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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    I read your carb rebuild thread...Nice! Makes me think I can actually do it. I'll be ordering the parts soon. I certainly did NOT want to buy a project boat but here we go......
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    So back to the smoke issue.... I rebuilt the top end. I noticed that there was a fair amount of oil in the bottom of the engine. Enough that the bottom of the piston rod came back up wet when I turned it...see picture in a previous post. I assumed there has to be some oil there to keep the...
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    We needed cupholders...so I made some!
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    Also..... spark plug wires. When I follow them back to the coils they seem opposite to each other. How do I know which side of the coil goes to which spark plug. That doesn't seem to be covered in the manual either.
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    I have two 97 shop manuals for the 787 and I don't see this contraption anywhere. Fuel pump?? Anyone have any info on it....like adjustments?
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    Well that was almost a waste of 2 days. I got it all back together.... compression is equal between the cylinders but a bit lower....between 135-140 psi. Still smokes like crazy but it runs on the starboard side. Can't get the port side to idle at all. Plan: tackle the port side carbs and get it...
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    I made my own ring compressor with my new 3D printer...worked like a dream!
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    How much oil should there be in the bottom of the crankcase?? Again,I'm a newbie to two stroke engines, if this was a four stroke that wouldn't bother me at all.
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    Rebuild kit on order....and the manual looks like it actually does cover off replacing the pistons so I'll give it a shot. What do I use to get the wrist pin out of the piston without a puller??
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    Oh its right...I was hoping to make it last the year. Once I find a decent video showing a top end rebuild, I might just tackle it. I'm going to double check it...again.
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    I got the starboard side engine started but I think there's a problem. Video attached. It is idling at about 3000rpm with no throttle. The smoke is pretty obvious. The metal "tinking" sound seems to go away when I pull the trailer strap, so I'm pretty sure it's a trailer issue. Also...
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    Any idea what this is?? Found it in the bottom of the bilge, right near the drain. It even says Bombardier on it.
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    I just bought a 12v one at the electronic store. Looks almost identical to the old one.
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    Any common cause of no beeping when lanyard plugged in? I have replaced the buzzer and still nothing. I put a volt meter on the buzzer wires and it jumps up to about 4v briefly.
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    New (to me) 97 Challenger 1800....where to start ??

    This thing has all new oil and water lines in it. Even a roll of about 10' of spare hose. So that's one bright spot!
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