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  1. #1
    May 2003
    Lake Charles, LA


    I recently took my 95 yamaha III waverunner out of storage. 2 years. Starter was froze.
    Replaced it. Engine was froze. Pulled it out,
    and knocked the engine loose. I pulled off the cylinders and cleaned everything with fine sandpaper, Filled the Crank with Diesel about 5 or 6 times, to clean it up. I put new rings on, changed the gaskets. Cleaned the carburator, but didn't use a carb kit. The only thing that appeared a problem was the needle valve was sticking so I cleaned that real well.
    I've got 150psi in each cylinder. But its hard to start. I gotta pour fuel into carbs to start initially. It idles fine after a while but when you rev it up, it has problems and chokes out.
    I figure carb problem. Carb Kit? or worse?

  2. #2
    Mar 2003


    Carb kit, and I wouldn't bet a wooden nickel on the engine lasting very long.
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  3. #3
    May 2003
    Lake Charles, LA


    I hear you. I feel I'm running on borrowed time. I just thought I'd give it a try.
    What in your opinion will fail? From what I could see in the crank, the bearings were shiny and no up and down give at all in the rods.

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