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Jon G

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  1. Thanks for your help! doesn't look like we have bent anything..... we will have a good look when its on the bench.
  2. Ideal I will have a go at that tomorrow and will let you know how I get on.
  3. and No it does not have IBR
  4. They where not in there before the wet test as I checked, but it may have happened during the test which is my guess. I will buy some of that tomorrow. what do you make of the torque wrench do you use one? or will it be ok just to use a wrench?
  5. Hello all, Bought my first PWC last weekend (2005 Seadoo wake), long story short the trailer bearings fell apart on the trip home so I have had to repair the trailer today. Took it out the garage for the first time and I simply wanted to run it on the hose for 30 seconds so that I could check the oil level. As soon as I stared it up I knew something was wrong as the ski made the most horrendous sound. Checked the pump to see what all the noise was about and a few stones seem to be wedged in the pump (picture - https://www.dropbox.com/s/y124lyx8f2viqca/DSC_0211.JPG?dl=0 - https://www.dropbox.com/s/s0hnagguac6apy9/DSC_0213.JPG?dl=0) Not having much luck so far. I have also noticed this browny water? in the hull any ideas? (picture - https://www.dropbox.com/s/dsdzk19qu4fzn8n/DSC_0216.JPG?dl=0 ) Fist questions: Is stripping the reverse gate and jet pump down a big job or do you think it is achievable? Will I need a torque wrench? (I have downloaded a workshop manual and I have noticed that all the nuts should be a specific tension - picture - https://www.dropbox.com/s/7sm72all5bz1gfs/2005-seadoo-4-tech-shop-manual - 1.pdf?dl=0) Second question... that "browney water".... what do you make of this? is it something to be concerned about? Any help would be much appreciated, I just want to get out on the water P.S I cant seem to be able to attach pics, any ideas?
  6. Thanks for reply!! I was hoping you where going to say something like that. Challenge excepted! Hopefully see you out on the water some time, defiantly owe you a beer or two.
  7. https://www.dropbox.com/s/u02qt5f287b6z5f/DSC_0192.JPG?dl=0
  8. any idea why I cant upload a picture? keep getting upload failed
  9. Hello again! After alot of searching I have finally purchased a PWC! 2005 SEADOO WAKE 255 Hours and looks ok. On the wet test it went ok. It was kept in Sussex Marine watersports and I was assured by them that it had been looked after. After doing more research I understand that you can see the impeller and wearing ring from the under side of the Ski. What do you make of this?
  10. Definitely a bargain that Jay.... If I found one for that price it would make things alot easier. Seen a few... 2004 for 3K not to far away from me and a 2005 near London for 3.5k and another 2005 for around the 4k I think. Really like the look of this type of ski but will need to check the maintenance, compressions ect when I view. What was the fuel cost like on yours Jay? Still keeping my eyes open for a spark. And a remap is a good idea. Not thought of that.
  11. Thanks again for the comment! From what I understand the servicing has been carried out on a regular routine. But I will look at the paperwork when I have a look. Good to hear that your mate has got one and it has served him well. How do you check the compression of a ski?
  12. Hello, back again after a days viewing, online shopping and researching.... Another very interesting day. I went to view the 2 stroke yamaha ski and look around the show room at the new sparks. The used skis where in mint condition to be honest, but even the shop owner advised a 4 stroke and highlighted the many advantages of the high power spark... but with a list price of £7409 and from my searching today few used examples for less then £5500 this is defiantly out of my budget. The shop was very helpful! However! I have found a good looking SEADOO GTX Wake - 2005 within my budget. Looking at the spec http://www.personalwatercraft.com/specs/sea-doo/3-4-passenger/2005/gtx/wake/detail.html it is 4 stroke and is not turbo or supercharged as recommended. I have called the owner for the details and they have confirmed that they have owned the ski from new and that it has full service history, and 200 hours on the clock. They have also confirmed that I can take it out for a spin next weekend. Am I right in thinking 200 hours is a reasonable amount? anything i need to know about this particular ski? what should I look for when viewing? As always any more help would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Tad more reassured reading your last message. Beginning to worry a ski is out of my budget the more I look into things. Going to do some more digging tomorrow and see what Skis are about. And crunch some numbers. Thanks again for the messages. Great to get some information from people in the know!
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