I'm looking for some ideas on getting a 'new to me' XP running (717cc dual carb). The Ski has been sat unused in AZ for 3 years with an empty gas tank.
I checked the oil, added 5 gallons of fresh gas and 2 new spark plugs and dropped some 50:1 mix into the cylinders before turning it over - after a couple of tries it fired up. Very smoky to begin with and then it cleared and ran fine of the hosepipe.
However, when I put it into the water, it would idle but as soon as I gave it some throttle it would die. Pulled it out the lake and it ran fine again.
The ski has been well maintained previously - has very low hours and is in a very clean condition. I pulled the air cleaner and everything was spotlessly clean.
The only thing I noticed was that out of the water, the idle speed was only about 1500rpm - the manual says it should be 3000rpm out of water, 1500 in the water
Would the low idle speed cause the engine to die when I gave it throttle on the lake?
I will raise the idle speed tomorrow but what are the settings for low speed mixture and high speed mixture?
What else should I be checking?