How to Repair Jet Ski Engine Problems
In 2017, there were 38 new models of cars in the United States. However, it is difficult to ignore that there were some new models of water riding vehicles as well. These vehicles have proved to be very useful and a great source of enjoyment to owners. Jet skis are well known for their super water rides that every person -- owners and renters -- will enjoy.
However, it is important to highlight the importance of jet ski maintenance. Most water riding vehicles have their problems, and a jet ski pump problem does not mean that it is the end of the road for the jet ski. Here are some few tips that water riders should use to solve various problems that can happen to their jet ski pump.
1. Replacing the fuel lines
Jet ski fuel filters are likely to be ignored in the initial stages of diagnosing the engine problem. It is common knowledge that worn-out and deteriorating fuel lines are likely to leave out debris that may destroy and clog the jet ski filter. This causes the entire engine to be very slow. Some minor engine works can be very effective in removing the fuel lines and the clogged filters.
You should know that there are no one-size-fits-all fuel lines. Therefore, you have to make sure that the fuel line you are getting will serve your interests. With clean fuel lines and working filters, the performance of your engine is likely to be restored.
2. Replacing the jet pump
The jet ski fuel pump could be the reasons why the entire engine is not working. The only feasible and reliable solution is to replace it with a working fuel pump. In most cases, you will find the jet ski fuel pump located on the lower or bottom side of lake jets. If you realize that noises are coming from the jet pump when the watercraft is in idle mode, your jet ski fuel pump is damaged and needs replacement.
The wearing out of your jet ski fuel pump could be the fact that it has served you for many years. However, the wear rings could also be the problem. They could have been affected by the debris as the pump propels water. This could have significant impacts on engine performance. You should make sure that your jet pump is maintained regularly to eliminate these problems.
3. Replacing the crankshaft
Sometimes jet ski fuel pumps may not be the problem. The engine problems could be emanating from rusted crankshafts. Most of the technicians who have for a longer period been involved in rebuilding water riders have been known to favor welded based crankshafts. The weld plays a significant role in holding pins in place. On the other hand, pins are very useful, especially when it comes to holding the flywheel in place, which counters the weight of the crankshaft. If your crankshaft is not welded, there is a high chance that it will rust and reduce its performance.
4. Changing the battery
Batteries are often overlooked as the source of the problems. Unless the engine refuses to start, a car owner will never check the status of the battery. In a jet ski, the battery is likely to lose its charge over time. This is likely to happen when the battery is left in the cold for an extended period. Experts recommend that batteries be stored in garages or warm areas where they will not be in direct contact with wind or moisture. Covering the battery terminals with cardboard could be essential in ensuring that the battery has a longer lifespan.
People overlook maintenance and repair of jet skis when they are buying one. It is important to make sure that everything has been thoroughly checked. You don't want to experience a situation where it is summer, and your jet ski is not working.