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2010 Kawasaki JetSki STX-15F Overhaul - First Ski

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  • #16
    It's been a while and not a ton has been accomplished. I've been working on building up some funds to keep building. This week I was able to get a new impeller in and finish the pump rebuild.


    I am still also working on getting the broken spark plug threads out of the head. I may end up pulling the engine and doing a rebuild soon just to get the spark plug free. If anyone has any suggestions to get the threads of a spark plug out of the head hit me. The threads are all that is left the electrode came out along with the first 1 or 2 threads it broken off just below the nut.
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    • #17
      Well a short winter break and some home improvements and I'm back to working. Since the pump rebuild I've been working on the engine and a few other things. First off, I finally decided to drill out the spark plug so I pulled the top end of the engine out of the ski and cleaned up the head. Next I pulled the cylinders, cleaned them up and sent them out today for re-plating, hoping to have them back in 6 weeks. Today I also got the drive shaft out in preparation to replace the driveshaft seal and bearing. I've been working on waxing/polishing up the hull as well trying to get that looking better. I'm almost ready to put the stabilizers back on. Finally I got some rivets to reattach the right rear corner bumper and a new nose bumper to install as well as a new kawasaki deck decal.
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      • #18
        I put that blue marble HydroTurf in my blue Yamaha Exciter boat. It looks awesome!
        '15 Kawi Ultra 310X
        '99 Kawi Ultra 150 (2)
        '10 Kawi Ultra LX, '13 Kawi Ultra LX, '13 Kawi Ultra LX parts 'Ski
        '04 Kawi STX 15-F, '06 STX 15-F (2)
        '91 Kawi Jet Mate
        '97 Yamaha Exciter 220 (Boat)
        '99 Yamaha Exciter 270 (Boat)
        '78 Nacra 5.2 Catamaran
        '05 Windrider WR-10 Trimaran, '05 Windrider WR-16 Trimaran
        ... and that's just the boats! I'm living proof that you can have too many toys!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by steve45 View Post
          I put that blue marble HydroTurf in my blue Yamaha Exciter boat. It looks awesome!
          I do love the way it looks on the ski, not what I was planning on at first but happy I wen that route!
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          • #20
            Still waiting on the cylinder to come back so I've been slow moving on some other stuff. Last week I ordered a new intake grate since I broke mine trying to free it up and yesterday with a little convincing and heat I was able to get the broken piece off.
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            I tried to use the same method used to restore the stabilizers on the reverse hood however it was not a success so, I decided to throw some paint on that as well to make it look new again.

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            I was also able to get the hood painted to the new scheme, I'm not super happy with the way it came out but it will do for now until I know I can get it running, I'll recoat in the offseason to get it looking perfect.

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            I started cleaning up the hull inside since I have the engine out and I was able to rebuild the driveshaft bearing/seals. On order I have new piston rings and a gasket kit so when the cylinder returns I can jump right into the rebuild.

            I'm also trying to find the best way to get the white out of the black bottom, if anyone has a good trick to this, I'm open for suggestions!‚Äč
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            • #21
              I was just poking around on here recently and found a thread that almost sounds like my situation to a T, hopefully it is piston rings like this. It was a little worse for me though because the Nikasil was coming off the cylinders so they needed to be replated.

              Post number 22 gives similar compression as to what I was getting when I did the compression test.
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