?
Look at the pistons!
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