Maybe some kind of compression relief for easier starting? I seriously dought that all the cylinders are worn evenly that bad and it starts and runs fine. What do the plugs look like? does it smoke like a fiend? If not I would bet it's not that bad.Taking it for a test ride would tell you for sure. If it's that worn it should be a dog and smoke like crazy at higher rpm's.Steve
Last edited by panther150; 09-28-2010 at 09:36 PM.
most jet ski cylinders looked all siezed up and still run ok, i did a top end on my 97 gti all seized and scratched and wonder how it ran so good for many years, it showed 120 psi in both cyl and cant believe it ran ,go figure
comp on that ski should be 120 psi if its healthy, and the statement 'it wont run below 90' was proved incorrect when it started, 60 psi on all 3 indicate possible incorrect pistons and or head causing low compression, is the engine the orig kawasaki green all over, is there any indication some has been inside and maybe painted, i would be concerned about internal problems and adjust accordingly.