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    Updated 9/29/20 - Upgrades have been pushed until 10/7/20

    Over the last two years, there have been updates to the environment that have introduced challenges in usability, performance, and security. Efforts to improve the technology, user interface and site performance have revealed weaknesses in the platform and outdated software our site uses. This has made it increasingly difficult and frustrating to support and upgrade to more modern reliable standards that users deserve. This is not the experience we want for the members of this community.

    Members want a fast site that performs well across all devices, to be able to find relevant and interesting content, and easily share through text, images, video, and messaging on a secure platform. Our goal is to provide this user experience to all members. We will be updating to a new platform to better meet the needs of this community and allow us to provide support more efficiently. Our focus is to create a sustainable platform that performs well and loads faster on all devices while offering seamless ways to search and connect. Technology is constantly innovating - by creating an environment that we control we can maintain the site with more frequent improvements and maintenance updates.

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  • 1996 GTS Sea-doo

    Run great 15 min then no power, only creeps along. Replaced thermostat, gas lines and cleaned the carb. Now when you give it Throttle, starts to take off then, then no power only creeps along.

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    Had the same model, been there done that. That's a 24 year old machine with a 10 year life span. Check the compression. The engine could be worn out.
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      Originally posted by MrGreenthumb View Post
      Run great 15 min then no power, only creeps along. Replaced thermostat, gas lines and cleaned the carb. Now when you give it Throttle, starts to take off then, then no power only creeps along.
      Clean internal carb filters, replace voltage regulator. Your ski may be 24 years old, but it can be repaired indefinitely. And yes, you should run a compression check too. If the above items are checked to be good, then I would look at the clearance between the rotary valve and cover. It might have some wear and need to have a little machined off the lip to bring it back into spec.
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