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Jet Ski Help

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Timicha, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Jun 21, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    So i'm fixing my girlfriends jet ski and have never worked on a jet ski so i need to know if it is alright to start these things out of water? do i need to hook a hose up to it some where like a boat? or do i have to be in water to see if this thing runs now?
     
  2. Jun 21, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    You have to hook it up to a hose. There should be a connection near the engine somplace.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    you want to hook it up to water if you're running it. there are a couple different hose hook up methods. Most seadoos for example have a tube on the back near the water outlet that a hose screws directly into. Last yamaha i saw had a small adapter tube that plugged into a water hose under the seat, and then a garden hose plugged into that. what kind of ski is it?
     
  4. Jun 21, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    its a two stroke yahmaha waverunner 1100 . kind of older, the purple and teal addition haha
     
  6. Jun 21, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    gonna go look for hose fittings
     
  7. Jun 21, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    Then look at step 4 in the above link.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    i cant find the port for the hose where's it gonna most likely be located

    and its actually a Yamaha wave venture 1100 triple.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    ya there is a little thing under the seat but i think it needs a stupid adapter for the hose
     
  11. Jun 21, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    yeah it probably does. It may be something that you could get at a hardware store or it may be their quick connect thing I'm not sure.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    ya i'm gonna go take it off and head to a hardware store to see if i can find somthin.

    thanks a lot everyone!
     
  13. Jun 21, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    No prob and good luck
     
  14. Jun 25, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    Did you get what you needed?
     
  15. Jun 25, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    nd

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    you guys are giving horrible advice. it doesn't need to be hooked up to water. it does however, need to have water in the gas tank. fresh water is fine for a lake but if its going in the ocean you'll want to put salt water in the gas tank. do a 1:4 mix and you should be fine




    Edit: i just automatically assumed you know better than to mix water in your gas tank. i hope you know better but i started thinking about it, and if you didn't know better i'd hate to be responsible for destroying your gf's jet ski. DO NOT mix water in the gas tank
     
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    Oh yes. How could we forget the water in the tank?:p
     
  17. Jun 25, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    Oh know i put water in the gas tank what am i gonna do now

    no but i got it running and runs good! i couldn't find the adapter so i just taped the hose to it with duct tape and it just dripped a little haha but worked fine.
     
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    i cant believe i took the tiime to try to help you and you didn't even say thank you. thats gratitude for ya....
     
  19. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    i know. i was amazed you guys forgot about that
     
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    oh my bad how could i forget :rolleyes: i think the water in the tank is what helped. that H in H20 burns so nice
     
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