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Old Yesterday, 09:33 AM   #1
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My 2002 Seadoo GTX RFI suddenly began running poorly mid=ride as if plugs were fouling. I pulled the plugs and they look ok. So. It could be several other issues. The problem is finding someone to diagnose and service it. Dealer doesn’t want it … parts no longer available. I believe the issue can be resolved as the sled is sound with not a ton of hours. But who is around (I am in Moultonborough) that can handle this. I am done for the season. Would also consider winter storage and servicing in the spring.
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My 2002 Seadoo GTX RFI suddenly began running poorly mid=ride as if plugs were fouling. I pulled the plugs and they look ok. So. It could be several other issues. The problem is finding someone to diagnose and service it. Dealer doesn’t want it … parts no longer available. I believe the issue can be resolved as the sled is sound with not a ton of hours. But who is around (I am in Moultonborough) that can handle this. I am done for the season. Would also consider winter storage and servicing in the spring.
There was an independent guy in Ossipee who was into finding solutions on older machines. I can't recall the name or if he was any good, but it may be worth searching.

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I just got rid of my 2000 gtx rfi because of the parts issue. They have rave valves in them. These carbon up and stop moving, or the actuator fails. More likely carboned up from your description. They are easy to pull apart and clean. Lots of youtube videos on it, watch a few of them and have at it. There is also a rotary valve in the engine that goes, if that's it then it's probably junk. Good luck.
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We live in a disposable world now. Getting tough to find guys to work on older boats, sleds jet skis etc. pretty sad.
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Hi all,

The biggest issue is getting parts. I have a 1996 GTX and a 2002 GTX-4Tec. All parts generally specific to those models are out of production and out of dealer stock. You have to typically find used parts from ebay.

As pointed out, independent shops are your best bet with older machines or doing your own work. The dealers are not really set up to deal with the older stuff.

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