I have a question about an older Bombardier Seadoo. Im not sure if its a 94-96. I filled the tank with gas and after trying to start it several times, and flooding it, I then killed the battery. I have attempted to charge the battery and as I try to start it, it sounds like it is about to kick over, but doesn't start. Any idea as to hopefully an easy fix or do I need to get it serviced?
Charging battery overnight.
Has the ski been sitting without being used for some time? What model is it?
I had rode it the day before and there wasnt any problem. I am model. It is a 3 person Bombardier
Not knowing what you have already tried we will start with the basics, remove the plugs and inspect them, if they are black and sooty they will need to be replaced, 2 stroke engine require frequent plug replacement. If they look good inspect them for spark.
I will try that first. The jetski is at our camp so I will change the spark plugs anyway. Seeing that we are on an island and its expensive to get back and forth on the ferry, could you maybe give me a second idea of the problem so maybe we can be prepared and not have to find a marine mechanic. I will say that we did purchase it from a marina last year, they went through it thoroughly, replacing battery, plugs etc. We used it several times, 10 maybe all last summer and we had it stored in a garage for the winter. This summer, we had to charge the battery, and have used it maybe 4 times since this problem. It started as soon as it was flooded, battery died, charged the battery and it now sounds like it wants to turn over but doesn't. Also how do you recognize a spark coming from the plugs?
It is possible that debris have come loose from the inside of the fuel tank and have now plugged up the carbs, at that point the carbs will need to come off and be serviced. To check for spark, remove the plug and reconnect the wire to it, lay it on the cylinder head and look for a bright blue spark. It sounds to me like you likely only have a set of fouled plugs.
Experienced personal watercraft tech