SeaDoo GTi Operating instructions

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SAFETY WARNING
Disregarding any of the safety precautions and instructions contained in this
Operator’s Guide, the Safety Handbook, the Safety Videocassette and on the
on-product warning labels could cause injury, including the possibility of
death. The operator has the responsibility to inform passenger(s) of safety
precautions.
This Operator’s Guide, the Safety Handbook and Safety Videocassette
should remain with the craft at the time of resale.
DECLARATION
OF CONFORMITY
2003 PWC Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Compliance with 93/68 EC Directive.
The 2003 Sea-Doo Personal Watercraft do comply with the above mentioned directive and 89/336 EC directive in order to match the current
European requirements on Personal Watercraft (PWC).
Knight’s Spray-Nine† is a trademark of Korkay System Ltd
GTX† is a trademark of Castrol Ltd. Used under license
The following trademarks are the property of Bombardier Inc. or its
subsidiaries:
SEA-DOO ®
BOMBARDIER-ROTAX ®
BOMBARDIER LUBE®
BOMBARDIER-ROTAX Formula XP-S Synthetic Injection Oil
BOMBARDIER Formula XP-S DI Synthetic Injection Oil
BOMBARDIER-ROTAX Injection Oil
Sea-Doo Synthetic Grease
Sea-Doo LKTM
Rotax®
O.P.A.S.TM
Printed in Canada (smo2003-001a.fm sg) November Edition
®*Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.
©2002 Bombardier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Doin’it on your new SEA-DOO watercraft
Congratulations, you are now the proud owner of a SEA-DOO personal watercraft.
Whether you are an experienced boater or are new to the sport of boating, we ask
you to take the time to view the safety videocassette provided with the watercraft,
to read this Operator’s Guide, the Safety Handbook and on-product warning/caution
labels and familiarize yourself with the contents. These manuals contain pertinent
information which, if followed, will provide you with the necessary knowledge to
help you fully enjoy the pleasures of this watercraft.
We strongly recommend that all watercraft operators complete a safety boating
course. Check with your local Coast Guard or Power and Sail Squadron in your
area for course availability. More serious boaters may want to obtain Chapman
Piloting by Elbert S. Maloney, available at most book stores.
When introducing your family or friends to the sport, be sure they fully understand
the controls and operation of the watercraft and the importance of courteous,
responsible riding.
Each operator has a responsibility to ensure the safety of his/her passenger(s)
and of other water users. Please follow all safety instructions and operate your
craft with care.
We encourage you to have an Annual Safety Inspection of your watercraft. Please
contact your dealer for further details.
Finally, we urge you to visit your dealer regularly for regular and safety maintenance as well as any watercraft accessories you may require.
Have fun and... Bon Voyage.
Please keep this guide and Safety Handbook on board at all times. These manuals along with the Safety Videocassette should remain with the watercraft
at time of resale.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD ................................................................................
SAFETY MEASURES...............................................................
General ....................................................................................................
Operation.................................................................................................
Maintenance............................................................................................
LIST OF DISTRIBUTORS .............................................................
BOMBARDIER LIMITED WARRANTY NORTH AMERICA:
SEA-DOO® WATERCRAFT ...........................................................
ONLY FOR 2003 SEA-DOO RX™ DI, SEA-DOO GTX† DI,
SEA-DOO CALIFORNIA GTI (model 5567)
AND REGISTERED IN CALIFORNIA ............................................
BOMBARDIER LIMITED WARRANTY INTERNATIONAL:
SEA-DOO® WATERCRAFT ...........................................................
REGISTRATION NUMBER LOCATION .........................................
LOCATION OF THE IMPORTANT LABELS ...................................
IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS .......................................................
Hull ..........................................................................................................
Engine......................................................................................................
CONTROLS, COMPONENTS AND INSTRUMENTS LOCATION....
CONTROLS, COMPONENTS AND INSTRUMENTS FUNCTIONS..
1) Safety Lanyard (engine cut-off cord) .................................................
2) Handlebar ..........................................................................................
3) Throttle Lever....................................................................................
4) Engine Start/Stop Button ..................................................................
5) Variable Trim System (VTS) Button (if so equipped) .........................
6) Choke Lever ......................................................................................
7) Shift Lever.........................................................................................
8) Fuel Gauge/Low Oil Warning Light (if so equipped) .........................
9) Speedometer (if so equipped)...........................................................
10) Tachometer (if so equipped) .............................................................
11) Information Center Gauge/Buttons (if so equipped) .........................
12) Glove Box..........................................................................................
13) Fuel Tank Valve .................................................................................
14) Fuel Tank Cap ...................................................................................
15) Oil Injection Reservoir Cap................................................................
16) Front Storage Compartment Cover...................................................
17) Front Storage Compartment Cover Latch .........................................
18) Tool Kit ..............................................................................................
19) Air Intake Opening ............................................................................
20) Seat Strap .........................................................................................
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21) Seat Latch .........................................................................................
22) Seat Extension Latch (if so equipped)...............................................
23) Rear Grab Handle..............................................................................
24) Rear Storage Basket (if so equipped)................................................
25) Bow and Stern Eyelets .....................................................................
26) Mooring Cleats..................................................................................
27) Footboard..........................................................................................
28) Boarding Pads ...................................................................................
29) Boarding Platform .............................................................................
30) Boarding Step (if so equipped)..........................................................
31) Cooling System Bleed Outlet............................................................
32) Flushing Connector (if so equipped) .................................................
33) Bilge Drain Plugs...............................................................................
34) Jet Pump Nozzle ...............................................................................
35) Reverse Gate ....................................................................................
36) Jet Pump Water Intake .....................................................................
37) Fuses ................................................................................................
38) Battery ..............................................................................................
39) Side Vanes (if so equipped)...............................................................
FUEL AND LUBRICATION ...........................................................
Fueling Procedure ...................................................................................
Recommended Fuel ................................................................................
Recommended Oil ..................................................................................
Oil Injection System ................................................................................
BREAK-IN PERIOD ......................................................................
10-Hour Inspection ..................................................................................
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ..........................................................
Hull ..........................................................................................................
Jet Pump Water Intake ...........................................................................
Bilge ........................................................................................................
Battery.....................................................................................................
Fuel Tank and Oil Reservoir ......................................................................
Engine Compartment ..............................................................................
Steering System......................................................................................
Throttle System.......................................................................................
Shifter System.........................................................................................
VTS (Variable Trim System) (if so equipped) ............................................
Storage Compartment Covers and Seat..................................................
Safety Lanyard and Engine Start/Stop Button .........................................
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ......................................................
Principle of Operation..............................................................................
Boarding the Watercraft ..........................................................................
Starting ....................................................................................................
Rough Water or Poor Visibility Operation................................................
Crossing Waves ......................................................................................
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Stopping/Docking .................................................................................... 64
Beaching.................................................................................................. 64
Shutting Off the Engine........................................................................... 64
POST-OPERATION CARE ............................................................ 65
General Care............................................................................................ 65
Additional Care for Foul Water or Salt Water .......................................... 65
Cooling System Flushing and Engine Internal Lubrication....................... 65
Anticorrosion Treatment.......................................................................... 67
SPECIAL PROCEDURES.............................................................. 68
Monitoring System .................................................................................. 68
Limp Home Mode ................................................................................... 68
Engine Overheating ................................................................................. 68
Jet Pump Water Intake and Impeller Cleaning ........................................ 68
Capsized Watercraft ................................................................................ 70
Submerged Watercraft ............................................................................ 70
Water-Flooded Engine ............................................................................. 70
Fuel-Flooded Engine ................................................................................ 71
Out of Fuel............................................................................................... 72
Towing the Watercraft in Water .............................................................. 72
Low-Charge Battery Condition ................................................................ 73
MAINTENANCE .......................................................................... 74
Engine Emissions Information................................................................. 74
Lubrication ............................................................................................... 75
Periodic Inspection .................................................................................. 76
Periodic Inspection Chart......................................................................... 77
Throttle and Choke Cable Inspection....................................................... 79
Carburetor Adjustment ............................................................................ 79
Fuel Injection System .............................................................................. 79
Fuel and Oil Filters................................................................................... 79
Steering Alignment.................................................................................. 80
VTS Adjustment (if so equipped) ............................................................. 80
Vacuum Bailer Pick-Ups........................................................................... 80
Fuses ....................................................................................................... 81
O.P.A.S. System (if so equipped) ............................................................ 84
General Inspection and Cleaning ............................................................. 84
TRAILERING, STORAGE AND PRE-SEASON PREPARATION....... 86
Trailering .................................................................................................. 86
Storage .................................................................................................... 87
Pre-Season Preparation ........................................................................... 96
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................. 98
SPECIFICATIONS........................................................................ 103
SI METRIC INFORMATION .......................................................... 107
ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS MANUAL ................................. 108
CHANGE OF ADDRESS............................................................... 109
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FOREWORD
The Operator’s Guide and Safety Handbook have been prepared to acquaint
the owner/operator or passenger with
this personal watercraft and its various
controls, maintenance and safe riding
instructions. Each is indispensable for
the proper use of the product, and
should be kept in a waterproof bag with
the watercraft at all times.
Make sure you read and understand the
content of the Operator’s Guide and
Safety Handbook.
For any questions pertaining to the
warranty and its application, consult
the WARRANTY section in this guide,
and/or an authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
This guide uses the following safety
alert symbol in conjunction with signal
words to indicate a potential personal
injury hazard.
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury. When used without the safety
alert symbol , potential hazard
exists for property damage only.
NOTE: Indicates supplementary information needed to fully complete an instruction.
Although the mere reading of such information does not eliminate the hazard, the understanding and application
of the information will promote the correct use of the watercraft.
The information and components/
system descriptions contained in this
guide are correct at the time of writing.
Bombardier Inc. however, maintains a
policy of continuous improvement of its
products without imposing upon itself
any obligation to install them on products previously manufactured.
Because of its ongoing commitment
to product quality and innovation,
Bombardier reserves the right at any
time to discontinue or change specifications, designs, features, models or
equipment without incurring obligation.
The illustrations in this document show
the typical construction of the different
assemblies and may not represent the
full detail or exact shape of the parts.
However, they represent parts that
have the same or similar function.
It is understood that this guide may be
translated into another language. In
the event of any discrepancy, the English version shall prevail.
Specifications are given in the SI metric system with the SAE U.S. equivalent in parenthesis. Where precise accuracy is not required, some conversions
are rounded off for easier use.
A Shop Manual can be obtained for
complete service, maintenance and
more repair information.
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SAFETY MEASURES
General
Operation
To fully appreciate the pleasures,
enjoyment and excitement of boating there are some basic rules that
should be observed and followed by
any rider. Some rules may be new
to you or covered in the Sea-Doo
Safety Handbook or Safety Videocassette, others may be common
sense or obvious… irrespective, we
ask that you please take a few minutes of your time to read these safety instructions completely together
with your Safety Handbook before
you operate your watercraft. Failure to follow this safety information and safe boating rules could
result in injury, including the possibility of death to you, your passenger(s), or other water users.
Bombardier recommends not to operate a watercraft under the age of
16.
Become completely familiar with the
controls and operation of the watercraft before embarking on your first
trip or taking on a passenger(s). If you
have not had the opportunity to do so
with your authorized Sea-Doo dealer,
practice driving solo in a suitable area
and feel the response of each control. Be fully familiar with all controls
before applying throttle above idle
speed. As its operator, you control
and are responsible for the watercraft’s safe operation.
Always carry the regulatory required
safety items on board. Check the local regulations or consult your authorized Sea-Doo dealer.
Make sure that all users of the watercraft read and understand all onproduct warnings.
Always perform the pre-operation
checks as specified in this guide.
Operator and passenger(s) should at
all times wear a coast guard approved
personal flotation device (PFD) that is
suitable for personal watercraft.
Operator and passenger(s) should
wear protective clothing. Severe internal injuries can occur if water is
forced into body cavities of males or
females as a result of falling into water or being near jet thrust nozzle.
Wet suit bottom (or thick, tightly woven, snug fitting clothing that provides equivalent protection. Thin bike
shorts for example would not be
appropriate), footwear, gloves and
goggles/glasses are recommended.
Always keep in mind that as the
throttle lever is released to idle position, less directional control is available. To turn the watercraft, both
steering and throttle are necessary.
Like any other craft, this watercraft
has no brake. Stopping distance will
vary depending on initial speed, load,
wind, and water conditions. Practice
stopping and docking in a safe, traffic
free area to have an idea of how long
it will take to stop the watercraft under varying conditions. Do not release throttle when trying to steer
away from objects. You need throttle
to steer. Do not use the watercraft’s
reverse, if so equipped, to stop.
Ensure that all passengers know
how to swim and how to reboard
the watercraft from the water.
The operator and passenger(s) should
be properly seated before starting
or moving the watercraft, and at all
times when watercraft is in motion.
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Do not start or operate the watercraft if someone is seated on the sun
deck (if so equipped) or swim platform, or is nearby in the water. The
watercraft’s jet thrust can cause injury. Always accelerate slowly.
To prevent accidental starting or unauthorized use, always detach the
safety lanyard from the watercraft especially when swimmers are boarding or nearby, or during removal of
any weeds or debris from the intake
grate.
Never turn handlebar while someone
is nearby rear of watercraft. Keep
away from steering moving parts
(nozzle, side vanes, linkage, etc.).
Keep away from intake grate while
engine is on. Items such as long hair,
loose clothing, or PFD straps can become entangled in moving parts resulting in severe injury or drowning.
Ride within your limits and avoid aggressive maneuvers to reduce the
risk of loss of control, ejection and
collision.
Riding with a passenger(s) or pulling
other crafts, tubes, skies or wakeboards makes the watercraft handle
differently and requires greater skill.
Do not overload the watercraft or
take on more passengers than designated for the particular watercraft.
Overloading can affect maneuverability, stability and performance.
Avoid adding on accessories, or
equipment which may alter the configuration, balance or control of the
watercraft. The watercraft maybe
fitted with tow eyelets which can be
used to attach a ski rope. However,
do not use these eyelets or the watercraft’s cleats to tow a parasail. Severe injury or watercraft damage
may occur.
In shallow water, proceed with caution and at very low speeds. Grounding or abrupt stops may result in injury. Debris may also be picked up
and be thrown rearward by the jet
pump onto people or property.
Respect no wake zones, the rights
of other water users and the environment. As the “skipper” and owner
of a watercraft you are responsible
for damage to other crafts caused by
the wake of your watercraft. Allow
no one to throw refuse overboard.
Remember that a watercraft is not
designed for night time operation.
Remember, gasoline fumes are inflammable and explosive. Always
adhere to the fueling procedure
contained in this guide and those
given to you by the marina. Always
verify fuel level before use and during the ride. Apply the principle of
1/3 fuel to destination, 1/3 back and
1/3 reserve fuel supply. Do not carry
spare fuel or inflammable liquids in
any of the storage or engine compartments.
Combustion engine needs air to operate; consequently this watercraft
can not be totally watertight. Any
maneuvers such as figure eights
etc., that cause the upper deck to be
under water may cause severe engine problems due to water ingestion.
Refer to SPECIAL PROCEDURES
and LIMITED WARRANTY contained
in this guide.
Due to the close proximity of other
racers, it is recommended that an
approved personal watercraft helmet be used during racing events.
Read and follow all instructions and
warnings provided with the helmet.
Never ride after consuming drugs or
alcohol or if you feel tired or ill. Operate your watercraft prudently and
have fun.
Don’t forget that all persons must
assist other boaters in an emergency.
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Maintenance
Only perform servicing procedures
which are detailed in this guide. Further assistance or information can
be obtained from your authorized
Sea-Doo dealer. In many instances
proper tools and training is required
for certain servicing or repair procedures.
Maintain the watercraft and equipment in top condition at all times. Adhere to the prescribed maintenance
schedules. An annual inspection of
the watercraft is always a good recommendation that should be followed.
Always use spark plug cable grounding device when removing spark
plugs.
The bilge should be kept clean of oil,
water or other foreign materials.
Do not attempt to lift the watercraft
without special equipment and training.
The engine and the corresponding
components identified in this guide
should not be utilized on product(s)
other than for those they were designed. Maintenance procedures and
specified tightening torque should be
strictly adhered to. Never attempt repairs unless the appropriate tools are
available. These watercrafts are designed with parts dimensioned in
both the metric and the imperial systems. When replacing fasteners,
make sure to use only those recommended by Bombardier. If required,
contact your authorized Sea-Doo
dealer for further servicing information.
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LIST OF DISTRIBUTORS
NORTH AMERICA
USA
(Except Puerto Rico)
CANADA
BOMBARDIER MOTOR CORPORATION
OF AMERICA
7575 Bombardier Court
WAUSAU, WI. 54401
Phone: (715) 848-4957
Fax: (715) 847-6879
www.bombardier.com
BOMBARDIER INC.
RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS
75 J. A. BOMBARDIER ST.
SHERBROOKE, QC
J1L 1W3
Phone: (819) 566-3366
Fax: (819) 566-3062
www.bombardier.com
If your Sea-Doo watercraft requires warranty service, you should take it to any
authorized Sea-Doo dealer. Be sure to bring your warranty registration card or
other valid proof of the original date of purchase. If a question or problem arises
regarding warranty, first contact the service manager or owner of the Sea-Doo
dealership.
To find the nearest authorized Sea-Doo dealer, dial: 1-800-882-2900.
NOTE: If outside Canada or USA, consult your local authorized Sea-Doo distributor.
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BOMBARDIER LIMITED WARRANTY
NORTH AMERICA: SEA-DOO® WATERCRAFT
1. SCOPE OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY
In Canada, BOMBARDIER INC. (hereinafter “BOMBARDIER”), and in the USA, Bombardier
on behalf of BOMBARDIER MOTOR CORPORATION OF AMERICA (BMCA) warrants its
SEA-DOO watercraft from defects in material or workmanship for the period described
below.
All genuine BOMBARDIER parts and accessories, installed by an authorized BOMBARDIER
dealer (as hereinafter defined) at the time of delivery of the SEA-DOO watercraft, carry the
same warranty as that of the watercraft.
Use of the product for racing or any other competitive activity, at any point, even by a prior
owner, will render this warranty null and void.
2. WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD
This warranty will be in effect FROM THE DATE OF DELIVERY TO THE FIRST RETAIL
CONSUMER or the date the product is first put into use, whichever occurs first and for a
period of:
(a) For private use owners:
TWELVE (12) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS.
In the USA: SEA-DOO RX™ DI, SEA-DOO GTX† DI, SEA-DOO California GTI (model 5567).
TWELVE (12) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS for the emission related components providing
input to emission control. (e.g. sensors).
(b) For commercial use owners:
FOUR (4) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS.
In the USA: SEA-DOO RX™ DI,SEA-DOO GTX† DI, SEA-DOO California GTI (model 5567).
TWELVE (12) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS for the emission related components providing
input to emission control. (e.g. sensors).
The repair or replacement of parts or the performance of service under this warranty does
not extend the life of this warranty beyond its original expiration date.
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS purchasing a SEA-DOO RX™ DI,SEA-DOO GTX† DI, SEA-DOO
California GTI (model 5567) personal watercraft in California please also refer to the California Emissions Control Limited Warranty Statement.
3. CONDITIONS TO HAVE WARRANTY COVERAGE
This warranty coverage is available only on SEA-DOO watercraft purchased as new and
unused by its first owner from a BOMBARDIER dealer authorized to distribute SEA-DOO
products in the country in which the sale occurred (hereinafter “BOMBARDIER dealer”),
and then only after the BOMBARDIER specified pre-delivery inspection process is completed and documented. Warranty coverage only becomes available upon proper registration of the product by an authorized BOMBARDIER dealer. Such limitations are necessary
in order to allow BOMBARDIER to preserve both the safety of its products, and also that
of its consumers and the public.
Routine maintenance outlined in the Operator’s Guide must be timely performed in order
to maintain warranty coverage. BOMBARDIER reserves the right to make warranty coverage contingent upon proof of proper maintenance.
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4. WHAT TO DO TO OBTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE
The customer must notify an authorized servicing BOMBARDIER dealer within two (2)
days of the appearance of a defect, and provide it with reasonable access to the product
and reasonable opportunity to repair it. The customer must also present to the authorized
BOMBARDIER dealer, proof of purchase of the product and must sign the repair/work
order prior to the start of the repair in order to validate the warranty repair. All parts replaced
under this limited warranty become the property of BOMBARDIER.
5. WHAT BOMBARDIER WILL DO
BOMBARDIER’s obligations under this warranty are limited to, at its sole discretion, repairing parts found defective under normal use, maintenance and service, or replacing such
parts with new genuine BOMBARDIER parts without charge for parts and labor, at any
authorized BOMBARDIER dealer.
BOMBARDIER reserves the right to improve or modify products from time to time without
assuming any obligation to modify products previously manufactured.
6.
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EXCLUSIONS - ARE NOT WARRANTED
Normal wear and tear;
Routine maintenance items, tune ups, adjustments;
Damage caused by failure to provide proper maintenance and/or storage, as described
in the Operator’s Guide;
Damage resulting from removal of parts, improper repairs, service, maintenance, modifications or use of parts not manufactured or approved by BOMBARDIER or resulting from
repairs done by a person that is not an authorized servicing BOMBARDIER SEA-DOO
dealer;
Damage caused by abuse, abnormal use, neglect, or operation of the product in a manner inconsistent with the recommended operation described in the Operator’s Guide;
Damage resulting from accident, submersion, fire, theft, vandalism or any act of God;
Operation with fuels, oils or lubricants which are not suitable for use with the product
(see the Operator’s Guide);
Water damages caused by water ingestion;
Damages related to gel coat finish including but not limited to cosmetic gel coat finish,
blisters or fiberglass delamination caused by blisters, crazing, spyder of hairline cracks;
and
Incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind including without limitation towing, storage, telephone, rental, taxi, inconvenience, insurance coverage, loan
payments, loss of time, loss of income.
7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ANY AND ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE LIFE OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY. INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS WARRANTY. SOME STATES/PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW FOR
THE DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IDENTIFIED ABOVE, AS A RESULT, THEY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH MAY VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE, OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE.
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Neither the distributor, any BOMBARDIER dealer nor any other person has been authorized
to make any affirmation, representation or warranty regarding the product, other than
those contained in this limited warranty, and if made, shall not be enforceable against
BOMBARDIER.
BOMBARDIER reserves the right to modify this warranty at any time, being understood
that such modification will not alter the warranty conditions applicable to the products sold
while this warranty is in effect.
8. TRANSFER
If the ownership of a product is transferred during the warranty coverage period, this warranty shall also be transferred and be valid for the remaining coverage period provided that
BOMBARDIER is notified of such transfer of ownership in the following way:
(a) The former owner contacts BOMBARDIER (at the phone number provided below) or
an authorized BOMBARDIER dealer and gives the coordinates of the new owner; or
(b) BOMBARDIER or an authorized BOMBARDIER dealer receives a proof that the former
owner agreed to the transfer of ownership, in addition to the coordinates of the new
owner.
9. CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
(a) In the event of a controversy or a dispute in connection with this BOMBARDIER LIMITED WARRANTY, BOMBARDIER suggests that you try to resolve the issue at the
dealership level. We recommend discussing the issue with the authorized dealer’s
service manager or owner.
(b) If the issue has not yet been resolved, please submit your complaint in writing or call
the appropriate number below:
In Canada:
In USA:
BOMBARDIER INC.
RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER
VALCOURT QC J0E 2L0
Tel: (819) 566-3366
BOMBARDIER MOTOR
CORPORATION OF AMERICA
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER
7575 BOMBARDIER COURT
WAUSAU WI 54401
Tel: (715) 848-4957
© 2002 Bombardier Inc. All rights reserved
®, ™ Registered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
† Trademark of Castrol Ltd, used under license.
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ONLY FOR 2003 SEA-DOO RX™ DI,
SEA-DOO GTX† DI, SEA-DOO CALIFORNIA GTI
(model 5567) AND REGISTERED IN CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
Your SEA-DOO watercraft has a special environmental label required by the California Air
Resources Board (CARB). The label has 1, 2, or 3 stars. A hangtag, provided with your
personal watercraft, describes the meaning of the star rating system.
The Star Label means Cleaner Marine Engines
F00L2ZQ
The Symbol for Cleaner Marine Engines:
Cleaner Air and Water
For a healthier lifestyle and environment.
Better Fuel Economy
Burns up to 30 - 40 percent less gas and oil than conventional carbureted twostroke engines, saving money and resources.
Longer Emission Warranty
Protects consumer for worry free operation.
One Star - Low-Emission
The one-star label identifies engines that meet the Air Resources Board’s 2001 exhaust
emission standards. Engines meeting these standards have 75% lower emissions than
conventional carbureted two-stroke engines. These engines are equivalent to the U.S.
EPA’s 2006 standards for marine engines.
Two Stars - Very Low Emission
The two-star label identifies engines that meet the Air Resources Board’s 2004 exhaust
emission standards. Engines meeting these standards have 20% lower emissions than
One Star - Low-Emission engines.
Three Stars - Ultra Low Emission
The three-star label identifies engines that meet the Air Resources Board’s 2008 exhaust
emission standards. Engines meeting these standards have 65% lower emissions than
One Star - Low Emission engines.
For more information: Cleaner Watercraft – Get the Facts
1-800-END-SMOG
www.arb.ca.gov
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The California Air Resources Board and BOMBARDIER on behalf of BOMBARDIER MOTOR
CORPORATION OF AMERICA (BMCA) are pleased to explain the emission control system
warranty on your 2003 SEA-DOO RX™ DI,SEA-DOO GTX† DI, SEA-DOO California GTI
(model 5567) personal watercraft engine. In California, new personal watercraft engines
must be designed, built and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards.
BOMBARDIER must warrant the emission control system on your personal watercraft engine for the periods of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or
improper maintenance of your personal watercraft engine.
Your emission control system may include parts such as the fuel injection system or the ignition
system. Also included may be hoses, connectors and other emission-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, BOMBARDIER will repair your personal watercraft
engine at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor provided that such work is
performed by an authorized BOMBARDIER dealer.
Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty Coverage
This emission limited warranty covers model year 2003 SEA-DOO RX™ DI, SEA-DOO
GTX† DI, SEA-DOO California GTI (model 5567) personal watercraft engine certified and
produced by BOMBARDIER for sale in California, that are originally sold in California to a
California resident. The BOMBARDIER North America Limited warranty conditions for
Sea-Doo watercraft are still applicable to these models with the necessary modifications.
Select emission control parts of your 2003 SEA-DOO RX™ DI, SEA-DOO GTX† DI, SEA-DOO
California GTI (model 5567) personal watercraft engine are warranted from the date of delivery to the first retail consumer for a period of 4 years, or for 250 hours of use, whichever
occurs first. However, warranty coverage based on the hourly period is only permitted for
personal watercraft equipped with the appropriate hour meters or their equivalent. If any
emission-related part on your engine is defective under warranty, the part will be repaired or
replaced by BOMBARDIER.
Parts covered for 2003 SEA-DOO RX™ DI, SEA-DOO GTX† DI:
- Air Lines
- Coolant Temp. Sensor
- Fuel Rail
- Throttle Position Sensors
- Rave Valve
- Ignition Coil
- Reed Valve
- Manifold Temp. Sensor
- Tuned Pipe
- Manifold Air Press. Sensor
- High-tension Ignition Wires - Crankshaft Posit. Sensor
- Electrical Harness
- Air Pressure Regulator
- Throttle Bodies
- Fuel Pressure Regulator
- Exhaust Hoses
- Fuel Injectors
- Fuel Lines
- Electronic Control Module
- Water Regulator
- Exhaust Manifold
- Air Compressor
- Fuel Pump
- Cylinder Head
- Air Injector
- Detonation/Knock Sensor
- All emission component related gaskets;
head, base, exhaust
Parts covered for 2003 SEA-DOO California GTI (model 5567):
- Air Silencer
- Upper exhaust resonator
- Flame Arrester assembly
- Electrical harness
- Carburetor
- Magneto assembly
- Rotary valve assembly
- Multipurpose electronic module (MPEM)
- Cylinder head and cover
- Ignition coil
- Exhaust manifold and outlet - High-tension ignition wires
- Tuned pipe assembly
- Spark plugs
- Exhaust cone assembly
- All exhaust system, fuel system and cooling water hoses
- Muffler
- All emission component related gaskets;
head, base, exhaust
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The emission warranty covers damage to other engine components that is caused by the
failure of a warranted part.
The Bombardier Operator’s Guide provided contains written instructions for the proper
maintenance and use of your personal watercraft. All emission warranty parts are warranted by Bombardier for the entire warranty period of the watercraft, unless the part is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the Operator’s Guide.
Emission warranty parts that are scheduled for replacement, as required maintenance, are
warranted by Bombardier for the period of time before the first scheduled replacement
date for that part. Emission warranty parts that are scheduled for regular inspection, but
not regular replacement, are warranted by Bombardier for the entire warranty period of
the watercraft. Any emission warranty part repaired or replaced under the terms of this
warranty statement is warranted by BOMBARDIER for the remainder of the warranty period of the original part. All parts replaced under this limited warranty become the property
of BOMBARDIER.
Maintenance receipts and records should be transferred to each subsequent owner of the
watercraft.
Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities
As the personal watercraft engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the
required maintenance listed in your Operator’s Guide. BOMBARDIER recommends that
you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your personal watercraft engine, but
BOMBARDIER cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or your failure to ensure
the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
As the personal watercraft engine owner, you should however be aware that BOMBARDIER
may deny you warranty coverage if your personal watercraft engine or a part has failed due
to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your personal watercraft engine to an authorized
BOMBARDIER dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs will be completed
in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities or for the
name and location of the nearest authorized BOMBARDIER dealer you should contact the
Customer Assistance Center at 1-715-848-4957.
© 2002 Bombardier Inc. All rights reserved
®, ™ Registered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
† Trademark of Castrol Ltd, used under license.
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BOMBARDIER LIMITED WARRANTY
INTERNATIONAL: SEA-DOO® WATERCRAFT
1. SCOPE OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY
BOMBARDIER INC. (hereinafter “BOMBARDIER” warrants its SEA-DOO personal watercraft from defects in material or workmanship for the period described below.
All genuine BOMBARDIER parts and accessories, installed by an authorized BOMBARDIER
distributor/dealer (as hereinafter defined) at the time of delivery of the SEA-DOO personal
watercraft, carry the same warranty as that of the personal watercraft.
Use of the product for racing or any other competitive activity, at any point, even by a prior
owner will render this warranty null and void.
2. WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD
This warranty will be in effect FROM THE DATE OF DELIVERY TO THE FIRST RETAIL
CONSUMER or the date the product is first put into use, whichever occurs first and for a
period of:
(a) TWELVE (12) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS, for private use owners.
(b) FOUR (4) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS, for commercial use owners.
The repair or replacement of parts or the performance of service under this warranty does
not extend the life of this warranty beyond its original expiration date.
3. CONDITIONS TO HAVE WARRANTY COVERAGE
This warranty coverage is available only on SEA-DOO personal watercraft purchased as
new and unused by its first owner from a BOMBARDIER distributor/dealer authorized to
distribute SEA-DOO products in the country in which the sale occurred (hereinafter
“BOMBARDIER distributor/dealer”), and then only after the BOMBARDIER specified predelivery inspection process is completed and documented. Warranty coverage only becomes available upon proper registration of the product by a BOMBARDIER dealer. Such
limitations are necessary in order to allow BOMBARDIER to preserve both the safety of
its products, and also that of its consumers and the public.
Routine maintenance outlined in the Operator’s Guide must be timely performed in order
to maintain warranty coverage. BOMBARDIER reserves the right to make warranty coverage contingent upon proof of proper maintenance.
4. WHAT TO DO TO OBTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE
The customer must notify a servicing BOMBARDIER distributor/dealer within two (2) days
of the appearance of a defect, and provide it with reasonable access to the product and
reasonable opportunity to repair it. The customer must also present to the BOMBARDIER
distributor/dealer, proof of purchase of the product and must sign the repair/work order
prior to the start of the repair in order to validate the warranty repair. All parts replaced
under this limited warranty become the property of BOMBARDIER.
5. WHAT BOMBARDIER WILL DO
BOMBARDIER’s obligations under this warranty are limited to, at its sole discretion, repairing parts found defective under normal use, maintenance and service, or replacing such
parts with new genuine BOMBARDIER parts without charge for parts and labor, at any
authorized BOMBARDIER distributor/dealer.
BOMBARDIER reserves the right to improve or modify products from time to time without
assuming any obligation to modify products previously manufactured.
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6. EXCLUSIONS — ARE NOT WARRANTED
• Normal wear and tear;
• Routine maintenance items, tune ups, adjustments;
• Damage caused by failure to provide proper maintenance and/or storage, as described
in the Operator’s Guide;
• Damage resulting from removal of parts, improper repairs, service, maintenance, modifications or use of parts not manufactured or approved by BOMBARDIER or resulting from
repairs done by a person that is not an authorized servicing BOMBARDIER distributor/
dealer;
• Damage caused by abuse, abnormal use, neglect or operation of the product in a manner
inconsistent with the recommended operation described in the Operator’s Guide;
• Damage resulting from accident, submersion, fire, theft, vandalism or any act of God;
• Operation with fuels, oils or lubricants which are not suitable for use with the product
(see the Operator’s Guide);
• Water ingestion;
• Damages related to gel coat finish including but not limited to cosmetic gel coat finish,
blisters or fiberglass delamination caused by blisters, crazing, spyder of hairline cracks;
and
• Incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind including without limitation
towing, storage, telephone, rental, taxi, inconvenience, insurance coverage, loan payments, loss of time, loss of income.
7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ANY AND ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE LIFE OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY. INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS WARRANTY. SOME COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IDENTIFIED ABOVE, AS A RESULT,
THEY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC RIGHTS,
AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH MAY VARY FROM
COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.
Neither the BOMBARDIER distributor nor any other person has been authorized to make
any affirmation, representation or warranty regarding the product, other than those contained in this limited warranty, and if made, shall not be enforceable against BOMBARDIER.
BOMBARDIER reserves the right to modify this warranty at any time, being understood
that such modification will not alter the warranty conditions applicable to the products sold
while this warranty is in effect.
8. TRANSFER
If the ownership of a product is transferred during the warranty coverage period, this warranty shall also be transferred and be valid for the remaining coverage period provided that
BOMBARDIER is notified of such transfer of ownership in the following way:
(a) The former owner contacts BOMBARDIER or an authorized BOMBARDIER distributor/
dealer and gives the coordinates of the new owner; or
(b) BOMBARDIER or an authorized BOMBARDIER distributor/dealer receives a proof that
the former owner agreed to the transfer of ownership, in addition to the coordinates of
the new owner.
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9. CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
(a) In the event of a controversy or a dispute in connection with this BOMBARDIER
LIMITED WARRANTY, BOMBARDIER suggests that you try to resolve the issue at the
distributorship/dealership level. We recommend discussing the issue with the authorized dealer’s service manager or owner.
(b) If further assistance is required, the distributor’s service department should be contacted in order to resolve the matter.
© 2002 Bombardier Inc. All rights reserved
® Registered trademark of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
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REGISTRATION NUMBER LOCATION
All personal watercraft are required by federal law to be registered and legally
numbered.
Due to space availability for proper display of registration number, refer to following illustration for location. The registration number should appear on each side
of the watercraft. On applicable models install registration number to the left of
the star label.
F18L03O
1
TYPICAL
1. Registration number location
NOTE: The registration number must be above the water line. Ensure also that
the numbers are of the correct size and color. Check with local applicable regulations.
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LOCATION OF THE IMPORTANT LABELS
The following labels are on your watercraft. If missing or damaged, they can be
replaced free of charge. See an authorized Sea-Doo dealer.
Please read the following labels carefully before operating this watercraft.
GTI, GTI LE and GTI LE RFI Models
8
1
5
F17L07M
TYPICAL
20
3
4
2
6-11
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RX DI Models
8
1
10
5
9
4
2
3
6-11
F12L0EO
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GTX DI Models
8
10
F18L03P
22
1
9
4-5
14
3-6-7-11
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Label 1
F12L0FL
ACCORDING TO WATERCRAFT MODEL
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Label 1 (cont’d)
F16L0PL
ACCORDING TO WATERCRAFT MODEL
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Label 2
F00A21Y
ACCORDING TO WATERCRAFT MODEL
F00L2XY
ACCORDING TO WATERCRAFT MODEL
Label 5
F00A22Y
ACCORDING TO WATERCRAFT MODEL
Label 3
F00A23Y
Label 6
F02L2D0
Label 4
F00A24Y
ACCORDING TO WATERCRAFT MODEL
F00L29Y
ACCORDING TO WATERCRAFT MODEL
F00A25Y
ACCORDING TO WATERCRAFT MODEL
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Label 7
Label 10
F00A26Y
SOME MODELS
Label 8
F00L2YY
SOME MODELS
Label 11
F00A27Y
F00A28Y
Label 9
F00A1AY
SOME MODELS
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IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
The main components of the watercraft (engine and hull) are identified by
different serial numbers. It may sometimes become necessary to locate
these numbers for warranty purposes
or to trace the watercraft in the event
of theft.
Hull
The Hull Identification Number (H.I.N.)
is located on footboard at the rear of
watercraft.
Engine
NOTE: Refer to SPECIFICATIONS section to find what engine is used on each
model.
717 Engine
The Engine Identification Number (E.I.N.)
is located on the upper side of the magneto housing.
1
F01D01Y
TYPICAL
1. Engine Identification Number (E.I.N.)
1
F00L2EY
787 RFI Engine
The Engine Identification Number (E.I.N.)
is located on the upper crankcase on
PTO (Power Take-Off) side.
TYPICAL
1. Hull Identification Number
It is composed of 12 digits:
ZZN12345L495
Serial
number*
Manufacturer
Model year
Year of production
Month of production
F00A0CZ
*A letter may also be used as a digit.
F01D87Y
1
1. Engine Identification Number (E.I.N.)
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947 DI Engine
The Engine Identification Number (E.I.N.)
is located on the upper crankcase on
MAGNETO side.
F06D15Y
1
TYPICAL
1. Engine Identification Number (E.I.N.)
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CONTROLS, COMPONENTS AND
INSTRUMENTS LOCATION
NOTE: Some components do not apply or are optional on some models.
GTI, GTI LE Series
17
12
2
6
27 20 21
22
28-29
16
25
23
31
14
24
19 37-38
15
13
39
32
33
34
35
25
F17L11L
36
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GTI, GTI LE
8
9
1
12
4
26
F17L12L
6
3
GTI LE RFI
4
F17L13L
30
11
26
12
9
1
3
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RX DI Models
37-38
12
2
7
27 20
22 23 28-29
34-35
33
25 31 14
19
15 18 17 16
25
32
36
11
9
13
4
5
3
1
12
26
F16L0XL
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GTX DI Models
16
14
17
7 27 20 21 18-24 22 23
25
28-29
30
32
33
34
35
25
31
19
37-38
36
39
15
4
11
9
2
26
1
12
F18L2XL
32
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
Safety Lanyard
Handlebar
Throttle Lever
Engine Start/Stop Button
Variable Trim System (VTS) Button
Choke Lever
Shift Lever
Fuel Gauge/Low Oil Warning Light
Speedometer
Tachometer
Information Center Gauge/Buttons
Glove Box
Fuel Tank Valve
Fuel Tank Cap
Oil Injection Reservoir Cap
Front Storage Compartment Cover
Front Storage Compartment Cover
Latch
18. Tool Kit
19. Air Intake Opening
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
Seat Strap
Seat Latch
Seat Extension Latch
Rear Grab Handle
Rear Storage Basket
Bow and Stern Eyelets
Mooring Cleats
Footboard
Boarding Pads
Boarding Platform
Boarding Step
Cooling System Bleed Outlet
Flushing Connector
Bilge Drain Plugs
Jet Pump Nozzle
Reverse Gate
Jet Pump Water Intake
Fuses
Battery
Side Vanes
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CONTROLS, COMPONENTS AND
INSTRUMENTS FUNCTIONS
1) Safety Lanyard
(engine cut-off cord)
The safety lanyard cap should be securely snapped onto its post to be fully
operational.
Pulling the safety lanyard cap from its
post stops the engine operation. Attach the safety lanyard to the operator’s Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
and snap the cap to the post to be able
to start the engine.
WARNING
While engine can be stopped using the engine start/stop button,
good habits recommend that the
safety lanyard also be disconnected when stopping.
Two short beeps indicates the system
is ready to allow engine starting. Otherwise, refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING section for the coded signals chart.
F00L07Y
1
2
1. Safety lanyard cap on the post
2. Safety lanyard secured on operator’s PFD
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WARNING
Should the engine be stopped, watercraft directional control is lost
(reduced on models with O.P.A.S.TM).
Always disconnect safety lanyard
when watercraft is not in operation
in order to prevent accidental engine starting or to avoid unauthorized use by children or others or
theft.
If engine is not started within 5 seconds after installing the safety lanyard
on its post, 4 short beeps every 3 second interval will sound for approximately 2 hours to remind you to start
the engine or to remove safety lanyard. Afterwards, the beeps will stop.
The same will occur when safety lanyard is left on its post 5 seconds after
engine is stopped.
Always ensure safety lanyard is not
left on its post after engine is stopped.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the safety lanyard on its post when engine is not
running will slowly discharge the battery.
Digitally Encoded Security
System (DESS)
The safety lanyard cap specifically contains an electronic circuit that gives it
a unique electronic serial number. This
is the equivalent of a conventional key.
This safety lanyard cannot be used on
another watercraft and conversely, the
one from another watercraft cannot be
used on your watercraft.
However, the DESS brings a great flexibility. You can buy an additional safety
lanyard and have it programmed for
your watercraft.
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The DI models also offers a special
safety lanyard — the SEA-DOO LKTM
(SEA-DOO Learning KeyTM) — which
electronically limits the speed of the
watercraft to approximately 55 km/h
(35 MPH) therefore enabling first time
users and less experienced operators
to learn how to operate the watercraft
while gaining the necessary confidence
and control.
3) Throttle Lever
When the throttle lever is squeezed,
the watercraft accelerates. When fully
released, engine automatically slows
down to idle speed and watercraft is
gradually stopped by water drag.
Carburetor-Equipped Models
Do not depress lever unnecessarily
when engine is not running. A fuel accelerator pump delivers fuel to the engine each time throttle lever is applied.
CAUTION: Engine can be flooded if
throttle lever is unnecessarily applied several times. If engine is flooded, it will not start. Refer to SPECIAL
PROCEDURES for instructions.
4) Engine Start/Stop
Button
F00L2SY
To have additional safety lanyard, refer
to an authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
WARNING
While engine can be stopped using the engine start/stop button,
good habits recommend that the
safety lanyard also be disconnected when stopping.
2) Handlebar
The handlebar controls the direction of
the watercraft. Turning the handlebar
to the right steers the watercraft to the
right and inversely.
WARNING
All Models
To start engine, depress and hold the
start/stop button. Release immediately after engine is started.
To stop engine, fully release throttle lever then depress the start/stop button
and disconnect safety lanyard from the
post.
WARNING
On models without O.P.A.S. directional control is reduced when the
throttle is released and lost when
engine is off.
WARNING
On models with O.P.A.S. directional control is reduced when the
throttle is released or when engine
is off.
Check handlebar and corresponding steering nozzle and side vanes
(if so equipped) operation before
starting. Never turn handlebar
while someone is nearby rear of
watercraft. Keep away from steering moving parts (nozzle, side
vanes, linkage etc.).
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All Models except GTX DI
6) Choke Lever
Carburetor-Equipped Models
The choke is provided to supply a richer fuel/air mixture when starting a cold
engine.
Choke lever should be pulled and held to
operate. Lever will automatically return
to its normal position when released.
1
F01L63Y
1. Engine start/stop button
1
GTX DI Models
1
F17L0GY
1. Choke lever
7) Shift Lever
F18L09Y
1. Engine Start/Stop button
5) Variable Trim System
(VTS) Button
(if so equipped)
Located just below engine start/stop
button, this button is used to change
pump jet nozzle position and to adjust
ride to suit watercraft load and water
conditions.
F01L62Y
1
1. VTS button
A VTS position indicator is included in
the information center gauge. See elsewhere in this section.
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A push-pull lever:
– forward
– neutral
– reverse.
WARNING
Shift lever should only be used
when the engine is idling and craft
is completely stopped. Do not use
as a grab handle.
WARNING
Only use reverse at slow speed and
for the shortest time possible. Always ensure the path behind is
clear of objects and persons including children playing in shallow water.
CAUTION: Never rev the engine at
high RPM in reverse.
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From the forward position, pull the lever to reverse. Push back to go to forward. Always set in forward when finished. To find the neutral, set in reverse
then push back until the watercraft
stops moving backwards.
8) Fuel Gauge/Low Oil
Warning Light
(if so equipped)
Analog gauge indicates the amount of
fuel in the fuel tank and a warning light
turns on when level is low in oil reservoir.
1
0
F17L0AY
FORWARD POSITION
1
F01G07Y
1. Low oil warning light
9) Speedometer
(if so equipped)
Analog speedometer indicates the
speed of watercraft in miles per hour
(MPH) and kilometers per hour (km/h).
The speed sensor mounted on the ride
plate sends the signal to the speedometer and information center (if so
equipped).
F17L0BY
NEUTRAL POSITION
10) Tachometer
(if so equipped)
An analog tachometer indicates the
revolutions per minute (RPM) of the
engine. Multiply by 1000 to obtain the
actual revolutions.
F17L0CY
REVERSE POSITION
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11) Information Center
Gauge/Buttons
(if so equipped)
2
1
5
This is a LCD multifunction gauge. Different displays and functions can be
activated using 2 buttons — MODE
and SET — following specific sequences as described below.
1
F00L2BY
2
1. To change display mode
2. To set or reset a function
NOTE: Some models have the MODE
and SET buttons at a different location
and differ in appearance. However, the
functionality is the same. The following
explanations apply to both types of buttons.
F18L09Z
1
2
1. To change display mode
2. To set or reset a function
Resetting a Function
To reset a function (such as the chronometer, distance, etc.) press and hold
the SET button for 2 seconds while in
the appropriate mode.
The information center includes the following display areas.
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F00L2CY
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
3
4
General display
Message/units display
Warning light
Fuel level display
VTS position indicator (if so equipped)
General Display
Repeatedly pressing the MODE button
scrolls the following displays: Compass (if so equipped), Tachometer,
speedometer, average speed, trip
meter, hourmeter, water temperature,
exterior temperature (if so equipped)
and chronometer.
F00L2BZ
1
1. Press to change display mode
When you are satisfied with your choice,
stop pressing the button.The display
you have chosen will remain until it is
changed. When safety lanyard is installed, the last chosen display will come
back.
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Compass (if so equipped): Displays
the cardinal points to indicate the orientation of the watercraft.
WARNING
Use the compass as a guide only.
Not to be used for navigation purposes.
Tachometer: Indicates the revolutions
per minute (RPM) of the engine.
Speedometer: Indicates the speed of
watercraft in kilometers per hour (KPH)
or miles per hour (MPH).
Average Speed: The information center approximately calculates and displays the average speed (AV KPH or
AV MPH) of the watercraft since the
last engine start.
Trip Meter: The information center approximately calculates the distance
based on the operation time and the watercraft speed and displays the result in
kilometers (KM) or miles (MILES).
Hourmeter: Displays the time in hours
of the watercraft usage.
Water Temperature: Displays the water temperature you are on (L TEMP) in
degrees Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F).
Exterior Temperature (if so equipped):
Displays the exterior air temperature
(E TEMP) in degrees Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F).
Chronometer: Allows to measure an
interval of time in hours and minutes
(hh:mm).
Message Display
The information center features a display area that blinks a message whenever one of the following circumstances occurs:
• fuel injection system sensors and major components (MAINT) (DI models)
• compass error (COMPAS)
(if so equipped)
• maintenance (MAINT)
• engine overheating (H-TEMP)
• low fuel (FUEL-LO)
• low oil (OIL LOW)
• low voltage (12 V LOW).
A buzzer will sound when one of the
four last circumstances occurs.
Except for low fuel and low oil, which can
be corrected by refilling, it is recommended to see an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer when other messages occur.
The warning light will blink at the same
time.
Warning Light
The red warning LED (Light-Emitting
Diode) blinks along with the message
display to catch your attention.
Fuel Level Display
Bar gauge continuously indicates the
amount of fuel in the fuel tank while
riding. A low-fuel condition is also indicated when it occurs. See MESSAGE
DISPLAY above.
VTS Position Indicator
(if so equipped)
The VTS position indicator shows the
riding angle of the watercraft.
1
2 3
F00L2DY
1. Position indicator
2. Bow up
3. Bow down
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Display Priorities
As a self test, all LCD segments and the
LED will turn on for 3 seconds each time
the information center is activated
(when safety lanyard is installed).
When the information center is activated, the last function set will be displayed if it was the tachometer, speedometer or chronometer. If another
function was set, the compass will be
displayed. On models without the
compass function, the word “SeaDoo”
will be displayed.
In the event of a warning message, the
message will blink and override the
units display.
If more than one warning message occurs, the blinking messages will scroll
every 4 seconds.
Other Functions
The following describes how to select
other available functions.
Language Option
While in the compass mode (while
“SeaDoo” is displayed on models
without compass):
1. Press to end
English/Metric System
Allows to display the units in the metric system or in the SAE English system.
F00L2B1
1
1
1. Press TOGETHER and hold for 2 seconds
Chronometer
While in the chronometer mode:
F00L2B0
F00L2B0
1
F00L2B0
1
1. Press to start or stop chronometer
1. Press and hold for 2 seconds
F00L2B0
F00L2BZ
1
1. Repeatedly press
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1
1. Press and hold for 2 seconds to reset
Chronometer is reset every time engine is turned off.
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Maintenance Information
When the watercraft is due for a maintenance inspection, the message MAINT
will blink.
To clear the warning message while it
is blinking:
1
F00L2B0
1. Press and hold for 2 seconds to reset
ON: Allows fuel to flow to carburetor(s). This is the normal position
for operation of watercraft.
CAUTION: Improper opening of fuel
valve may restrict flow of fuel and
may lead to engine damage. Make
sure valve is fully opened while running.
RES (RESERVE): Use when the watercraft has run out of fuel in the ON
position.
Always refill the fuel tank at the first
opportunity. After refueling, turn the
fuel tank valve to the ON position to
continue operation.
NOTE: If maintenance message
(MAINT) continues to blink, it indicates
a fault with the fuel injection system
on Di models. Refer to an authorized
SEA-DOO dealer for servicing.
14) Fuel Tank Cap
12) Glove Box
All Models
Refer to the vehicle illustration for fuel
tank cap location.
Unscrew the cap counterclockwise. After fueling, reinstall cap and fully tighten.
A small, convenient storage compartment for personal articles.
13) Fuel Tank Valve
Carburetor-Equipped Models
F17L0DY
1
2
1. ON
2. OFF
A 3-position rotating valve: OFF, ON and
RESERVE:
OFF: Stop fuel supply to carburetor(s).
CAUTION: Turn valve to OFF position when watercraft is not operated.
Some Models
Open the front storage compartment
cover to expose fuel tank cap.
WARNING
Always stop the engine before refueling. Fuel is inflammable and
explosive under certain conditions. Always work in a well ventilated area. Do not smoke or allow
open flames or sparks in the vicinity. Fuel tank may be pressurized,
turn cap slowly when opening.
Never use an open flame to check
fuel level. When fueling, keep watercraft level. Do not overfill or top
off the fuel tank and leave watercraft in the sun. As temperature increases, fuel expands and might
overflow. Always wipe off any fuel
spillage from the watercraft. Periodically verify fuel system. Always turn the fuel tank valve (if so
equipped) to OFF position when
the watercraft is not in use.
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15) Oil Injection Reservoir
Cap
Refer to the vehicle illustration for oil
injection reservoir cap location.
To add injection oil in the reservoir, unscrew the cap counterclockwise. Do
not overfill. Reinstall cap and fully tighten it.
WARNING
Do not overfill. Reinstall cap and
fully tighten. Oil is inflammable.
Always wipe off any oil spillage
from the bilge.
Open the front storage compartment
cover to expose reservoir cap.
F17L0VY
1
1. Drain plug
GTI and GTI LE Models
The rear storage basket includes a latch
to hold an approved fire extinguisher
(sold separately).
16) Front Storage
Compartment Cover
It gives access to the front storage compartment. Always relatch cover after
closing.
Front Storage Compartment
A convenient watertight area, (removable basket on some models) to carry
personal articles. Ideal location for spare
spark plugs, towrope, first aid kit, etc.
WARNING
Never leave any heavy or breakable
objects loose in the storage area/
basket. Never store or carry anything below basket (if so equipped).
Never operate the watercraft with
any storage compartment cover
open.
GTI, GTI LE, GTI LE RFI and GTX DI
Models
If there is water in the storage area,
pull out the drain plug to let water go
out. Reinstall the plug when done.
NOTE: The water will flow to the bilge.
If there is an important quantity of water, ensure to drain the bilge (out of water) prior to using the watercraft.
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F17L09Y
RX DI Models
Lift the basket to get access to the
holder to store an approved fire extinguisher (sold separately). It also contains the Operator’s Guide, the Safety
Handbook and the tool kit.
F17L08Y
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GTX DI Models
The front storage area includes a latch
to hold an approved fire extinguisher
(sold separately).
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CAUTION: If the air intake opening
is kept under water, such as turning
constantly in tight circles, water will
get inside bilge, which may cause
severe damage to internal parts of
the engine.
20) Seat Strap
The seat strap provides a handhold to
assist boarding and is used as a handhold for the passenger.
21) Seat Latch
2
F18L0LY
1. Retaining straps
2. Extinguisher (sold separately)
Removing the seat allows access to
the engine compartment.
The seat latch is located at the rear end
and underneath the seat.
2-Up Seat Models
WARNING
Ensure to properly secure extinguisher with the supplied retaining
straps.
17) Front Storage
Compartment Cover
Latch
Pull the latch lever upward in order to
open the front storage compartment
cover. Always relatch.
NOTE: Verify periodically the lock pin
tightness of storage cover. Tighten if
needed and make sure storage cover
latches properly.
1
F01L8XZ
TYPICAL
1. Seat latch
3-Up Seat Models
18) Tool Kit
Contains tools needed to perform basic
watercraft maintenance.
19) Air Intake Opening
This is where air enters to supply the
engine and to ventilate the engine
compartment. If the air intake opening
is kept under water, water will get inside bilge.
F17L0EY
1
1. Seat latch
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All Models
To remove seat, pull the latch lever upward and hold. Lift and pull the seat
rearward.
NOTE: On the 3-up seat models, it is
necessary to remove the seat extension first and repeat the same procedure to remove the seat.
Engine Compartment
This is where the mechanical, electrical and fuel/oil systems are located.
WARNING
Components inside engine compartment may be hot. When starting or operating the engine, do not
touch any electrical part. Never
leave any object, rag, tool, etc., in the
engine compartment or in the bilge.
F06L12Y
2
1
1. Insert this tab in hook
2. Hook
Some Models
When reinstalling the seat, place seat
cavity over body hook.
Some Models
When reinstalling the seat, insert seat
front tab into body hook.
F17L0NY
1
1. Seat cavity
F01L92Y
1 2
1. Insert this tab in hook
2. Hook
Some Models
When reinstalling the seat, insert seat
hook into body front tab for each portion of the seat.
F17L0MY
1. Body hook
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All Models
To latch seat, align latch hole with pin
then, firmly push downward on rear of
the seat.
23) Rear Grab Handle
Provides a handhold for boarding when
needed and a handhold for the passenger or the spotter on 3-up seat models. See illustration above.
CAUTION: Never use the grab handle to tow anything or to lift the watercraft.
24) Rear Storage Basket
(if so equipped)
A convenient watertight, removable
basket to carry personal articles.
F00L2TY
1
2
1. Latch hole
2. Pin
22) Seat Extension Latch
(if so equipped)
Removing the seat extension allows
access to the rear storage basket. It
also gives access to the seat latch on
models with a seat extension.
F17L0FY
2
F17L09Y
TYPICAL
GTX DI Models
Spare Spark Plug Holder
The storage basket features a spare
spark plug holder.
To keep spare spark plugs dry and prevent shocks that might affect the adjustment or break them, a holder is
provided.
Unscrew cap counterclockwise to expose the holder and insert spark plug
in their holes. Reinstall cap.
1
1. Seat extension latch
2. Rear grab handle
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F18L0HY
Stern Eyelet
Some Models
This eyelet allows a rope with a hook,
a closed end or an open end to be attached.
1
2
3
1. Storage basket
2. Spare spark plug holder cap
3. Spark plug holder
1
F07L0YY
NOTE: Adjust spare spark plug gap according to SPECIFICATIONS before installation.
NOTE: Spare spark plugs are not supplied with the watercraft.
All Models
25) Bow and Stern Eyelets
Bow Eyelet
Eyelets can be used for mooring, towing and as a tie-down point during trailering.
1. Stern eyelet
26) Mooring Cleats
All Models
These cleats can be temporarily used
for docking, while refueling for example.
CAUTION: Never use mooring cleats
to pull or lift the watercraft.
F18L0SY
1
F00L0EY
1. Bow eyelet
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1
1. Mooring cleats
27) Footboard
User’s feet should rest on the footboard
when riding.
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28) Boarding Pads
Provide a cushioned surface for the
knees when boarding from rear of watercraft.
31) Cooling System Bleed
Outlet
All Models
All Models
29) Boarding Platform
Provides a large surface for easier boarding from rear of watercraft.
30) Boarding Step
(if so equipped)
A convenient step to help reboarding
the watercraft.
1
F12L05Y
1
TYPICAL
1. Bleed outlet
F18L0IY
1. Boarding step
Pull down the step with your hand and
hold until a foot is put on the step.
When engine is running, water should
flow from the outlet. This allows air in
engine cooling system to escape. It
also indicates that water is circulating
in the cooling system.
NOTE: It may be required to increase
slightly the engine RPM to see the water flowing out.
CAUTION: Should water not flow
from outlet a few seconds after engine starts, immediately stop engine
and refer to POST-OPERATION CARE
and look for COOLING SYSTEM
FLUSHING or refer to an authorized
SEA-DOO dealer for servicing.
F18L0JY
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32) Flushing Connector
(if so equipped)
A convenient connector is provided to
allow easy installation of a garden hose
to flush the cooling system.
1
1
2
3
F18L14Y
TYPICAL
1. Drain plugs
2. Tighten
3. Unscrew
F18L0TY
TYPICAL
Refer to POST-OPERATION CARE section for proper use.
33) Bilge Drain Plugs
Should water be found in the bilge, it
can be easily drained by unscrewing
the drain plugs when engine is off and
watercraft is out of water.
CAUTION: Remove boat from water
prior to unscrewing drain plugs.
Tilt the watercraft slightly to the rear
so that the water can completely flow
out of the bilge.
It is suggested to drain bilge on a ramp.
CAUTION: Make sure drain plugs are
properly secured prior to launching
the watercraft in water.
34) Jet Pump Nozzle
Jet pump nozzle turns side to side via
rider input at the handlebar. This provides directional control when engine
is running.
F18J05Z
TYPICAL
1. Jet pump nozzle
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35) Reverse Gate
When selecting the neutral or reverse
position with the shift lever, the reverse gate moves up or down to obtain
the desired position.
1
F18J04Y
1
F18J05Y
2
1. Water intake
2. Ride plate
TYPICAL
1. Reverse gate
37) Fuses
36) Jet Pump Water Intake
Fuses are located under seat in bilge.
Refer to MAINTENANCE for more details.
The water is drawn up by the impeller
through this opening. The water intake
grate minimizes the entry of foreign
objects into the propulsion system.
WARNING
Keep away from intake grate while
engine is on. Items such as long
hair, loose clothing or personal flotation device straps can become
entangled in moving parts resulting in severe injury or drowning.
38) Battery
Battery is located inside engine compartment. Refer to SPECIAL PROCEDURES.
39) Side Vanes
(if so equipped)
Side vanes are part of Off-Power Assisted Steering (O.P.A.S.) system. When
engine RPM is reduced, the side vanes
are lowered to assist the steering system.
WARNING
Check handlebar and corresponding side vanes operation before
starting. Never use side vanes as a
supporting point to board the watercraft or to lift it. Never turn handlebar while someone is nearby
rear of watercraft. Keep away from
steering moving parts (nozzle,
side vanes, linkage etc.).
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FUEL AND LUBRICATION
CAUTION: Scrupulously follow the
instructions of this section. Failure
to do so may reduce the engine’s life
and/or performance.
Fueling Procedure
WARNING
Follow these safe boating fueling
instructions explicitly.
Turn off engine.
Do not allow anyone to remain on the
watercraft.
Tie watercraft securely to the fueling
pier.
Have a fire extinguisher close at hand.
Do not insert the spout too far in filler
neck.
Pour fuel slowly so that air can escape
from the tank and prevent fuel flowback. Be careful not to spill fuel.
Stop filling when the fuel reaches the
bottom of filler neck. Do not fill into the
filler tube to prevent fuel spill out. Do
not overfill. Fully tighten fuel tank cap.
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WARNING
Always stop the engine before refueling. Fuel is inflammable and
explosive under certain conditions. Always work in a well ventilated area. Do not smoke or allow
open flames or sparks in the vicinity. Fuel tank may be pressurized,
turn cap slowly when opening.
Never use an open flame to check
fuel level. When fueling, keep watercraft level. Do not overfill or top
off the fuel tank and leave watercraft in the sun. As temperature increases, fuel expands and might
overflow. Always wipe off any fuel
spillage from the watercraft. Periodically verify fuel system. Always turn the fuel tank valve (if so
equipped) to OFF position when
the watercraft is not in use.
Recommended Fuel
Use unleaded regular gasoline with 87
octane (Ron + Mon)/2 specification.
All Models
NOTE: Do not mix oil with fuel except
if otherwise specified, at engine breakin. Refer to BREAK-IN PERIOD. Always
check injection oil reservoir level when
refueling.
CAUTION: Never experiment with
other fuels or fuel ratios. Never use
fuel containing more than 10% alcohol, (ethanol or methanol). The use
of non-recommended fuel can result
in watercraft performance deterioration and damage to critical parts in
the fuel system and engine components.
CAUTION: On RFI and DI models,
never use injector cleaning products.
They may contain additive that could
damage injector components.
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Recommended Oil
WARNING
Do not overfill. Reinstall cap and
fully tighten. Oil is inflammable.
Always wipe off any oil spillage
from the bilge.
Use only two-stroke engine injection oil
sold by authorized SEA-DOO dealers.
MODELS
GTI, GTI LE
OIL TYPE
• BOMBARDIER
Formula XP-S II
synthetic injection oil
OR
• BOMBARDIER
injection oil
(or equivalent) ➀ ➁
GTI LE RFI,
RX DI,
GTX DI ➂
• BOMBARDIER
Formula XP-S II
synthetic injection oil
➀ If BOMBARDIER injection oil is not
available, API TC high-quality low ash
two-stroke injection oil may be used.
➁ BOMBARDIER FORMULA XP-S II
synthetic injection oil and
BOMBARDIER injection oil are
compatible, they can be mixed together.
➂ CAUTION: The BOMBARDIER Formula XP-S II oil is specially formulated and tested for the severe requirements of the 787 RFI and 947
DI engines. Use of any other brand
two-stroke oil may void the limited
warranty. Use only BOMBARDIER
Formula XP-S II oil. There is no
known equivalent on the market
for the moment. If a high quality
equivalent were available, it could
be used.
BOMBARDIER injection oil is a special
blend of basic oil and additives especially selected to ensure unequalled lubrication, engine cleanliness and minimum spark plug fouling.
The BOMBARDIER Formula XP-S II
synthetic injection oil provides superior lubrication, reduced engine component wear and oil deposit, thus
maintaining maximum-level performance and antifriction properties. This
synthetic injection oil meets the latest
ASTM and JASO standards by ensuring high biodegradability and low exhaust smoke.
CAUTION: Never use four-stroke petroleum or synthetic motor oil and
never mix these with outboard motor
oil. Do not use NMMA TC-W, TC-W2
or TC-W3 outboard two-stroke engine oils or ashless two-stroke engine
oils. Avoid mixing different brands of
API TC oil as resulting chemical reactions may cause severe engine damage.
Oil Injection System
This watercraft features an oil injection
system which does not require manual
fuel/oil mixing.
A sufficient amount of injection oil should
be maintained in the reservoir.
NOTE: It is recommended to carry a 1 L
of spare injection oil.
The use of a funnel is recommended
to pour the oil into the reservoir. Stop
filling as soon as oil appears at approximately 13 mm (1/2 in) from top of reservoir. Do not overfill.
CAUTION: Always maintain a sufficient amount of injection oil in the oil
reservoir. Check and refill every time
you refuel if necessary. Do not overfill.
If the engine runs out of oil, severe engine damage will occur. If the oil reservoir is found almost empty, air can
enter in the system and it should be
bled. Immediately refer to an authorized SEA-DOO dealer to have the oil
injection system inspected.
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BREAK-IN PERIOD
CAUTION: Scrupulously follow the
instructions of this section. Failure
to do so may reduce the engine’s life
and/or performance.
With SEA-DOO watercraft powered
by Rotax® engines, a break-in period of
10 hours is required before continuous
operation at full throttle.
All Models except DI Models
To achieve a good break-in, throttle lever should not be depressed more than
3/4, however, brief acceleration and
speed variations contribute to a good
break-in.
DI Models
To achieve a good break-in, vary the
engine speed every few minutes with
brief wide open throttle accelerations
of up to 15 seconds.
All Models
CAUTION: Continued wide open
throttle runs and prolonged cruising
without speed variations should be
avoided, this can cause engine damage during the break-in period.
All Models except DI Models
To assure additional protection during
the initial engine break-in, it is recommended to add 1 L of the same oil as
in the injection oil reservoir in the fuel
tank for the first full fuel tank filling
only.
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To add injection oil in the fuel tank, proceed as follows:
Fill fuel tank with approximately 15 liters (4 gal) of gasoline; then, add the
injection oil in the fuel.
Fill up fuel tank with gasoline. Do not
overfill.
NOTE: It is important to proceed in this
order to allow a proper mixing of the oil
in the gasoline. If oil is added first in an
empty fuel tank, fuel lines will be filled
up with injection oil leading in a no start
condition of the engine.
CAUTION: Remove and clean spark
plugs after engine break-in.
DI Models
NOTE: Do not add injection oil in the
fuel tank for the break-in.
All Models
10-Hour Inspection
It is highly recommended that after the
first 10 hours of operation, the watercraft be checked by an authorized
SEA-DOO dealer. This inspection will
also provide the opportunity to discuss
the unanswered questions you may
have encountered during the first hours
of operation.
The 10-hour inspection is at the
expense of the watercraft owner.
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PRE-OPERATION CHECKS
WARNING
The pre-operation check is very important prior to operating the watercraft.
Always check the proper operation of critical controls, safety features and
mechanical components, before starting as listed hereinafter. If not done
as specified here, severe injury or death might occur. Bring all safety equipment required by local laws.
Some of the following items may not have been previously covered in this guide,
however they will be described in the MAINTENANCE or SPECIAL PROCEDURES
section. Please refer to these sections to have more detailed information.
WARNING
Engine should be off and the safety lanyard should always be removed
from its post prior to verifying any of the following points. Only start watercraft once all items have been checked and operate properly.
ITEM
OPERATION
Hull
Inspect.
Jet pump water intake
Inspect/clean.
Bilge
Drain. Ensure plugs are secured.
Battery
Inspect tightness of cables and retaining
strap(s).
Fuel tank and oil reservoir
Refill.
Engine compartment
Check fuel line connections for tightness.
Verify for any fuel leak/odor.
Steering system and side vanes
(if so equipped)
Check operation.
Throttle system
Check operation.
Shifter system
Check operation.
VTS (if so equipped)
Check operation.
✓
Storage compartment covers and Ensure they are closed and latched.
seat
Safety lanyard and engine
start/stop button
Check operation.
NOTE: See the detailed instructions hereinafter.
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Hull
Battery
Inspect hull for cracks or damage.
Jet Pump Water Intake
Remove weeds, shells, debris or anything else that could restrict the flow
of water and damage cooling system
or propulsion unit. Clean as necessary.
If any obstruction can not be removed,
refer to an authorized SEA-DOO dealer
for servicing.
WARNING
Verify tightness of battery cables to
their posts and condition of battery
retaining strap(s)/fasteners. Do not
charge or boost battery while installed.
Fuel Tank and Oil Reservoir
With the watercraft horizontal, fill the
fuel tank to specified level.
Check the oil level and refill reservoir
as necessary.
Check fuel tank and oil reservoir retaining straps/fasteners.
Engine Compartment
WARNING
Should any leak or gasoline odor
be present, do not start the engine.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer before use.
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F18J04Y
2
1. Water intake
2. Ride plate
Inspect leading edges of the impeller,
if they have nicks or bends performance
will be greatly reduced.
Bilge
Should water be present in the bilge,
tilt the watercraft to the rear and unscrew drain plugs to completely empty
the bilge.
Secure bilge drain plugs.
WARNING
Make sure drain plugs are properly secured prior to launching the
watercraft in water.
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Steering System
Assisted by another person, check
steering operation for free movement.
When the handlebar is horizontal, the
jet pump nozzle should be in the straight
ahead position. The rear edge of side
vanes (if so equipped) should be
pointing outside of watercraft by approximately 20°. Ensure the jet pump
nozzle and side vanes (if so equipped)
pivot easily and in the same direction
as the handlebar.
WARNING
Check handlebar and corresponding steering nozzle operation before starting. Never turn handlebar while someone is nearby rear
of watercraft. Keep away from
steering moving parts (nozzle, side
vanes, linkage etc.).
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Throttle System
Check throttle lever for free and smooth
operation. It should return to its initial
position immediately after it is released.
WARNING
Check throttle lever operation before starting the engine.
All Models except RFI and DI
CAUTION: Engine can be flooded if
throttle lever is applied several times
when engine is not running. If engine is flooded, it will not start.
All Models
Shifter System
Check reverse gate operation for free
movement. With shift lever in forward
position, the gate should be in upward
position and offering a resistance to go
downward. With the shift lever in neutral
position, gate should be in middle position. With shift lever in reverse position,
gate should be in downward position.
WARNING
Verify the reverse gate operation
before starting the engine.
VTS (Variable Trim System)
(if so equipped)
Storage Compartment
Covers and Seat
Ensure they are closed and latched.
WARNING
Make sure seat is securely latched.
Safety Lanyard and Engine
Start/Stop Button
Position shift lever in neutral. Ensure that
both switches operate properly. Start engine and stop it using each switch individually.
WARNING
Should the safety lanyard cap is
loose or fail to remain on its post,
replace it immediately in order to
avoid unsafe use.
WARNING
If engine does not shut-off when
pushing engine start/stop button
or by disconnecting the safety lanyard, stop the engine by applying
the choke and turning fuel tank
valve (if so equipped) to OFF position. Do not operate the watercraft
further, see an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Push on arrows on VTS button to check
nozzle movement.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Always perform the PRE-OPERATION
CHECKS before operating the watercraft. Become thoroughly familiar with all controls and the function
of each. Should any control or instruction not be fully understood,
refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Principle of Operation
Propulsion
The engine is directly coupled to a
drive shaft which, in turn, rotates an
impeller. This impeller is accurately adjusted in a housing where the water is
drawn up from underneath the watercraft. Then the water flows through
the impeller to a venturi. The venturi
accelerates the water and produces
thrust to move the watercraft. Depressing the throttle lever increases
engine speed and therefore watercraft
speed.
Keep away from intake grate while
engine is on. Items such as long
hair, loose clothing or personal flotation device straps can become
entangled in moving parts resulting in severe injury or drowning.
The shift lever should be in the forward
position in order for the watercraft to advance.
Neutral and Reverse
WARNING
Never use jet pump components as
a supporting point to board the watercraft. Shift lever should only be
used when the engine is idling and
watercraft is completely stopped.
Never rev the engine at high RPM
in reverse. Do not use reverse to
stop the watercraft. Only use reverse at slow speed and for the
shortest time possible. Always ensure the path behind is clear of objects and persons including children playing in shallow water.
To find the neutral, set in reverse then
push back until the watercraft stops
moving backwards.
The reverse gate will be in the middle
position, directing half of the thrust toward the front of the watercraft to minimize watercraft movement.
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TYPICAL
WARNING
Whenever the engine is to be started, the operator and passenger(s)
should always be properly sitting
on the watercraft and be wearing
protective clothing including a Coast
Guard approved PFD and a wet suit
bottom.
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WARNING
WARNING
When the watercraft is in neutral
position, the drive shaft and impeller are still turning.
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F17J02Y
F17L0BZ
1
1
1. Reverse gate in downward position
1. Shift lever in neutral position
1
F17J01Y
NOTE: To obtain maximum efficiency
and control from the reverse, increase
engine speed to slightly above idle.
Too much RPM will create water turbulence and reduce reverse efficiency.
In reverse position, turn the handlebar
in the same direction that you want to
move the rear of the watercraft.
For example, to steer the rear of the watercraft to the left side, turn the handlebar to the left side.
1. Reverse gate in middle position
To obtain reverse, pull shift lever completely. The reverse gate will be in downward position, directing all the thrust toward the front of the watercraft.
F17L0CZ
1
1. Shift lever in reverse position
F18J08Y
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WARNING
1
Shift lever should only be used when
the engine is idling and watercraft is
completely stopped. Do not use reverse to stop the watercraft.
Variable Trim System
(if so equipped)
The variable trim system (VTS) changes the angle of the jet pump nozzle to
provide the operator with a fast, effective system to compensate for load,
thrust, riding position and water conditions. Correctly adjusted, it can improve handling, reduce porpoising, and
position the watercraft at its best riding
angle to attain maximum performance.
When first using the watercraft, the
operator should become familiar with
the use of the variable trim system
(VTS) at varying speeds and water conditions. A mid-range trim is generally
used when cruising. Experience alone
will dictate the best trim for the conditions. During the watercraft break-in
period, when lower speeds are recommended, it is an excellent opportunity
to gain familiarity of trim adjustment
and its effects.
When the nozzle is positioned in an upward angle, the water thrust directs the
bow of the watercraft upward. This position is used to optimize high speed.
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2
3
8°
F16L0ZY
TYPICAL
1. Push on arrow pointing upward on VTS
button
2. Bow up
3. Nozzle up
NOTE: VTS position is indicated on a
bar gauge in the information center.
When the nozzle is directed downward, the bow is forced downward and
enhances the watercraft turning capabilities. As with any watercraft, speed
and operator body position and movement (body English), will determine the
degree and sharpness of the watercraft turn. Porpoising can be reduced or
eliminated if the nozzle is downward
and speed is adjusted proportionately.
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Turning the handlebar pivots the jet
pump nozzle which controls the watercraft direction. Turning the handlebar to
the right will turn the watercraft to the
right and inversely. The throttle should
be applied to turn the watercraft.
WARNING
1
2
Throttle should be applied and
handlebar turned to change the direction of the watercraft. Steering
efficiency will differ depending on
the number of passengers, load,
water conditions and environmental factors such as the wind.
3
8°
F16L0YY
TYPICAL
1. Push on arrow pointing downward on VTS
button
2. Bow down
3. Nozzle down
Steering
Unlike a car, a watercraft needs some
throttle to turn. Practice in a safe area
applying the throttle and turning away
from an imaginary object. This is a
good collision avoidance technique.
WARNING
On models without O.P.A.S. directional control is reduced when the
throttle is released and lost when engine is off.
WARNING
On models with O.P.A.S. directional
control is reduced when the throttle
is released and/or when engine is
off.
F18J09Y
The watercraft behaves differently with
a passenger and requires greater skill.
The passenger should always grip the
seat strap or grab handle. Reduce
speed and avoid sharp turns. Avoid
choppy water conditions when carrying
a passenger.
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Models with Off-Power Assisted
Steering System (O.P.A.S.)
Two side vanes on the rear sides of the
hull, turn as the steering is turned to
assist the watercraft turning. At first,
carefully experiment turning with this
system.
1
F17K02Y
1. Side vane in lower position
Boarding the Watercraft
F17K03Y
General
As with any watercraft, boarding should
be done carefully and engine should not
be running.
1
1. Side vanes turn following steering movement
When engine is running at approximately 75% or more RPM, the side vanes
are automatically raised to upper position since they are not required at that
vehicle speed range.
Between 30% and 75% engine RPM,
side vanes gradually raised from lower
position to upper position.
WARNING
Engine should be OFF when boarding the watercraft or when using
boarding step (if so equipped).
Keep limbs away from jet or intake
grate. Stay on center of the step.
Only one person at a time on the
step. Never use the step for pulling,
towing, diving or jumping, boarding a watercraft that is out of water
or any other purpose other than a
boarding step.
On some models, boarding is facilitated by using a step.
WARNING
F17K01Y
1
1. Side vane in upper position
When throttle is released and engine
RPM drops, the side vanes are automatically lowered thus assisting steering control.
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Inexperienced riders should practice
how to get aboard (all methods explained here) close to shore first
before venturing into deep water.
WARNING
Never use jet pump components
as a supporting point to board the
watercraft.
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Boarding from a Dock or in
Shallow Water
When boarding from a dock, slowly
place one foot on the watercraft footboard nearest the dock and, at the
same time, transfer the body weight to
the other side in order to balance the
watercraft while holding the handlebar.
Then, bring the other foot over the seat
and put it on the other footboard. Push
the watercraft away from the dock.
Boarding in Deep Water
Operator Alone
Swim to the rear of the watercraft.
F01L5JY
Grip the grab handle and pull yourself
upward until your knee can reach the
boarding platform then grip the seat
strap.
F18A01Y
F01L4JY
Bring your feet on the footboard while
maintaining balance using the handlebar (except 3-up seat models).
A
F18L0XY
A. 90 cm (3 ft)
In shallow water, board the watercraft
either from the side or the rear.
F01L4KY
Sit astride the seat.
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Operator with a Passenger
The operator climbs on the watercraft
the same way as explained previously.
In choppy water, the passenger, while
in the water, may hold the watercraft
to help the operator in climbing aboard.
F01L4MY
The passenger then climbs on the watercraft while the operator maintains
balance by sitting as close as possible
to the console.
F01L4NY
F01L4OY
Starting
Preparation
Before unloading the watercraft from
the trailer, it can be started for about
10 seconds to verify proper operation.
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WARNING
Components inside engine compartment may be hot. Do not touch
electrical parts or jet pump area
when engine is running.
Attach the safety lanyard to your PFD
and snap the cap to its post before starting the engine.
NOTE: If you hear anything else than 2
short beeps from DESS system, it indicates a particular condition that should
be corrected. Refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING section for the meaning of
the coded signal.
WARNING
Before starting the engine, the operator and passengers should always be properly seated.
Position shift lever to neutral.
Turn the fuel tank valve (if so equipped)
to ON position.
Firmly grip handlebar with your left
hand and place both feet on the footboard.
To start engine, depress and hold the
engine start/stop button. Follow procedure below for cold or warm engine
starting.
If engine fails to start after 10 seconds,
wait a few seconds then repeat procedure.
CAUTION: Do not hold start/stop button more than 30 seconds to avoid
starter overheating. A rest period
should be observed between the
cranking cycles to let starter cool
down. Pay attention not to discharge
battery. The engine should be started only after boarding, when there is
at least 90 cm (3 ft) of water below
the hull. Do not accelerate fast.
Release engine start/stop button immediately after engine is started.
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Carburetor-Equipped Models
Cold Engine
The choke is provided to supply a richer
fuel/air mixture when starting a cold engine.
Fully pull the choke lever and hold while
starting the engine.
All Models
Riding
Slowly accelerate to reach deeper water. Do not apply full throttle until the
engine is warm.
F18A02Y
F12L07Y
1
TYPICAL
1. Fully pull
After engine is started, release choke lever.
It may be necessary to reapply the choke
and if necessary, slightly apply throttle to
keep engine running.
Warm Engine
The choke does not need to be applied.
RFI and DI Models
Cold and Warm Engine
Do not depress the throttle lever to
start either a cold or warm engine.
CAUTION: Avoid watercraft operation in weeded areas. If unavoidable,
vary watercraft speed.
Rough Water or Poor
Visibility Operation
Avoid operation in these conditions. If
you must do so, proceed with caution
and prudence using minimum speed.
Crossing Waves
Reduce speed.
Always be prepared to steer and balance
as necessary.
When crossing wakes, always keep a
safe distance from watercraft ahead.
WARNING
When crossing wakes, slow down.
Operator and passenger(s) can
brace themselves by posting. Do
not jump waves or wakes.
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Stopping/Docking
Beaching
The watercraft is slowed by water drag.
The stopping distance will vary depending on the watercraft size, weight,
speed, water surface condition, presence and direction of wind and current.
CAUTION: It is not recommended to
run the watercraft to the beach.
Come slowly to the beach and shut off
the using the safety lanyard when water depth is 90 cm (3 ft) under the hull,
then pull the watercraft to the beach.
F18A03Y
The operator should become familiarized with the stopping distance under
different conditions.
Release the throttle at a sufficient distance before the expected landing area.
Reduce speed to idle.
Shift to neutral, reverse or forward, as
required.
WARNING
On models without O.P.A.S. directional control is reduced when the
throttle is released and lost when
engine is off.
WARNING
On models with O.P.A.S. directional control is reduced when the
throttle is released and/or when engine is off.
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F18A03Y
Shutting Off the Engine
To keep watercraft directional control,
the engine should be running until the
watercraft is at idle.
To shut off the engine, completely release throttle lever and press the engine start/stop button. Remove safety
lanyard from watercraft.
WARNING
Should the engine be shut off, watercraft directional control is lost
(reduced on models with O.P.A.S.).
Never leave the safety lanyard on
its post when watercraft is not in
operation in order to prevent accidental engine starting or to avoid
unauthorized use by children or
others or theft.
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POST-OPERATION CARE
WARNING
Allow engine to cool before performing any maintenance.
Engine lubrication and flushing should
be performed when the watercraft is
not expected to be used further the
same day or when the watercraft is
stored for any extended time.
WARNING
General Care
Remove the watercraft from the water
every day to prevent marine organisms
growth.
Should any water be present in the hull,
unscrew the drain plugs and tilt the watercraft to the rear in order to allow water to flow out.
Wipe up any remaining fluid in the engine compartment (bilge, engine, battery, etc.) with clean dry rags (this is particularly important in salt water use).
Additional Care for Foul
Water or Salt Water
When the watercraft is operated in foul
water and particularly in salt water, additional care should be taken to protect
the watercraft and its components.
Rinse trailer and watercraft‘s bilge area
with fresh water.
CAUTION: Failure to perform proper
care such as: watercraft rinsing, cooling system flushing and anticorrosion treatment, when watercraft is
used in salt water, will result in damage to the watercraft and its components. Never leave the watercraft
stored in direct sunlight.
Cooling System Flushing
and Engine Internal
Lubrication
General
Flushing the cooling system with fresh
water is essential to neutralize corroding effects of salt or other chemical products present in water. It will help to remove sand, salt, shells or other particles
in water jackets (engine, exhaust manifold, tuned pipe) and/or hoses.
Perform this operation in a well ventilated area.
Proceed as follows:
Clean jet pump by spraying water in its
inlet and outlet and then apply a coating of BOMBARDIER LUBE lubricant
or equivalent.
Connect a garden hose to connector
located at the rear of watercraft on jet
pump support.
NOTE: A quick connect adapter can be
used (P/N 295 500 473). No hose pincher is required to flush engine.
F07E01Y
3
2
1
TYPICAL
1. Hose adapter
2. Quick connect adapter (not mandatory)
3. Garden hose
NOTE: The quick connect adapter may
be supplied with some models. It has
to be removed if you do not use a quick
connect adapter on your garden hose.
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Flushing
To flush cooling system, start the engine then immediately open the water
tap.
WARNING
947 DI Engines
Spray BOMBARDIER LUBE lubricant
or equivalent, through hole of air intake
silencer keeping engine at fast idle
during one minute.
Components inside engine compartment may be hot. Do not touch
any electrical parts or jet pump
area when engine is running.
CAUTION: Never flush a hot engine.
Always start the engine before opening the water tap. Open water tap
immediately after engine is started
to prevent overheating.
Run the engine about 3 minutes at a
fast idle around 3500 RPM.
Ensure water flows out of drain lines
(engine crankcase, engine cylinder and
air compressor (DI models) while flushing. Otherwise, clean the lines.
CAUTION: Never run engine longer
than 5 minutes. Drive line seal has no
cooling when watercraft is out of water.
Lubrication
717 and 787 RFI Engines
Spray BOMBARDIER LUBE lubricant
or equivalent, through hole of air intake
silencer keeping engine at fast idle
during one minute.
2
1
1
F12F01Y
1. Partially pull tube out of air box to inject
BOMBARDIER LUBE lubricant or equivalent.
Push tube in when finished
All Models
Close the water tap then stop the engine.
CAUTION: Always close the water tap
before stopping the engine.
Final Steps
Disconnect the garden hose.
Remove spark plug cables and connect
them on the grounding device.
WARNING
Always use spark plug cable grounding device when removing spark
plugs.
3
F01F25Y
1. Air intake silencer
2. Pull plug
3. Spray BOMBARDIER LUBE here
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F01H7CY
1
GTI, GTI LE MODELS
1. Grounding device
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NOTE: A 1 second beep every second
indicates the drowned mode is active.
Crank the engine a few turns to distribute the oil on cylinder wall.
F01H7DY
1
RX DI, GTI LE RFI AND GTX DI MODELS
1. Grounding device
Remove both spark plugs and spray
BOMBARDIER LUBE lubricant or equivalent into each cylinder.
Carburetor-Equipped Models
Crank the engine a few turns to distribute the oil on cylinder wall.
RFI Models
Remove safety lanyard from its post.
Depress the throttle lever at full throttle position and hold.
Reinstall the safety lanyard cap on its
post.
Crank the engine a few turns to distribute the oil on cylinder wall.
NOTE: Proceeding in this order, no
fuel will be injected into the engine.
DI Models
To prevent fuel to be injected and also
to cut the ignition at the engine starting, proceed as follows.
While engine is stopped, fully depress
throttle lever and HOLD for cranking.
All Models
Apply anti-seize lubricant on spark plug
threads then reinstall them.
Properly reconnect spark plug cables
to spark plugs.
WARNING
On DI models always reconnect
spark plug cables at the same spark
plugs where they come from. The
cable coming out the edge of the
electrical box must be connected to
the MAG side spark plug.
Wipe up any residual water from the
engine.
717 and 787 RFI Engines
Reinstall plug on air intake silencer cover.
Anticorrosion Treatment
To prevent corrosion, spray a corrosion
inhibitor (salt water resistant) such as
BOMBARDIER LUBE lubricant or equivalent over metallic components in engine compartment.
Apply dielectric grease (salt water resistant) on battery posts and cable connectors.
CAUTION: Never leave rags or tools
in the engine compartment or in the
bilge.
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SPECIAL PROCEDURES
Monitoring System
All Models except DI Models
To assist you when using the watercraft, a system monitors some component of the watercraft and sends audible signals through a beeper to inform
you of a particular condition. Refer to
the TROUBLESHOOTING section for
the coded signals chart.
Limp Home Mode
DI Models
Monitoring System
To assist you when using the watercraft, a system monitors the electronic
components of the fuel injection system and some components of the
electrical system. When a fault occurs,
it sends visual messages through the
information center and/or audible signals through a beeper to inform you of
a particular condition. Refer to the INFORMATION CENTER for the displayed
messages and the TROUBLESHOOTING section for the beeper coded signals chart.
Limp Home Modes
Besides the signals as seen above, the
system may automatically set default
parameters to the MPEM to ensure
the adequate operation of the watercraft if a component of the fuel injection system is not operating properly.
Depending on the severity of the malfunction, the watercraft speed may be
reduced and not allowed to reach its
top speed as usual. In this case, letting
the engine returning at idle speed may
allow normal operation to come back.
The engine RPM may be limited to idle
if some critical components fail. In this
case, removing and reinstalling the
safety lanyard on its post may allow
normal operation to come back.
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These performance-reduced modes
allow the rider to go back home which
would not be possible without this advanced system. If this occurs, see an
authorized SEA-DOO dealer as soon as
possible for inspection.
Engine Overheating
All Models
CAUTION: If the monitoring beeper
continuously sounds, stop engine immediately.
Perform JET PUMP WATER INTAKE
AND IMPELLER CLEANING procedure described in this section.
When back to shore, flush cooling system, refer to POST-OPERATION CARE.
If engine still overheats, refer to an authorized SEA-DOO dealer for servicing.
Jet Pump Water Intake and
Impeller Cleaning
WARNING
Keep away from intake grate while
engine is on. Items such as long
hair, loose clothing or personal flotation device straps can become
entangled in moving parts resulting in severe injury or drowning.
Weeds, shells or debris can get caught
on the intake grate, drive shaft and/or
impeller. A clogged water intake may
cause troubles such as:
1. Cavitation: Engine speed is high but
watercraft moves slowly due to reduced jet thrust, jet pump components may be damaged.
2. Overheating: Since the jet pump
operation controls the flow of water
to cool the engine, a clogged intake
will cause the engine to overheat
and damage engine internal components.
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A weed clogged area can be cleaned
as follows:
In-Water Cleaning
Rock the watercraft several times while
repeatedly pressing engine start/stop
button for short period without starting
engine. Most of the time, this will remove the blockage. Start engine and
make sure water flows out from bleed
outlet and watercraft operates properly.
If system is still blocked, move the watercraft out of the water and remove
blockage manually.
If the aforementioned method does not
work, the following can be performed:
– With engine running and before applying throttle, put shift lever in reverse position and vary throttle quickly several times.
– Repeat procedure if necessary.
Max. 90°
F01L450
TYPICAL
Other Models
Rotate the watercraft clockwise (seen
from rear) to its right side for cleaning.
Max. 90°
On-Beach Water Cleaning
WARNING
Always remove safety lanyard cap
from its post to prevent accidental
engine starting before cleaning the
jet pump area.
All Models
Place a cardboard or a carpet beside the
watercraft to prevent scratching when
turning the watercraft for cleaning.
Rotating watercraft in the proper direction eliminates the possibility of residual water in the tuned pipe entering the
engine and causing engine damage.
GTI, GTI LE Models
Rotate the watercraft counterclockwise (seen from rear) to its left side for
cleaning.
F06L11Y
All Models
Clean the water intake area. If the system is still clogged, refer to an authorized SEA-DOO dealer for servicing.
CAUTION: Inspect water intake grate
for damage. Refer to an authorized
SEA-DOO dealer for repair as necessary.
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Capsized Watercraft
Submerged Watercraft
The watercraft is designed so that it
should not turn over easily. Also two
sponsons mounted on the side of the
hull assist watercraft stability. If it turns
over, it will remain capsized.
If the watercraft is submerged and engine is water-flooded, it is strongly recommended that the watercraft be serviced by an authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
WARNING
When watercraft is capsized, do
not attempt to restart the engine.
Operator and passengers should
always wear approved personal
flotation devices.
CAUTION: Always refer to decal located on stern of watercraft.
To return the watercraft upright, ensure the engine is off, grab the inlet
grate, step on bumper rail and use your
weight to rotate the watercraft.
GTI, GTI LE Models
Rotate the watercraft clockwise (seen
from rear).
Water-Flooded Engine
In the event the engine cannot be serviced within a few hours, remove spark
plug cables and connect them on the
grounding device.
WARNING
Never crank engine with spark
plugs removed unless spark plug
cables are connected to the grounding device. Be careful when cranking engine, water will spray out
from spark plug holes.
Remove spark plugs and dry them with
a clean and dry cloth.
Cover spark plug holes with a rag.
Carburetor-Equipped Models
Ensure choke lever is completely pushed
in.
Fully depress the throttle lever and hold.
F00A24Y
Other Models
Rotate the watercraft counterclockwise (seen from rear).
F00A25Y
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RFI Models
To prevent fuel to be injected in the engine, proceed as follows.
Remove safety lanyard from its post.
Depress and hold the throttle lever at
full throttle position. Wait 2 seconds
then, reinstall the safety lanyard cap.
DI Models
To prevent fuel to be injected and also
to cut the ignition at the engine starting, proceed as follows.
While engine is stopped, fully depress
throttle lever and HOLD for cranking.
NOTE: A 1 second beep every second
indicates the drowned mode is active.
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All Models
Crank engine several times to allow water to escape from spark plug openings.
Release throttle lever.
DI Models
If water does not completely go out, it
may be necessary to remove the air intake silencer then to lean the vehicle so
that water can flow out from throttle
bodies.
All Models
Spray BOMBARDIER LUBE lubricant
or equivalent into spark plug holes.
Crank engine again.
Reinstall spark plugs. Install clean dry
spark plugs if possible. Reconnect cables.
WARNING
Always reconnect spark plug cables at the same spark plugs where
they come from. The cable coming
out the edge of the electrical box
must be connected to the MAG side
spark plug.
Start engine normally.
Fuel-Flooded Engine
When the engine does not start after
several attempts, the engine may be
fuel-flooded. Proceed as follows.
Carburetor-Equipped Models
Install the safety lanyard cap on its post.
Ensure choke lever is completely pushed
in.
Fully depress the throttle lever and hold
while starting the engine. Try several
times.
RFI Models
To prevent fuel to be injected in the engine, proceed as follows.
Remove safety lanyard from its post.
Depress and hold the throttle lever at
full throttle position. Wait 2 seconds
then, reinstall the safety lanyard cap.
Crank engine several times.
DI Models
To prevent fuel to be injected and also
to cut the ignition at the engine starting, proceed as follows.
While engine is stopped, fully depress
throttle lever and HOLD for cranking.
Crank engine several times.
NOTE: A 1 second beep every second
indicates the drowned mode is active.
Carburetor-Equipped Models
As soon as the engine starts, release
throttle lever. Do not race engine.
All Models
If it does not work:
Remove spark plug cables and connect
them on the grounding device.
WARNING
Always use spark plug cable grounding device when removing spark
plugs.
Remove spark plugs and dry them using
a rag.
Cover spark plug holes with a rag.
Crank engine several times.
Reinstall spark plugs. Install clean dry
spark plugs if possible. Reconnect cables.
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DI Models
WARNING
Always reconnect spark plug cables at the same spark plugs where
they come from. The cable coming
out the edge of the electrical box
must be connected to the MAG side
spark plug.
When towing your watercraft in water,
pinch the water supply hose from the
impeller housing to the engine with a
large hose pincher (P/N 529 032 500).
1
F01B23Y
F16H01Y
TYPICAL
1. PTO side spark plug cable
All Models
Start engine as explained above. If engine continues to flood, see an authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
This will prevent the cooling system
from filling which may lead to water being injected into and filling the exhaust
system. Without the engine running
there isn’t any exhaust pressure to carry the water out the exhaust outlet.
CAUTION: Failure to do this may result in damage to the engine. If you
must tow a stranded watercraft in
water and do not have a hose pincher, be sure to stay well below the
maximum towing speed of 24 km/h
(15 MPH).
Snugly install the hose pincher on the
water supply hose as shown.
Out of Fuel
DI Models
When running the engine out of fuel,
it may be necessary to remove and install the safety lanyard 2 - 3 times to
initially feed the fuel system after fuel
tank refill.
Towing the Watercraft in
Water
All Models
Special precautions should be taken
when towing a SEA-DOO watercraft in
water.
Maximum recommended towing speed
is 24 km/h (15 MPH).
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F02E04Y
1
GTI, GTI LE MODELS
1. Hose pincher
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1
F18E01Y
GTX DI MODELS
1. Hose pincher on water supply hose on this
side of the T-fitting
1
F12E01Y
1
TYPICAL — RX DI MODELS
1. Hose pincher on water supply hose on this
side of the T-fitting
CAUTION: When finished towing the
watercraft, hose pincher should be
removed before operating it. Failure
to do so will result in damage to the
engine.
Low-Charge Battery
Condition
See an authorized SEA-DOO dealer to
have it charged or replaced.
F17E07Y
GTI LE RFI MODELS
1. Install hose pincher here
WARNING
Do not charge or boost the battery
while installed on the watercraft.
Electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous. Avoid contact with eyes,
skin and clothing.
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MAINTENANCE
Maintenance, replacement, or repair
of the emission control devices and
systems may be performed by any
marine SI (spark ignition) engine repair establishments or individual.
Engine Emissions
Information
Manufacturer’s Responsibility
Beginning with 1999 model year engines, PWC manufacturers of marine
engines must determine the exhaust
emission levels for each engine horsepower family and certify these engines
with the United States of America Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
An emissions control information label, showing emission levels and engine specifications, must be placed on
each vehicle at the time of manufacture.
Dealer’s Responsibility
When performing service on all 1999
and more recent SEA-DOO watercrafts
that carry an emissions control information label, adjustments must be
kept within published factory specifications.
Replacement or repair of any emission
related component must be executed
in a manner that maintains emission
levels within the prescribed certification standards.
Dealers are not to modify the engine
in any manner that would alter the
horsepower or allow emission levels
to exceed their predetermined factory
specifications.
Exceptions include manufacturer’s
prescribed changes, such as altitude
adjustments for example.
Owner Responsibility
The owner/operator is required to have
engine maintenance performed to
maintain emission levels within prescribed certification standards.
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The owner/operator is not to, and should
not allow anyone to modify the engine
in any manner that would alter the
horsepower or allow emissions levels to
exceed their predetermined factory
specifications.
EPA Emission Regulations
All new 1999 and more recent SEA-DOO
watercraft manufactured by Bombardier
are certified to the EPA as conforming
to the requirements of the regulations
for the control of air pollution from new
watercraft engines. This certification is
contingent on certain adjustments being set to factory standards. For this
reason, the factory procedure for servicing the product must be strictly followed
and, whenever practicable, returned to
the original intent of the design.
The responsibilities listed above are
general and in no way a complete listing of the rules and regulations pertaining to the EPA requirements on exhaust emissions for marine products.
For more detailed information on this
subject, you may contact the following
locations:
VIA U.S. POSTAL SERVICE:
Office of Mobile Sources
Engine Programs and Compliance
Division
Engine Compliance Programs
Group (6403J)
401 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20460
VIA EXPRESS or COURIER MAIL:
Office of Mobile Sources
Engine Programs and Compliance
Division
Engine Compliance Programs
Group (6403J)
501 3rd St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
EPA INTERNET WEB SITE:
www.epa.gov
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WARNING
Only perform procedures as detailed in this guide. It is recommended that the assistance of an
authorized SEA-DOO dealer be
periodically obtained on other
components/systems not covered
in this guide. Unless otherwise
specified, engine must not be running and the safety lanyard must
be removed from its post for all
maintenance procedures. Components inside engine compartment
may be hot. Never use jet pump
components or side vanes to lift
the watercraft.
Lubrication
Use SEA-DOO synthetic grease or
equivalent and lubricate PTO flywheel.
Proceed as follows:
Remove seat to expose engine compartment.
Remove vent tube support (if so
equipped).
2
1
F01I0AY
TYPICAL — OTHER MODELS
1. Flywheel guard
2. Fasteners
Using a grease gun, carefully lubricate
PTO flywheel at grease fitting until
PTO flywheel boot begins to expand.
CAUTION: Immediately stop lubricating as soon as PTO flywheel boot
begins to expand to prevent damage
or slipping.
1
3
PTO Flywheel
Remove the fasteners and pull out PTO
flywheel guard.
2
F01I0BZ
2
1. PTO flywheel
2. Grease fitting
3. PTO flywheel boot
Reinstall and secure PTO flywheel guard.
F06I04Y
1
GTI, GTI LE AND GTI LE RFI MODELS
1. Flywheel guard
2. Wing nuts
Anticorrosion Protection
Throttle/Choke Cables
Lubricate the throttle and choke cables
(if so equipped) with BOMBARDIER
LUBE lubricant or equivalent.
Electrical Connections
As necessary, apply anticorrosion product such as dielectric grease on battery
posts and all exposed cable connectors.
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CAUTION: Do not lubricate connectors of the Multi-Purpose Electronic
Module.
START
STOP
Additional Lubrication
BOMBARDIER LUBE lubricant or equivalent will help prevent corrosion of metallic parts and maintain proper operation of moving mechanisms.
WARNING
Do not lubricate the safety lanyard
post.
F01L51Y
TYPICAL
Carburetor-Equipped Models
Choke Lever
Fully pull choke lever and lubricate the
metallic portion.
Carburetor/Throttle Body and Oil
Injection Pump
Lubricate springs, shafts and exposed
portion of cables.
All Models
Seat Opening Mechanism, Tab,
Hook and Lock Pin
Reverse Gate
Lubricate pivoting points and mechanism.
1
2
F01L7UY
TYPICAL
1. Front tab
2. Rear mechanism
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Periodic Inspection
Routine maintenance is necessary for
all mechanized products. A periodic inspection contributes to the product’s
life span.
The following maintenance chart gives
guidelines for regular watercraft servicing scheduled to be performed by
you and/or by an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer. The schedule should be adjusted according to operating conditions
and use.
IMPORTANT: Schedule for watercraft
rental operations or higher number of
hour use, will require greater frequency of inspection and maintenance.
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Periodic Inspection Chart
LUBRICATION
SYSTEM
FUEL
SYSTEM
COOLING
SYSTEM
ENGINE
GENERAL
EVERY 25
HOURS OR
3 MONTHS
EVERY 50
HOURS OR
6 MONTHS
EVERY 100
HOURS
OR 1 YEAR
TO BE
PERFORMED
BY
I: Inspect, verify, clean, adjust, lubricate,
replace if necessary
C: Clean
L: Lubricate
R: Replace
FREQUENCY
FIRST 10
HOURS
DESCRIPTION
Lubrication/corrosion protection
➀
C
C
Support and rubber mount
Exhaust system fasteners ➄
RAVE valve (if so equipped) ➄
Top end (leak test, piston and ring clearance)
(DI models only) ➄
Counterbalance shaft oil level (if so equipped)
Spark plug
Ignition timing (all models except DI) ➄
TDC setting (DI models only) ➄
Flushing
Hose condition and fasteners
Engine drain tubes
Water flow regulator valve (if so equipped)
Carburetor including choke/throttle cable
(carburetor-equipped models)
Throttle/choke cables (carburetor-equipped models)
Fuel filter (except RFI models) and lines
Fuel filter (except DI and RFI models)
Fuel filter (DI models only)
Oil leakage between cylinder head and injector
(DI models) ➄
Fuel injection system sensors (except throttle body),
(RFI and DI models) ➄
Throttle body and their sensors
(DI models) ➄ ➅
Fuel vent line pressure relief valve
Fuel lines, connections (DI models), check-valve and
fuel system pressurization ➄
Carburetors/throttle bodies, sensors, fuel lines, fuel rail
and fittings (if so equipped) ➄
Air intake silencer fit/tightness
Fuel tank straps
I
I
I
I
C
C
D
D
D
➈
D
I
I
D
D
D
D
C
D
C
D
I
D
R
➇
C
D
D
D
I
R
➃I
I
➈
➂C
I
I
➀I
I
➀
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
D
I
D
D
I
D
I
D
I
I
D
I
I
I
I
D
C
Oil injection pump ➄
I
I
D
Oil filter and lines
I
Oil filter
Oil reservoir straps
I
D
R
I
D
C
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HULL AND
BODY
PROPULSION
SYSTEM
O.P.A.S. STEERING
SYSTEM SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL
SYSTEM
EVERY 25
HOURS OR
3 MONTHS
EVERY 50
HOURS OR
6 MONTHS
EVERY 100
HOURS
OR 1 YEAR
TO BE
PERFORMED
BY
I: Inspect, verify, clean, adjust, lubricate,
replace if necessary
C: Clean
L: Lubricate
R: Replace
FREQUENCY
FIRST 10
HOURS
DESCRIPTION
Electrical connections condition and fastening
(ignition system, electrical box(es), starting system,
fuel injectors (RFI and DI models), etc.)
MPEM mounting brackets/fasteners
Digitally Encoded Security System
Monitoring beeper
Battery condition and strap(s)/fasteners
I
I
I
I
I
D
D
D
D
Steering cable
I
I
D
O.P.A.S. system
I
I
D
I➁
I➁
D
D
C
D
D
D
D
D
D
C
Drive shaft boot and spline condition (if so equipped)
Drive shaft protection hose
PTO flywheel
Shifter system/cable
VTS (Variable Trim System) (if so equipped)
Jet pump reservoir oil level/oil condition
Jet pump cover pusher (if so equipped)
Impeller shaft seal
Impeller condition and impeller/wear ring clearance
Water intake grate condition
I
I
D
I
L
I
I
R
I
L
I
I
I
R
I
➆
R➁
I➁
Bailer pick-ups, check for obstructions
I
I
C
Hull condition
I
I
C
NOTE: Some items are included in the PRE-OPERATION CHECKS and not necessarily repeated in this chart.
D: Dealer
C: Customer
➀ Every 10 hours in salt water use.
➁ These items have to be initially checked after 25 hours. Thereafter, servicing
to be made as specified in this chart.
➂ Daily flushing in salt water or foul water use.
➃ Except DI models.
➄ Emission-related component.
➅ In salt water use.
➆ Replace at 150 hours.
➇ Replace at 250 hours.
➈ Check at 350 hours or 5 years.
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Throttle and Choke Cable
Inspection
Throttle Cable
Depress and release the throttle lever.
It should operate smoothly and return
to its initial position without any hesitation. Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer if necessary.
Carburetor-Equipped Models
Do not activate throttle lever unnecessarily, when engine is not running. Carburetors are equipped with fuel accelerator pumps. These pumps deliver
fuel to the engine each time throttle
lever is depressed.
All Models
WARNING
Do not alter or tamper with throttle cable adjustment or routing.
WARNING
If throttle lever does not automatically return, do not operate watercraft and see your authorized
SEA-DOO dealer.
Carburetor Adjustment
Carburetor adjustment is very important to allow good engine operation and
therefore watercraft performance. Carburetor adjustment requires technical
knowledge and experience to have the
correct mixture supplied to the engine.
CAUTION: Serious engine damage
can occur with improper carburetor
adjustment.
GTI California Models
There is no mixture adjustment to be
performed by the dealer.
IMPORTANT: Trying to bypass the
anti-tamper screws could damage the
carburetor. It could also change the engine emission level and lead the engine not to meet the California emission control regulations.
Fuel Injection System
RFI and DI Models
The fuel injection system inspection
should be performed by an authorized
SEA-DOO dealer.
CAUTION: Never use injector cleaning products. They may contain additives that could damage injector
components.
All Models
Fuel and Oil Filters
1
F01K01Y
1. Should move freely
Carburetor-Equipped Models
Choke Cable
Ensure choke cable operates smoothly and without any hesitation from fully
opened to fully closed. When the choke
lever is fully pulled, choke should be
fully applied. Refer to an authorized
SEA-DOO dealer if necessary.
The fuel filter and the oil filter should be
replaced by an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer. Fuel system pressurization
should be conducted at the same time.
CAUTION: An obstructed oil filter will
cause oil starvation resulting in serious engine damage.
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Steering Alignment
When the handlebar is directed in straight
ahead position, the jet pump nozzle
should be in the same direction allowing the watercraft to run in a straight
line. The rear edge of side vanes (if so
equipped) should be pointing out side
by approximately 20° when the handlebar is pointing straight ahead.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO dealer if an adjustment is necessary.
WARNING
Ensure the handlebar and jet pump
nozzle operate freely from side to
side and are not stressing the steering cable or brackets. Never turn
handlebar while someone is nearby rear of watercraft. Keep away
from steering moving parts (nozzle, side vanes, linkage etc.).
VTS Adjustment
(if so equipped)
Push on arrow pointing upward on VTS
button until the VTS stops. The nozzle
should be up without interfering with
the venturi.
3
1
2
F01J5BY
1. Push on arrow pointing downward on VTS
button
2. No interference
3. Nozzle down
If VTS needs to be readjusted, refer to
an authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
CAUTION: Trim ring and/or nozzle
should not interfere at any position.
Vacuum Bailer Pick-Ups
They are located each side of the drive
shaft tunnel.
Two pick-ups use a low pressure area in
the jet pump to siphon the water out of
the bilge when the engine is operating.
Inspect each pick-up screen for obstructions, clean as necessary.
2
3
F01J5CY
1
TYPICAL
1. Push on arrow pointing upward on VTS
button
2. No interference
3. Nozzle up
Push on arrow pointing downward on
VTS button until VTS stops. The nozzle
must be down and it must not interfere with the venturi.
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F01L7RY
1
TYPICAL
1. Vacuum bailer pick-ups
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Fuses
If an electrical problem occurs, check
the fuses. If a fuse is burnt, replace by
one of the same rating. Follow procedures below.
WARNING
Do not use a higher rated fuse as
this can cause severe damage. If a
fuse has burnt out, source of malfunction should be determined and
corrected before restarting. See an
authorized SEA-DOO dealer for
servicing.
Fuses can be found on the MPEM.
There are other fuses in the rear electrical box on all models except RFI.
MPEM
To access fuses on the MPEM, remove
seat.
GTI, GTI LE Models
Locate MPEM besides engine.
F17H02Y
1
TYPICAL
1. MPEM
F17H01Y
FUSE IDENTIFICATION
5 A: MPEM
15 A: Battery
GTI LE RFI Models
Locate MPEM in front of engine.
4
F17H06Y
1.
2.
3.
4.
3
2
1
Engine
MPEM
Main fuse
Charging system fuse
Fuses are identified, look besides the
fuse holder. SPR means spare (fuse).
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Fuses are identified, look above and
besides the fuse holder.
2
F1 : FP
F2 : ACC
F3 : REG
F4 : VTS
F5 : BAT
F6 : INJ
1
2
1
15A
2A
25A
7.5A
25A
15A
F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6
3
F18H06Y
FUSE IDENTIFICATION
1. Fuse identification
2. Fuse description
F17H05Y
1. Battery
2. MPEM
3. Fuel pump
SPR means spare (fuse).
RX DI Models
To access fuses on the MPEM, open
front storage compartment cover and
remove storage basket.
Locate MPEM on the left side of watercraft.
GTX DI Models
Locate MPEM besides engine.
1
F18H05Y
TYPICAL
1. MPEM
2. Fuses location
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2
Fuse identification: The fuses (F) are
identified from 1 to 6.
Fuse description: The fuses are described with abbreviation as follows:
FP: Fuel pump
ACC: Accessories (information center)
REG: Regulator (charging system)
VTS: Variable Trim System. Fuse is installed but not in use
BAT: Battery
INJ: Injection system
The fuse description is followed by the
ampere rating (A).
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All Models
Remove fuse cover from the MPEM.
1
F06H1SY
2
F12H01Y
TYPICAL
1. MPEM
2. Fuse cover
F06H1TY
Rear Electrical Box
Remove seat.
2
1
TYPICAL
1. Rear electrical box
2. Remove vent tubes
Use the tabs of the fuse cover to remove and reinstall fuses.
1. Fuse cover
2. Fuse tabs
GTI, GTI LE and RX DI Models
Remove darts retaining tubes then pull
out both vent tubes each side of electrical box at rear of hull.
1
GTX DI Models
Locate electrical box at the back of the
bilge.
2
F18H01Y
1
1. Electrical box
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Some Models
Unclip and remove cover of the electrical box to expose the holder of the
main fuse.
Unclip and remove cover of the electrical box.
1
1
F12H02Y
TYPICAL
1. Fuse holder
All Models
Properly reinstall removed components.
2°
1°
O.P.A.S. System
(if so equipped)
The O.P.A.S. system operation and
condition should be checked by an authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
General Inspection and
Cleaning
F18H1BY
TYPICAL
1. Fuse holder
Properly reinstall removed components.
Some Models
Inspection
Check engine compartment for any damage and fuel/oil injection systems for
leaks. Ensure all hose clamps are properly secured and no hose is cracked, kinked
or presenting any other damage.
WARNING
If any gasoline leak and/or odor are
present, do not start the engine.
Have the watercraft serviced by an
authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
Inspect muffler, battery, fuel tank and
oil reservoir fastening devices. Visually
check electrical connections for corrosion and tightness.
F07H07Z
TYPICAL
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Inspect hull and jet pump water intake
grate for damage. Replace or have damaged parts repaired.
WARNING
Periodically verify the seat lock pin
and tighten if needed. Make sure
seat securely latches.
Cleaning
The bilge should be cleaned by an authorized SEA-DOO dealer to remove any
fuel/oil/electrolyte deposits and mildew.
Occasionally, wash the body with water and soap (only use mild detergent).
Remove any marine organisms from
engine and/or hull. Apply non-abrasive
wax such as silicone wax.
CAUTION: Never clean fiberglass and
plastic parts with strong detergent,
degreasing agent, paint thinner, acetone, etc.
Stains may be removed from seat and
fiberglass with Knight’s Spray-Nine
from Korkay System Ltd or the equivalent.
Respect the environment by ensuring
fuel, oil or cleaning solutions do not
drain into the waterways.
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TRAILERING, STORAGE
AND PRE-SEASON PREPARATION
Trailering
All Models
Models with O.P.A.S. System
CAUTION : To avoid damaging
O.P.A.S. side vanes, the maximum
trailer wood bunks span including
bunk width should not exceed 71 cm
(28 in). Ends of both trailer wood
bunks should not be more than
2.59 m (102 in) away from watercraft
bow attachment point. See following illustration.
WARNING
Always turn the fuel tank valve (if so
equipped) to OFF position when
trailering or docking the watercraft.
Make sure that oil reservoir and fuel
tank caps are properly installed.
WARNING
Never tip this vehicle on end for
transporting. We recommend that
you carry the vehicle in its normal
operating position.
1
2
B
F00L2VY
A
TRAILER FOR O.P.A.S. EQUIPPED
WATERCRAFT
1. Watercraft bow attachment point
2. Wood bunks
A. 71 cm (28 in)
B. 2.59 m (102 in)
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Check the applicable laws and regulations in your area concerning towing a
trailer, especially the following rules:
– brake system
– tow vehicle weight
– mirrors.
Take the following precautions when
towing the watercraft:
Tie the watercraft to both bow and stern
(front/rear) eyelets so that it is firmly
retained on the trailer. Use additional
tie-downs if necessary.
CAUTION: Do not route ropes or tiedowns over the seat as they could
produce permanent damage. Wrap
ropes or tie-downs with rags or similar protectors where they can touch
the watercraft body.
Ensure all storage compartment covers and seat are properly latched.
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WARNING
Make sure seat is securely latched
before prior to trailering.
A SEA-DOO cover can protect the watercraft, particularly before driving on
dirt roads, to prevent dirt entry through
the air intake opening(s).
Observe trailering safety precautions.
Launching/Loading
CAUTION: Before launching the watercraft, ensure the bilge plugs are
fully screwed. After loading the watercraft, ensure they are removed to
drain bilge.
Engine Draining
Check engine drain hose (lowest hose
of engine). Make sure there is no sand
or other particles in it and that it is not
obstructed so that water can exit the
engine. Clean hose and fitting as necessary.
CAUTION: Water in engine drain hose
should be free to flow out, otherwise
water could be trapped in engine.
Should water freeze in engine, severe
damage will occur. Check engine drain
hose for obstructions.
Carburetor-Equipped Models
Storage
WARNING
Because fuel and oil are inflammable, have an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer inspect the fuel and oil systems integrity as specified in the
periodic inspection chart.
It is recommended that the watercraft
be serviced by an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer for storage but the following operations can be performed by you with
a minimum of tools.
CAUTION: Do not run the engine during the storage period.
F07E0MY
1
TYPICAL
1. Engine drain hose
RFI Models
Disconnect the water supply hose used
to cool the magneto. It features a quick
connect fitting. Press both tabs and pull
fitting in order to disconnect hose.
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This hose is located at the bottom of
the magneto cover beside the engine
support.
RX DI Models
Disconnect the quick connect fitting.
Press both tabs and pull fitting.
1
F07E0HY
DISCONNECT THIS HOSE
F17E0AY
TYPICAL
1. Press tabs here and disconnect hose
GTX DI Models
Water should flow out of the fitting
(magneto cooling circuit) and hose
(crankcase heat exchanger). Push and
hold hose against bilge so that draining
can take place.
2
F18E02Y
DISCONNECT THIS HOSE
F17E0BY
1
TYPICAL
1. Fitting
2. Hose
Reconnect hose when done.
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All Models
Lower hose as necessary so that draining can take place.
Reconnect fitting when done.
Also ensure air compressor drain line
is not obstructed. Clean as necessary.
All Models
Body Rinsing/Repair
Wash the body with soap and water solution (only use mild detergent). Rinse
thoroughly with fresh water. Remove
marine organisms from the hull.
CAUTION: Never clean fiberglass and
plastic parts with strong detergent,
degreasing agent, paint thinner, acetone, etc.
For small gelcoat repairs, refer to an authorized SEA-DOO dealer. Replace
damaged labels/decals.
WARNING
Always stop the engine before refueling. Fuel is inflammable and
explosive under certain conditions.
Always work in a well ventilated area. Do not smoke or allow open
flames or sparks in the vicinity. Fuel
tank may be pressurized, turn cap
slowly when opening. Never use
an open flame to check fuel level.
When fueling, keep watercraft level. Do not overfill or top off the fuel
tank and leave watercraft in the
sun. As temperature increases, fuel
expands and might overflow. Always wipe off any fuel spillage
from the watercraft. Periodically
verify fuel system. Always turn the
fuel tank valve (if so equipped) to
OFF position when the watercraft is
not in use.
Propulsion System
Lubricant in jet pump reservoir should
be drained and reservoir cleaned. Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO dealer
for this operation.
Grease lubrication point(s) of propulsion
system as explained in MAINTENANCE
section.
Cooling System Flushing and
Engine Internal Lubrication
Refer to procedure in POST-OPERATION
CARE.
Fuel System
SEA-DOO fuel stabilizer (or equivalent), can be added in fuel tank to prevent fuel deterioration and carburetor
gumming. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for proper use.
CAUTION: Fuel stabilizer should be
added prior to engine lubrication to
ensure fuel system components protection against varnish deposits.
Antifreezing Protection
NOTE: This procedure requires approximately 2.5 L (2.6 U.S. qt.) of antifreeze.
In cool regions where freezing point
may be encountered, cooling system
should be filled with an equal part of
water and antifreeze solution.
Battery
Contact your authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
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CAUTION: Antifreeze mix must be
fed in cooling system. Otherwise
remaining water will freeze. This operation requires a good technical
knowledge of the cooling system
path. If antifreezing is not performed
adequately engine/exhaust system
may freeze and cause severe engine
damage. We strongly recommend
this operation be performed by an
authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
CAUTION: Always use ethylene glycol antifreeze containing corrosion
inhibitors specifically recommended
for aluminum engines.
NOTE: When available, it is recommended to use biodegradable antifreeze compatible with internal combustion aluminum engines. This will
contribute to protect the environment.
NOTE: The engine will not have to run
during this operation but should have
been ran before, to exhaust as much
water as possible, from cooling system components.
NOTE: On some models, it may be
easier to reach hoses when you remove the vent tube support.
F15L03Y
TYPICAL
1. Vent tube support
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Hose Pinchers Installation
Some hoses have to be plugged to
prevent draining, before filling cooling
system jackets with the antifreeze.
All Models except DI Models
Install hose pinchers at the following
location:
F17E02Y
1
GTI, GTI LE MODELS (717 ENGINES)
1. Engine drain hose
1
F15E01Y
787 RFI ENGINES
1. Engine drain hose
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Make sure the fitting is properly connected to the magneto cover.
1
F17E01Y
TYPICAL — GTI, GTI LE
(717 AND 787 RFI ENGINES)
1. Engine water outlet hose
1
F17E0AZ
Hose Disconnection
Some hoses have to be disconnected.
Disconnect hoses at the following location:
1. Fitting properly connected
F06E0EZ
F17E03Y
1
GTI, GTI LE MODELS (717 ENGINES)
1. Hose pincher on injection hose going to
tuned pipe
1
717 AND 787 RFI ENGINES
1. Disconnect engine water inlet hose
Antifreeze
717 engines only: Temporarily install a
short piece of hose to engine water inlet at cylinder head.
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Insert a funnel into hose and pour antifreeze mixed with water in engine until the colored solution appears at the
cooling system bleed outlet.
F15E03Y
1
TYPICAL
1. Hose pincher below T-fitting
F07E0LY
787 RFI Engines
Disconnect hose just above T-fitting
from as shown.
F15E02Y
1
2
TYPICAL
1. Hose connecting to inlet fitting of cylinder
head
2. Disconnect hose above T-fitting
Pour approximately 300 mL (10 oz) of
antifreeze in the water regulator valve
supply hose to allow antifreeze flowing through the valve and into muffler
to protect it.
Reconnect hose to T-fitting and remove hose pincher (if applicable).
Remove temporary hose (on 717 engines) and reconnect engine water outlet hose.
Remove remaining hose pinchers.
DI Models
Hose Pinchers Installation
Some hoses have to be plugged to
prevent draining, before filling cooling
system jackets with the antifreeze.
Install hose pinchers at the following
location:
Install a hose pincher just below T-fitting.
F12E02Y
1
RX DI MODELS
1. Water outlet hose
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1
1
F18E0FY
GTX DI MODELS
1. Crankcase cooling cover outlet hose
F18E05Y
GTX DI MODELS
1. Water outlet hose
F07E0JY
1
RX DI MODELS
1. Engine cylinder drain hose
F12E0AY
1
RX DI MODELS
1. Crankcase cooling cover outlet hose
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1
1
F18E0BY
F18E08Y
GTX DI MODELS
1. Engine cylinder drain hose
Hose Disconnection
Disconnect water INLET hose at engine
between T-fitting and cylinder head fitting.
F12E0BY
Temporarily install a short piece of hose
to replace the one removed.
Antifreeze
Insert a funnel into the temporary hose
and pour antifreeze mix in engine until
the colored solution appears at cooling
system bleed outlet.
1
RX DI MODELS
1. Disconnect this side of the T-fitting
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GTX DI MODELS
1. Disconnect this side of the T-fitting
F07E0LY
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At this point, install a hose pincher on
bleed outlet hose.
1
F07E0NX
1
RX DI MODELS
1. Air compressor water outlet hose
F07E0OY
RX DI MODELS
1. Bleed outlet hose
F18E01Y
1
GTX DI MODELS
1. Air compressor water outlet hose
F18E0EY
1
GTX DI MODELS
1. Bleed outlet hose
Continue to pour until antifreeze flows
in air compressor water outlet hose.
Remove pinchers in this order to allow
proper flow of antifreeze.
1. Bleed outlet hose.
2. Crankcase cooling cover outlet hose.
3. Engine cylinder drain hose.
4. Water outlet hose.
Pour approximately 200 mL (7 oz) of
antifreeze in the water regulator valve
supply hose to allow antifreeze flowing through the valve and into muffler
to protect it.
Remove temporary hose and reconnect engine water outlet hose.
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All Models
Most of the antifreeze will drain out
when removing the hose pinchers. Use
a container to recover it. DISPOSE ANTIFREEZE AS PER YOUR LOCAL LAWS
AND REGULATIONS.
NOTE: Although antifreeze will mainly
drain out, the antifreeze has mixed with
the water that was possibly trapped in
the water jackets and thus preventing
freezing problems.
At pre-season preparation, drain the
remaining antifreeze from cooling system prior to using the watercraft.
The following steps should be performed to provide the watercraft enhanced protection.
Clean the bilge with hot water and detergent or with bilge cleaner. Rinse
thoroughly. Lift front end of watercraft
to completely drain bilge. If any repairs
are needed to body or to the hull contact your authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
For paint touch up to mechanical parts
use Bombardier spray paint.
Reinstall vent tube support (if applicable).
The seat and the seat extension (if so
equipped) should be partially left
opened and storage baskets (if so
equipped) should be removed during
storage. This will prevent engine compartment condensation and possible
corrosion.
If the watercraft is to be stored outside, cover it with an opaque tarpaulin
to prevent sun rays and grime from affecting the plastic components, watercraft finish as well as preventing dust
accumulation.
CAUTION: The watercraft should
never be left in water for storage.
Never leave the watercraft stored in
direct sunlight. Never completely
seal watercraft in a plastic wrap.
Ventilation must be provided to
avoid condensation and possible
corrosion.
Anticorrosion Treatment
Wipe off any residual water in the engine compartment.
Spray BOMBARDIER LUBE lubricant
or equivalent over metallic components in engine compartment.
WARNING
WARNING
Do not lubricate the safety lanyard
post.
Lubricate the throttle cable with
BOMBARDIER LUBE lubricant or
equivalent.
Final Steps
Apply a good quality marine wax to the
body.
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Pre-Season Preparation
Use the following chart.
Since technical skills and special tools
are required, some operations should be
performed by an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Only perform procedures as detailed in this guide. It is recommended that the assistance of an authorized SEA-DOO dealer be periodically obtained on other components/
systems not covered in this guide.
Unless otherwise specified, engine
must not be running and the safety
lanyard must be removed from its
post for all maintenance procedures. Components inside engine
compartment may be hot. When
component conditions seem less
than satisfactory, replace with genuine BOMBARDIER parts or approved equivalents.
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Pre-Season Preparation Chart
NOTE: It is highly recommended that an authorized SEA-DOO dealer perform the
annual safety inspection and factory campaigns in addition to the pre-season preparation all at the same time.
OPERATIONS
GENERAL
ENGINE
COOLING SYSTEM
FUEL SYSTEM
Lubrication/corrosion protection
TO BE
PERFORMED
BY
Operator
Spark plug replacement ➀
Dealer
Exhaust system condition (fasteners, hoses etc.)
Dealer
RAVE valve cleaning (if so equipped)
Dealer
Counterbalance shaft oil level (if so equipped)
Dealer
TDC setting (RFI and DI models)
Dealer
Air compressor, visual condition of hoses. Check for leaks
(DI models)
CAUTION: Main hose between compressor and fuel rail may
be hot.
Dealer
Inspection of cooling system hoses and components
Dealer
Carburetor adjustment (carburetor-equipped models)
Dealer
Throttle ➁ and choke (carburetor-equipped models) cable
inspection/adjustment
Dealer
Fuel filter replacement (except RFI models)
Dealer
Fuel injection sensors verification (RFI and DI models)
Dealer
Fuel system; check valves, lines, fasteners, pressurization ➁
Dealer
Direct injector, check for leakage (DI models)
Dealer
Filler neck, fuel tank and fuel cap condition ➁
Dealer
Flame arrester inspection (DI models) ➁
Fuel tank straps
Dealer
Operator
Refill fuel tank
LUBRICATION
SYSTEM
Oil injection pump adjustment and bleeding
Dealer
Oil filter replacement
Dealer
Oil injection reservoir straps
Operator
Oil injection reservoir filling
Operator
Battery condition/charging and reinstallation
ELECTRICAL
SYSTEM
Dealer
Monitoring beeper
Dealer
Digitally encoded security system
STEERING SYSTEM Steering system adjustment/inspection ➁
O.P.A.S. SYSTEM
PROPULSION
SYSTEM
HULL AND BODY
Dealer
Battery, starter connections and routing ➁
Check O.P.A.S. system condition including filter. Replace all 8
square rings
Dealer
Dealer
Dealer
Shifter system condition and cable adjustment
Dealer
VTS (Variable Trim System, if so equipped)
Dealer
Propulsion system inspection
Dealer
Jet pump oil replacement
Dealer
Inspection of bailer pick-ups
Dealer
➀ Before installing new spark plugs, it is suggested to burn the excess BOMBARDIER
LUBE lubricant or equivalent by starting the engine using the old spark plugs.
➁ Safety item covered in the annual safety inspection.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The following chart is provided to help in diagnosing the probable source of simple
troubles. You may be able to solve many of these problems rather quickly, but
others may require the skills of a mechanical technician. In such cases, consult
an authorized SEA-DOO dealer for servicing.
Monitoring Beeper Coded Signals
CODED SIGNALS
2 short beeps
(while installing safety
lanyard on post).
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
• Confirms safety lanyard signal Engine can be started.
operation.
• Bad connection.
1 long beep
(while installing safety
lanyard on watercraft post or • Wrong safety lanyard.
when pressing engine
start/stop button).
• Defective safety lanyard.
Reinstall safety lanyard cap correctly over post.
Use a safety lanyard that has been
programmed for the watercraft.
Use another programmed safety
lanyard.
• Dried salt water in safety lanyard Clean safety lanyard cap to recap.
move salt water.
• Improper operation of MPEM or Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
defective wiring harness.
dealer.
1 second beep every second • Engine drowned mode is active. Release throttle to cancel this
intervals (DI models).
mode.
4 short beeps
(RFI models).
• Low battery voltage.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
• No communication between
ECU and MPEM.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
A 2 seconds beep every
minute intervals
(RFI models).
• Fuel tank level is low.
Refill.
4 short beeps every
3 seconds interval
for 2 hours.
• Safety lanyard has been left on
its post without starting engine
or after engine was stopped.
To prevent battery discharge,
remove the safety lanyard from
its post.
A 2 seconds beep every
2 seconds intervals
(DI models).
• Exhaust system overheat.
See engine OVERHEATING.
A 2 seconds beep every
minute intervals
(DI models).
A 2 seconds beep every
15 minutes intervals
(DI models).
• Fuel tank level is low.
Refill as soon as possible.
• Very low battery voltage.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
• Coolant and exhaust gas temper- Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
ature sensors or TPS (throttle po- dealer.
sition sensor) or CPS (crankshaft
position sensor) malfunction.
• MPEM malfunction.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
• Oil injection reservoir level is Refill.
low.
8 short beeps
(carburetor-equipped
models).
• Defective MPEM.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Continuously beeps.
• Engine overheats.
See engine OVERHEATING.
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Engine Will Not Start
OTHER OBSERVATION
Engine does not turn over.
Engine turns slowly.
Engine turns normally.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Safety lanyard removed.
REMEDY
• Discharged or weak battery.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
• Worn starter.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
• Closed fuel tank valve
(carburetor-equipped models).
Turn fuel tank valve to ON position.
• Fuel tank empty or watercontaminated.
Refill. Siphon and fill with fresh fuel.
Install cap over post.
• Burnt fuse on MPEM or in rear Check wiring then replace fuse(s).
electrical box: battery, starting
system, fuel pump (DI models).
• Discharged battery.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
• Battery connections, corroded Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
or loose.
dealer.
• Water-flooded engine.
Refer to WATER-FLOODED ENGINE in SPECIAL PROCEDURES.
• Faulty sensor
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
(RFI and DI models) or MPEM. dealer.
• Seized engine.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
• Seized jet pump.
Try to clean. Otherwise, refer to
an authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
• Loose battery cable connections. Check/clean/tighten.
• Fuel filter clogged or water-con- Clean, check fuel tank for water.
taminated
(carburetor-equipped models).
• Fouled/defective spark plugs.
Replace.
• Misuse of choke
Use only with cold engine. Re(carburetor-equipped models). place spark plugs.
• Fuel-flooded engine.
Refer to FUEL-FLOODED ENGINE in SPECIAL PROCEDURES.
• Faulty component in the fuel in- Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
jection system
dealer.
(RFI and DI models).
• Burnt fuel pump fuse
Check wiring then replace fuse.
(RFI and DI models).
• Electrical problem
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
(RFI and DI models).
dealer.
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Engine Misfires, Runs Irregularly
OTHER OBSERVATION
Weak spark.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Fouled/defective/worn spark
plugs.
• Faulty MPEM.
• Too much oil supplied to engine.
Lean fuel mixture.
Rich fuel mixture
(high fuel consumption).
REMEDY
Replace.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Improper oil pump adjustment,
refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
• Fuel: Level too low, stale or watercontaminated.
• Fuel filter, clogged or watercontaminated
(carburetor-equipped models).
• Fuel tank valve
(carburetor-equipped models)
partially open.
• Clogged injectors
(RFI and DI models).
• Defective sensor or MPEM
(RFI and DI models).
• Flame arrester dirty/clogged
(if so equipped).
• Partially closed choke
(carburetor-equipped models).
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
• Defective sensor or MPEM
(RFI and DI models).
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Clogged jet pump water intake.
• Clogged coolant system.
REMEDY
Clean.
Flush cooling system.
Siphon and/or refill.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Turn fuel tank valve to ON position.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Clean or replace.
Engine Overheats
OTHER OBSERVATION
Monitoring beeper
sounds continuously.
Engine Continually Backfires
OTHER OBSERVATION
Weak spark.
Overheated engine.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Fouled/defective/worn spark
plugs.
• See engine OVERHEATS.
REMEDY
Replace.
• Faulty rev limiter in MPEM
(carburetor-equipped models).
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
• Spark plug leads or wiring reversed.
Connect spark plug cables at their
proper location. Otherwise, refer
to an authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Engine Pinging or Knocking
OTHER OBSERVATION
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Poor quality gasoline/low octane.
• Spark plug heat range too high.
• Ignition timing or TDC setting).
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REMEDY
Use well known quality and recommended gasoline.
Use recommended spark plugs.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
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Engine Lacks Acceleration or Power
OTHER OBSERVATION
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Weak spark.
REMEDY
Refer to engine MISFIRES, RUNS
IRREGULARLY.
• Incorrect fuel mixture
(carburetor-equipped models).
Refer to engine MISFIRES, RUNS
IRREGULARLY.
• Water in fuel or injection oil.
Siphon and replace.
• Clogged injectors
(RFI and DI models).
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
• Low fuel pressure
(RFI and DI models).
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
• Stuck RAVE valves
(if so equipped).
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Overheated engine.
See engine OVERHEATS.
Watercraft Engine Cannot Run Above Idle Speed
OTHER OBSERVATION
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• The monitoring system put the
watercraft in limp home mode
due to a component malfunction (DI models).
REMEDY
Try removing and reinstalling the
safety lanyard on its post. Refer
to an authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
Watercraft Can Not Reach Top Speed
OTHER OBSERVATION
Cavitation.
O.P.A.S. side vanes
(if so equipped) do not
go up while watercraft is
at speed.
O.P.A.S. side vanes
(if so equipped) do not
go down while engine is
at idle.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Jet pump water intake clogged.
REMEDY
• Damaged impeller.
Replace. Refer to an authorized
SEA-DOO dealer.
• The safety lanyard used purposely does not allow watercraft top
speed (DI models).
• The monitoring system put the
watercraft in limp home mode
due to a component malfunction (DI models).
• Clogged filter, square rings damaged, leakage in hoses or mechanical malfunction.
Use a safety lanyard that allows to
reach the top speed.
Release throttle so that engine
returns to idle speed. Refer to an
authorized SEA-DOO dealer.
• Broken spring inside side vane
cylinder.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Clean.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
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O.P.A.S. System Faults
OTHER OBSERVATION
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Side vanes do not go up while
watercraft is at speed.
REMEDY
Watercraft pulls on one
side.
• One side vane does not go up
while watercraft is at speed.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
O.P.A.S. side vanes
do not go up while
watercraft is at speed.
• Clogged filter, square rings damaged, leakage in hoses or mechanical malfunction.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
O.P.A.S. side vanes
do not go down while
engine is at idle.
• Broken spring inside side vane
cylinder.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Watercraft is more
responsive than usual
while turning.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
Abnormal Noise From Propulsion System
OTHER OBSERVATION
Cavitation.
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POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Weeds or debris jammed around
impeller.
• Damaged impeller shaft or drive
shaft.
REMEDY
Clean and check for damage.
Refer to an authorized SEA-DOO
dealer.
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SPECIFICATIONS
MODELS
ENGINE
Engine type
Induction type
GTI, GTI LE
(5567/5597/5598/
6101/6102)
GTI LE RFI
(6103/6104)
Rotax® 717, 2-stroke
Rotax® 787, 2-stroke
Rotary valve
Water cooled/water
Water cooled/water injected
injected with regulator
Exhaust system
Exhaust valve
Rotax Adjustable Variable
Exhaust (RAVE)
Oil injection
N.A.
Type
Lubrication
Oil type
BOMBARDIER Formula
XP-S II synthetic injection oil
OR
BOMBARDIER injection oil
(or equivalent)
Number of cylinders
Displacement
Rev limiter setting
BOMBARDIER
Formula XP-S II
synthetic injection oil
2
cm3
in3)
781.6 cm3 (47.7 in3)
7200 ± 50 RPM
(43.81
718.2
7100 ± 50 RPM
COOLING SYSTEM
Water cooled, total loss type.
Direct flow from propulsion unit
Type
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Magneto generator output
Ignition system type
Spark
plug
160 W @ 6000 RPM
Digital CDI
Make and type
Gap
NGK, BR8ES
0.45 mm (.018 in)
Starting system
Battery
Fuse
Electric starter
12 V, 19 A•h
Battery
Main
N.A.
15 A
MPEM
Charging system
15 A
VTS system
Info center
15 A
20 A
5A
N.A.
Accessory
Injection system
Fuel pump
270 W @ 6000 RPM
Digital inductive type
20 A
7.5 A (installed but not in use)
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
10 A
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MODELS
FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel type
Carburetor
Fuel injection
PROPULSION
Propulsion system
Jet pump type
Transmission
GTI, GTI LE
(5567/5597/5598/
6101/6102)
GTI LE RFI
(6103/6104)
Regular unleaded gasoline
BN 40i (diaphragm).
Fuel accelerator pump.
Quantity: 1
N.A.
N.A.
Rotax Fuel Injection
(semi direct), single throttle
body (56 mm (2.21 in))
Bombardier Formula pump
Axial flow, single stage
Direct drive
Reverse system
Pivoting angle of direction
(nozzle)
Yes
~ 20°
Minimum required water level
for jet pump
DIMENSIONS
90 cm (3 ft)
Number of passengers ➀
Overall length
3
307 cm (121 in)
Overall width
Overall height
120 cm (47 in)
104 cm (41 in)
Weight
Load limit
(passengers + luggage)
CAPACITIES
Fuel tank
Oil injection reservoir
Capacity
Impeller shaft
reservoir
Oil level
272 kg (600 lb)
315 kg (695 lb)
243 kg (536 lb)
56.5 L (15 U.S. gal)
6 L (1.6 U.S. gal)
115 mL (3.9 U.S. oz)
95 mL (3.9 U.S. oz)
Up to plug
N.A.: Not applicable
➀ Refer to load limit
BOMBARDIER INC. reserves the right to make changes in design and specifications and/or to make additions to, or improvements in its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on its products previously manufactured.
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RX DI
(6122/6123)
MODELS
ENGINE
Engine type
Rotax® 947, 2-stroke
Induction type
Exhaust system
Reed valve
Water cooled/water injected with regulator
Exhaust valve
Type
Lubrication
Oil type
Number of cylinders
Rotax Adjustable Variable Exhaust (RAVE)
Oil injection
BOMBARDIER Formula XP-S II
synthetic injection oil
2
951.2 cm3 (58 in3)
7300 ± 50 RPM
Displacement
Rev limiter setting
COOLING SYSTEM
Type
Open circuit. Direct flow from propulsion unit
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Magneto generator output
Ignition system type
Make and type
Spark
plug
Gap
Starting system
270 W @ 6000 RPM
Digital inductive
NGK, ZFR4F
1.1 mm (.043 in)
Electric starter with reduction gear
Battery
Fuse
GTX DI
(6118/6119)
Battery
12 V, 19 A•h
25 A
Main
MPEM
30 A
N.A.
Charging system
(REG)
VTS system
25 A
Information center
(ACC)
Injection system (INJ)
Fuel pump (FP)
FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel type
Fuel injection
7.5 A
Installed but not in use
N.A.
15 A
15 A
Unleaded regular gasoline with 87 octane (R+M)/2
Orbital direct fuel injection,
twin throttle body (46 mm (1.81 in))
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RX DI
(6122/6123)
MODELS
PROPULSION
Propulsion system
GTX DI
(6118/6119)
Bombardier Formula pump
Jet pump type
Transmission
Axial flow, single stage
Direct drive
Reverse system
Yes
SEA-DOO synthetic polyolester oil
SAE 75W90 GL5
Jet pump oil type
Minimum required water
level for jet pump
DIMENSIONS
90 cm (3 ft)
Number of passengers ➀
Overall length
2
285 cm (112 in)
3
331 cm (130 in)
Overall width
Overall height
120 cm (47 in)
104 cm (41 in)
122 cm (48 in)
113 cm (44 in)
Weight
Load limit
(passengers + luggage)
285 kg (628 lb)
325 kg (715 lb)
181 kg (400 lb)
272 kg (600 lb)
CAPACITIES
Fuel tank (including reserve)
Fuel tank reserve
(from low level signal
on DI models)
Oil injection reservoir
Impeller shaft
reservoir
Capacity
Oil level
56.5 L (15 U.S. gal)
9.8 L (2.6 U.S. gal)
6 L (1.6 U.S. gal)
115 mL (3.9 U.S. oz)
Up to plug
N.A.: Not applicable
➀ Refer to load limit
BOMBARDIER INC. reserves the right to make changes in design and specifications and/or to make additions to, or improvements in its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on its products previously manufactured.
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SI* METRIC INFORMATION
BASE UNITS
DESCRIPTION
length..................................................
mass ...................................................
force....................................................
liquid ...................................................
temperature ........................................
pressure..............................................
torque .................................................
land velocity ........................................
navigation velocity...............................
UNIT
meter .................................
kilogram .............................
newton...............................
liter .....................................
Celsius ...............................
kilopascal............................
newton-meter ....................
kilometer per hour..............
knot ....................................
SYMBOL
m
kg
N
L
°C
kPa
N•m
km/h
kn
PREFIXES
PREFIX
kilo .......................
centi .....................
milli.......................
micro....................
SYMBOL
k ........................
c ........................
m .......................
µ ........................
MEANING
one thousand .....................
one hundredth of ...............
one thousandth of..............
one millionth of ..................
VALUE
1000
0.01
0.001
0.000001
CONVERSION FACTORS
TO CONVERT
in .........................................................
in .........................................................
in²........................................................
in³........................................................
ft .........................................................
oz ........................................................
lb .........................................................
lbf........................................................
lbf•in...................................................
lbf•ft....................................................
lbf•ft....................................................
PSI ......................................................
imp. oz ................................................
imp. oz ................................................
imp. gal ...............................................
imp. gal ...............................................
U.S. oz.................................................
U.S. gal................................................
knot .....................................................
MPH....................................................
Fahrenheit ...........................................
Celsius ................................................
hp........................................................
TO ➀
mm.....................................
cm ......................................
cm².....................................
cm³.....................................
m........................................
g .........................................
kg .......................................
N ........................................
N•m ...................................
N•m ...................................
lbf•in..................................
kPa .....................................
U.S. oz................................
mL......................................
U.S. gal...............................
L .........................................
mL......................................
L .........................................
MPH...................................
km/h ...................................
Celsius ...............................
Fahrenheit ..........................
kW......................................
MULTIPLY BY
25.4
2.54
6.45
16.39
0.3
28.35
0.45
4.4
0.11
1.36
12
6.89
0.96
28.41
1.2
4.55
29.57
3.79
1.15
1.61
(°F - 32) ÷ 1.8
(°C x 1.8) + 32
.75
* The international system of units abbreviates SI in all languages.
➀ To obtain the reverse sequence, divide by the given factor. Example: to convert
millimeters to inches, divide by 25.4.
NOTE: Conversion factors are rounded off to 2 decimals for easier use.
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ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS MANUAL
DESCRIPTION
AC
API
Alternate current
American petroleum institute
CARB
DC
California air resource board
Direct current
DESS
EMS
Digitally encoded security
system
Engine management system
ECU
E.I.N.
Electronic control unit
Engine identification number
EPA
HP
Environmental protection
agency
Horse power
LCD
LED
Liquid Crystal Display
Light-emitting diode
MAG
MPEM
Magneto
Multi-purpose electronic
module
MPH
N.A.
Mile per hour
Not applicable
O.P.A.S.
OPT
Off-power assisted steering
Optional
PFD
P/N
Personal flotation device
Part number
PTO
STD
Power take off
Standard
TBD
TDC
To be determined
Top dead center
T.O.P.S.
Tip-over protection system
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If your address has changed, be sure to fill out and mail the card provided on this
page.
Such notification is likewise necessary for your own safety even after expiration
of the original warranty, since Bombardier will be in a position to contact you if
correction to your watercraft becomes necessary.
NOTE: This card is strictly for change of address only.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
✃
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
❏
WATERCRAFT IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
Model Number
Hull Identification Number (H.I.N.)
OLD ADDRESS: ______________________________________________
NAME
________________________________________________________________
NO.
STREET
APT
________________________________________________________________
CITY
STATE/PROVINCE
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
NEW ADDRESS: ______________________________________________
NAME
________________________________________________________________
NO.
STREET
APT
________________________________________________________________
CITY
STATE/PROVINCE
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
STOLEN UNITS
In the event that your watercraft is stolen, you should notify your area’s distributor
warranty department of such.
Please provide your name, address, phone number, Hull Identification Number and
date it was stolen.
Bombardier will provide a list of stolen units to all authorized Sea-Doo dealers on a
monthly basis to aid in recovery of such units to their owners.
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If your address has changed, be sure to fill out and mail the card provided on this
page.
Such notification is likewise necessary for your own safety even after expiration
of the original warranty, since Bombardier will be in a position to contact you if
correction to your watercraft becomes necessary.
NOTE: This card is strictly for change of address only.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
✁
AFFIX
PROPER
POSTAGE
BOMBARDIER
RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS
WARRANTY DEPARTMENT
75, J.A. BOMBARDIER ST.
SHERBROOKE (QUEBEC)
CANADA J1L 1W3
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If your address has changed, be sure to fill out and mail the card provided on this
page.
Such notification is likewise necessary for your own safety even after expiration
of the original warranty, since Bombardier will be in a position to contact you if
correction to your watercraft becomes necessary.
NOTE: This card is strictly for change of address only.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
✃
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
❏
WATERCRAFT IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
Model Number
Hull Identification Number (H.I.N.)
OLD ADDRESS: ______________________________________________
NAME
________________________________________________________________
NO.
STREET
APT
________________________________________________________________
CITY
STATE/PROVINCE
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
NEW ADDRESS: ______________________________________________
NAME
________________________________________________________________
NO.
STREET
APT
________________________________________________________________
CITY
STATE/PROVINCE
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
STOLEN UNITS
In the event that your watercraft is stolen, you should notify your area’s distributor
warranty department of such.
Please provide your name, address, phone number, Hull Identification Number and
date it was stolen.
Bombardier will provide a list of stolen units to all authorized Sea-Doo dealers on a
monthly basis to aid in recovery of such units to their owners.
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If your address has changed, be sure to fill out and mail the card provided on this
page.
Such notification is likewise necessary for your own safety even after expiration
of the original warranty, since Bombardier will be in a position to contact you if
correction to your watercraft becomes necessary.
NOTE: This card is strictly for change of address only.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
✁
AFFIX
PROPER
POSTAGE
BOMBARDIER
RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS
WARRANTY DEPARTMENT
75, J.A. BOMBARDIER ST.
SHERBROOKE (QUEBEC)
CANADA J1L 1W3
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WATERCRAFT MODEL No.
HULL
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (H.I.N.)
ENGINE
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (E.I.N.)
Owner:
NAME
No.
CITY
STREET
APT
STATE/PROVINCE
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
Purchase Date
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
Warranty Expiry Date
To be completed by the authorized Sea-Doo dealer at the time of the sale.
DEALER IMPRINT AREA
Please verify with your selling dealer to ensure your SEA-DOO watercraft
has been registered with Bombardier.