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    How do I adjust the idle?

    I have a 2000 polaris Genesis. It is carbed. Out of the water with the hose connected it idles nice at 1200 RPM. But in the water it idles to slow. About 850 RPM. It acts like it is going to die. Is there an easy way to increase the idle so it will idle at 1200 in the water?
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    Idle speed adjustment is covered in the service manual.

    The engine is otherwise running properly - full power and RPM at WOT - correct?

    If not, then check the basics - compression, spark, correct spark plugs, plug wire ends, etc.

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    yes it runs great. The idle is just to slow. I think the old owner set the idle out of the water and now it is to slow in the water. Also it gets water in the hull. Where does the bilge pump the water out at? I can tell its running but I don't think it is pumping any water out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Budman View Post
    yes it runs great. The idle is just to slow. I think the old owner set the idle out of the water and now it is to slow in the water.

    Also it gets water in the hull. Where does the bilge pump the water out at? I can tell its running but I don't think it is pumping any water out.
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    Idle speed should be set in the water.

    Bilge pump exit - just follow the hose from the pump.

    Where is the water coming in?

    Check the area where the drive shaft comes through the seals of the through-hull bearing.

    Also check the speedometer pick-up tube, which is connected to a nipple located directly below the drive shaft.

    If you have siphon bilge drains, make sure the plastic elbows are mounted up high in the hull. And check the tiny breather holes in the side of each elbow for clogs.

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I am going to try and find out where the water is coming in tomorrow. As for the idle is there an idle adjust knob somewhere? Do all the carbs have to be adjusted separately?
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    The idle ajustment screw is item #31 in the pic. Turn clockwise to increase rpms. It's the only adjustment you need to make, as the other carbs are coupled to the carb with the adjuster.
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    Thanks starflight. That is what I was looking for. I didn't want to start turning the wrong screw. I can't download the service manual because my hard drive is maxed out and I have deleted as much off of it that I can. I have a brand new Gateway system sitting here I just need some spare time to set it up. Then I will download all the manuals.
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    Your welcome. I'm gunna go pickup my new Gateway today.
    Model P-7805U

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    Mine is an LX6810. I hope with the Quad processor and 8GB of memory it will be quick. The computer I am using now is a gateway also. It has ran perfectly for 10 Years. In fact I haven't shut it off in ten years. Back then a 40 GB hard drive was awsome. Now it sucks. But we are going to the lake today so the new computer will have to wait.

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