UPDATED 7-13-12: NEW MEMBERS, PLEASE READ: A Message from Dr Honda.

Seadoobuddy

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#26
SDDPartsguy - Weren't you paying attention. We just had a class on this the other week. (this could go on forever on these "forgetful" parts)

BTW - I don't think this was suppose to be an on-going thread. Tony was making a very valid point in starting this.
 


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#27
That would be useful information if I was on this forum a week ago...lighten up was a joke.
 

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#28
We don't have a lot of rules on this forum, but one unwritten one is we don't joke around on the tech forums, unless the original poster has his questions answered.

Most anyone on this forum can tell you that I joke around more than most, but it try to keep it on the off topic section. Try looking at "Ask, Jake, Lou, and Criss thread.

Lou
 
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#30
Well I said it was a joke not a good joke but a joke anyway. Maybe I'll stick to saying nothing at all like a good junior member should.


Jim.
 
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#31
Btw Seadoobuddy thank you for the welcome... this is a very informative and entertaining site. lots of intelligent threads on here...glad to be aboard.


Jim
 

Dr Honda

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#34
I wish I read this before sending you a PM today. Im nice, I'm a good guy. I have a nice smile. :)

What you PM'ed about was perfectly fine. :thumbsup:


Guys....


I'm really not an angry kind of guy. I just don't want PM's with the basic questions from guys who didn't try to search, or make a post with the problem. We all learn from this site from making posts.

If you have a legit question, and tried to make a post... and you aren't getting an answer... feel free to PM me.
 

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#35
Good morning Doc,

I am a brand new member here, when I saw this thread I was excited because I thought it was going to be like a thread I read on a car forum I frequent.

So in a effort to be helpful I thought I would show you that thread, it was a collaboration between several members on that board and it is required reading for all new member on that forum. It cuts down on the PM's and the same questions over and over again.

RX-8's are quirky cars and very misunderstood, many people buy them without knowing all it takes to properly maintain one, they re a true enthusiast car as you really need to invest some time and care into them.

http://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/new-potential-owners-start-here-202454/

They also have a thread titled, "No Flaming all stupid questions go here". This thread is full of the same question over and over but the rule is, no flaming, so it is like a flame for moths, all the newbs go there to read and ask questions.

Just some suggestions, I am still digesting this place so this may actually exist already and I have not found it yet, if so I apologize.

jim
 

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#36
This is AWESOME!!!!! Makes the search results sooooooo much better!
Just a tip on searching the site for you guys. The built in search software pales in comparison to Google's. What you can do is go to Google and type this in verbatim:

YOUR SEARCH TERM site:seadooforum.com

Just replace YOUR SEARCH TERM with whatever you are searching for. It will be a lot more accurate in finding what you are looking for :cheers:
 

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#38
Hi Guys,

OK... most of you know me, and I try to give help whenever I can. Also... it takes a lot to get me upset, but in the last 2 months... I've gotten a bunch of PM's from people with only a few posts to their name, and are asking questions ranging from VERY basic maintenance, to common issue questions.


SO....

If you only have a few posts to your name... please do not PM members for basic questions. This is a chat board. We all learn things from reading posts. The only reason to PM a member is to ask a personal question, or to ask something that may not be seadoo related. There is no reason in the world for a NOOB to PM a senior member to ask....

1) What kind of oil should I use?
2) Where is the water leak?
3) I have Tempo hoses and the ski doesn't run
4) My beeper is dead.
5) How do I winterize/summerize my boat/ski
6) What kind of spark plugs/gap should I have?


I'm sorry if I'm coming off a little harsh, but I'm getting tired of PM's with basic questions from new people who think they don't need to make a post.

FROM NOW ON... I will simply delete PM's that are basic questions, from members with low post counts. (under 10 posts)


With that said... if you are a new member... and you have a valid question in a post, and you aren't getting any response... you can PM me (or other senior members) a link to the thread, and we will try to help.


Thanks for understanding guys.




******EDIT*****UPDATE*************


Hi guys,

It's a new summer, and new problems. This time it's not all just PM's... but it's in the forum.


SO.... If you want help from me.... you must use proper English, grammar, and punctuation. Also... this is a FREE chat board, and there are people here who spend their own PERSONAL time to help people out. SO... DO NOT bump your thread after only a couple hours. We all have lives, and sometimes we just aren't here to take questions. Not to mention... when I log in... the first thing I do is look for posts with 0 replies. Then... I look for posts that I've posted in with updates. So basically... if you bump your own thread... it no longer has 0 posts... and it's going to get skipped over.


Here again... I'm not trying to be harsh... but I just got into a pissing match with a new guy (via PM's) because of everything above.


Basically... if you aren't nice... I'm not helping you.
I hope that this post does not rub you the wrong way. I am new to this site and I believe I have a good question? I have a 2000 RFI GTX Sea Doo. It has less than 200 hours. At the end of last summer I had my dealer winterize it. Since last Aug, I have not started it up .It has been garaged and out of the weather. Today I put the battery in and it just clicked It would not turn over. I pulled the spark plugs and when the starter was turned over, OIL came out. It was a fluid lock. I pumped the starter until the oil seemed to be clear. It then started up but was very smoky. I took it to the lake and after missing and smoking a lot, It took off and ran fine. After I returned from the lake, about 5 hours later, it was locked up again. I had to pump the oil from the spark holes to get it started. Do you have any idea what the problem is? 2 separate repair facilities told me not to worry about it and just use it. This has never happened to me before. I should not have to pump oil from the cylinders to get it running? Something must be wrong. Is the engine shot with only 200 hours? PLEASE help. Ucontrol rovnr@aol.com 805 526 7924
 

Jims5543

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#40
The engines on my Challenger were shot by 200 hours on the hobbs.

My engines were doing the same exact thing, well, no they were worse, as fast as I cleared the oil out they would lock right back up. In the 2 cycle boat section this has been covered ad naseum.

You have 2 choices.

1. Continue to use the ski knowing the engine is on its way out. Your oil seals are shot on your oil pump which is on the crankshaft and requires a full tear down to get to.

2. Start laying plans to get the engine rebuilt and stop using the ski.
 

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#41
I agree, oil seal. Normally once you clear the oil it is good for a month. Yours must be VERY bad for it to be an issue in only 5 hrs.


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Jims5543

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#42
I agree, oil seal. Normally once you clear the oil it is good for a month. Yours must be VERY bad for it to be an issue in only 5 hrs.


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As I was clearing mine out I could see the oil level in my tank going down, I was basically pumping the oil through the spark plug holes and out. It was a very expensive pump to run considering the cost of a gallon of that damn oil.
 

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