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I need assistance with a 2013 Yamaha waverunner

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I need assistance with a 2013 Yamaha waverunner
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  StLouisWayne replied 5 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

What do you need?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It starts and runs for about 2-3 minutes then runs really rough. I have replaced the jet pump and prop. Then I noticed that water was leaving between the exhaust housing. The bolts were loose do I tighten them and no more leaks.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Are you a marine mechanic?
Expert:  StLouisWayne replied 5 months ago.

Not by trade. Im A mechanic and have had jet skis and waverunners since A 600 was a fast one. I would say Im experienced. But I will opt out and let a marine mechanic answer. Thanks

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
How do I get a marine mechanic
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 5 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** am I speaking to ?

I'm a PWC specialist, I'm here strictly for personal watercraft, I have been involved with them for the late 70's, I see your past comments.

So just so we are on the same page, I need a little better description on the symptoms, also including top speed and the max RPM's that you are getting at wide open throttle....etc ?

Any other things you have tried ?

  • Hours on the unit ?
  • Service record, explain any servicing you have perform lately ?
  • Do you have access to a compression gauge ?
  • Salt or Fresh water usage ?

Thanks

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I have 17. I do not have a compression gauge.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
One other interesting point. When I have it out of the water on my jet dock and a water house pumping water it revs without any hesitation
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
My name is Walter
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Can you call me?
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 5 months ago.

OK, let me start out by saying, I asked a few questions there, if this is going to work, you need to give me precise answers on EVERY question, if not then how I process, you are not going the get the answer or the fix you are seeking ?

I have 17 ???? whats that ?

Thanks

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I have 17 hours on it.
No service had been performed. I do the winterization.
It is always in fresh water
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Are you still here?
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 5 months ago.

What about this, came you give me a little more info, just remember I have not only seen your unit but let alone ride it, I have thousands and thousands of hours on PWC's so I can relate to the drivability to the failure, any info is going to help me, I don't have a crystal ball so help me out the best you can

"So just so we are on the same page, I need a little better description on the symptoms, also including top speed and the max RPM's that you are getting at wide open throttle....etc ?"

Also Im really busy so I might not answer you back it a timely fashion

Thanks

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It's better we talk. If your too busy l will talk to some else
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I know your busy but it's been 20 minutes since I asked a question
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 5 months ago.

Yes I think in your case it would be better, I'm the only PWC guy on line currently.

Thanks good luck !

Expert:  RSRBOB replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

I read the information shared so far. I too have additional questions for you. At one point, you described something that sounded like an exhaust leak.

1.) Was this leak inside the engine compartment?

2.) Were you able to repair that leak?

3.) If you run the engine with the seat off, either on the flush kit or on the trailer in the water or tied to a dock so it doesn't move, do you see smoke in the engine compartment?

4.) What prompted the replacement of the jet pump and prop?

Thanks,

Customer/p>

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