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Old 02-03-2013, 12:54 AM   #1
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Question Who here is good with jetski's?

Got a 2008 Seadoo RXT 3 seater.

Flushed it out as usual after taking it for a spin on the weekend.

After i took the hose out and turned the jetski off i walked to the back of the ski where the jet is, and a spring shot out at me from no where - i didnt touch or move anything it just shot out. Dont know where its off or what it does but its about 13cm long and 1cm diameter, oh and the spring was actually cracked in half - so it came out in two pieces. A friend of mine with the same ski said he had a look for a spring but couldn't find anything.

They want to charge me money for a manual off the seadoo website.

Anyone know where this mystery spring came from?

I'm paranoid to take the ski out without getting the spring fixed, and havn't had time to take it to a shop.

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:54 AM   #2
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Could it be something to do with the reverse bucket? That's the only thing off the top of my head that would be using a spring about that size.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:59 AM   #3
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Weird. Do all of the controls still feel ok and work properly? like the reverse thing, the steering, and the throttle linkage?

Maybe the spring actuated some kind of valve inside the hose connection. Or maybe it just held something in place so it wouldn't kink.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:10 AM   #4
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Does it look something like this?



But only one spring... Thats the only picture i could find.

Do you have a picture of the spring?
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:53 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help guys!
^^YES! That is the exact spring! It seriously just shot out - didn't touch a thing!

All the controls weren't jamming or anything.. the steering, reverse and throttle all felt normal..

Where does that spring belong??
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:56 PM   #6
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I think it belongs to the reverse cone. I remember seeing a similar spring on our seadoo, but i cant check since we sold them.

EDIT: I dont know exactly were the spring belongs. I searched for it online for you and all i found was a Jet Pump mounting kit which included those same exact springs. Not sure what it is used for though...
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #7
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Thanks man i appreciate it. I've had a look online at some blown up section diagrams and all i have found with a remotely similar spring is this;


^ part 51 which is this; but it doesn't look the same

http://www.pwcperformanceparts.com/s...-Spring/Detail

I cant find anywhere a diagram or even a photo with the springs you posted (which was the exact spring from my jetski)... Do you remember where you got the photo of them from?

Thanks

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #8
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The funny thing is, that image is for a 96 seadoo. That is all i could find it for too. When i searched for your specific seadoo, nothing similar pops up.

Here is were i found the image... https://www.google.com/search?q=sead...Mq_EiwKWtIHIAQ

I am not sure what that spring is for on your particular seadoo, but you said everything is functioning fine, right? Even the reverse gate?
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:26 PM   #9
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The funny thing is, that image is for a 96 seadoo. That is all i could find it for too. When i searched for your specific seadoo, nothing similar pops up.

Here is were i found the image... https://www.google.com/search?q=sead...Mq_EiwKWtIHIAQ

I am not sure what that spring is for on your particular seadoo, but you said everything is functioning fine, right? Even the reverse gate?
Thanks for the link.
I got that diagram off a website that said it was for a 2006 RXT lol so i dunno.

Yeah everything is functioning fine (outside of water) as far as i can tell. The reverse lever works and pulls down the reverse gate. I think it might be the spring pulling the lever down to the Forward position. It still goes into the Forward position but there is no pressure on the handle forcing it down, where as im pretty sure before hand the handle used to 'snap' down into Forward.

I had a look at that spring on ebay, and in the description it says it has superseded two part numbers which are not in production anymore.

Perhaps the spring that broke off my ski isn't in production and i need to get this new spring type
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #10
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Scrap the last post, ended up finding it on ebay, it's called a Reverse Gate Spring and it's roughly $20
Weird though cause it says it only fits 1990-2000 models.
Anyways, it's the exact spring so it must fit.
Thanks heaps for the help!
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:42 PM   #11
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Scrap the last post, ended up finding it on ebay, it's called a Reverse Gate Spring and it's roughly $20
Weird though cause it says it only fits 1990-2000 models.
Anyways, it's the exact spring so it must fit.
Thanks heaps for the help!
Glad you figured it out! Now that you describe the "snap" of the reverse gate, it makes sense!

Hope it all works out!
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