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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Yamaha waverunner repair help

So I get a call from a buddy last night and got roped into putting his waverunner back together. I don't know the full story, but someone else tore it apart looking for a problem that wasn't there....

This is the first watercraft I have worked on but it seems to only need basic work right now. Either way I need to put the manifold and a few head pipes back on. I am looking for a repair manual and some parts diagrams. (Can anyone help with those?) I am going with the assumtion that any gasket that was touched will need to be replaced even if they look good. The waverunner is a Yamaha XLT 1200 from 2002 or 2003. I also found a model number on hte inside sticker saying it was a xa1200a-a.

I can handle simple bolting on of parts, but might need advice if it doesn't start. It hasen't seen water in 3 years, and my buddy is the one who winterized it last. I know I have to do the usual of fluid changes and fuel system cleaning since he doesnt know what fuel stabilizer is.

He showed me a place I can connect a garden hose to so that you can run the motor as much as you like without it being in water. Any truth to that? Otherwise what is the longest I should run it since it won't have lake water to cool the motor.
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He showed me a place I can connect a garden hose to so that you can run the motor as much as you like without it being in water. Any truth to that? Otherwise what is the longest I should run it since it won't have lake water to cool the motor.
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Not long at all, a few minutes at most.

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I know you plan on working on it yourself, but here is a thread about some local shops incase you change your mind or need advice.

http://www.pwctoday.com/f70/what-bes...is-283317.html

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I work on my own PWCs, no big deal. The only problem is that the access to work in the confined area is a PITA.

Related to the hose, be sure to read your manual. Mine says not to run it on the hose more than 20 seconds at a time. A hose CANNOT deliver the same volume of water that the water intake does, so you can EASILY fry the engine.

There are some good forums out there for PWC, I use Green Hulk myself.

Download a Service Manual or buy one and get started. I have two here at home at the moment, just finished getting one working, need to get the other one working now.... maybe this weekend if the weather holds out.

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