Fixing the other $50 Wave Runner


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  • Adam Warlock
    Adam Warlock  9 hours back

    Why have you not at least cleaned any of those things up? Like the jet drive. Wouldn't water flow better or something if there wasn't a bunch of crusty stuff lining the inside? The prop thing had a bunch of gunk on it as well. Don't things like that not work as well when they aren't smooth? I am no expert, but I wouldn't have taken a soft wire brush to those before putting them back together.

    • Skeptik Live
      Skeptik Live  12 hours back

      17:51 - the exact reason I subbed, its the kinda stuff you usually only learn from experience

      • Jeff K
        Jeff K  13 hours back

        I am very jealous of your shop / castle. Just realized you made other videos on this fortress. Great video!

        • Gord
          Gord  17 hours back

          That heated water pressure water is a beautiful thing.
          Wish I had as much talent and ability as he does in his little finger, amazing guy. Just methodically attacks any problem and solves it.

          • Shadow Foxx
            Shadow Foxx  17 hours back

            Dude your TOTALLY AWESOME 👏👍

            • ItachiNai
              ItachiNai  18 hours back

              This repair/restoration has been brought to you by: The Jeremy Clarkson School of Mechanicalicular Fixing :D (If at first you don't succeed, hit it harder)
              Am I the only one that was itching to start cleaning up those components rather than just slap them back together??
              Also: that paper towel fuel tank trick was amazing!

              • Slikx666
                Slikx666  19 hours back

                This is how we start to save the environment, only throw things out that can't be fixed.
                Good work Andrew.

                • Dr. Skip Kazarian
                  Dr. Skip Kazarian  1 days back

                  Persistence, patience, and a creative spirit...that's a lot of talent....excellent work!

                  • Jonny A
                    Jonny A  1 days back

                    Who is the no ass lady ?

                    • m 88
                      m 88  2 days back

                      dont bang on threads man ... and especially not on bearings, i cringed so hard

                      • m 88
                        m 88  2 days back

                        and no chisels between mating surfaces goddamn :/

                    • Roberta Christeen
                      Roberta Christeen  2 days back

                      andrew do you still reply to comments any more ive not got any for quite some time now

                      • SupaTrending Daily
                        SupaTrending Daily  2 days back

                        That's one way to *drop* a motor in.

                        • 19bXb62
                          19bXb62  2 days back

                          36:00 how do the unpacked bearings feel . . .

                          • 19bXb62
                            19bXb62  2 days back

                            15:47 it's not ready. the bearings have not been packed with grease.
                            I've properly done this a thousand times.
                            Zero fail rate on my work.

                            • 19bXb62
                              19bXb62  2 days back

                              14:15 . . . is there an oil pump providing lubrication to the new bearings ?
                              I'd be packing them with grease, imo.

                              • Big Billy
                                Big Billy  2 days back


                                • Blair Williams
                                  Blair Williams  3 days back

                                  I think that first carb was a mikuni BN carb. They are junk. Deffinitly a good replacement.

                                  • Sharkie1717
                                    Sharkie1717  3 days back

                                    Nice work and great video!

                                    • Greg Smith
                                      Greg Smith  3 days back

                                      Why don't I ever get deals like this?😕

                                      • W/0Money.
                                        W/0Money.  3 days back

                                        Nice !!

                                        • Darrell D
                                          Darrell D  3 days back

                                          I just bought two of these and I watched this video about 5 times now. One of mine will be running tomorrow. The other will run next week after I receive parts. Thank you!

                                          • Darrell D
                                            Darrell D  3 days back

                                            @Andrew Camarata I saw them too! I don't see any videos about how to check/change the oil on the first generation waverunner. Are you up to it?

                                          • Andrew Camarata
                                            Andrew Camarata   3 days back

                                            Lol, good luck with your new wave runner. I have 2 other wave runner videos on here too.

                                        • Razumikhin Jones
                                          Razumikhin Jones  3 days back

                                          18:50 all I could picture at this part was Arnold Schwarzenegger screaming. Likely must be over 30 to get this reference.

                                          • krrt66
                                            krrt66  4 days back

                                            I worked for a beach rental operation back in the late 80's when that model of WaveRunner was brand new, the latest greatest. :) We had 8 of them at a time, and it was a rare day when we couldn't rent every one we had running.
                                            I would imagine they are kind of like the original VW Bug, but of PWC's - plain, simple, kinda hard to break and easy to fix if you do, especially compared to what is on the water now.

                                            It would be interesting to hear from you how the ride is different between that old classic "Gen 1" WaveRunner, and your new modern day machines. Are the newer ones (which I imagine have "brains" running the engines) that much of an improvement? It seems the newer, larger hulls would ride better - but then they need a larger, more complex engine... I'm sure the newer ones are faster on the top end, but how about maneuverability? That sort of thing.
                                            Maybe do a "then vs now" review video?

                                            Thanks for the vid, kind of a "blast from the past" for me. :)

                                            • ValladolidArde
                                              ValladolidArde  4 days back

                                              Great video and superb effort, gotta love it when the lass lends a hand

                                              • B McFarland
                                                B McFarland  4 days back

                                                Shop towels with the air compressor to clean gas tank.... WHAT? that was an awesome fix it trick. This is why I watch videos like this. Well done man.

                                                • Christopher Joseph
                                                  Christopher Joseph  4 days back

                                                  Got to question all the work on the fuel system only to put the dirty old filters back on and then replace them later. Other than that, great job.

                                                  • dbartolett
                                                    dbartolett  4 days back

                                                    what is your all in dollar amount to get the waverunner on the water?

                                                    • Andrew Lyons
                                                      Andrew Lyons  4 days back

                                                      and this my friends is the stay close to shore jet ski.

                                                      • Melicoy
                                                        Melicoy  4 days back

                                                        did you have hydro lock in the pistons?

                                                        • SupaTrending Daily
                                                          SupaTrending Daily  2 days back

                                                          Did you not see all the water coming out when he turned it over?

                                                      • 218philip
                                                        218philip  5 days back

                                                        The carelessness of pounding on the bearings and not cleaning/lubing the shaft and races made me wince. Why waste 20 minutes with a wire wheel removing corrosion? If the point of the video is to highlight bush league wrenching it was perfect.

                                                        • Bobber 55
                                                          Bobber 55  5 days back

                                                          I was surprised to see a steel faced hammer being used directly on a shaft to remove it and the bearings...

                                                          • Ben Kosharek
                                                            Ben Kosharek  5 days back

                                                            Just bought a pair of these. One engine works. The other needs a lot of love. Tremendous help watching this video! Thanks.

                                                            • David Gardner
                                                              David Gardner  5 days back

                                                              That had to be one of the worst ones I’ve ever seen most people would have passed on it. Nice work.👍🏻

                                                              • Steve Webb
                                                                Steve Webb  5 days back

                                                                Yep it's running good looking good 👍

                                                                • Stanley

                                                                  Great job. That looked very time consuming and a lot of work but well worth it ! Very impressive !

                                                                • Steve Webb
                                                                  Steve Webb  5 days back

                                                                  Love yo show one day got come to NYC hang out🤟💯

                                                                  • Kunz Klingsor
                                                                    Kunz Klingsor  6 days back

                                                                    Andrew’s knowledge to fix stuff with moving parts is astonishing, and he is only about 38, imagine what he can do at 97. My deep admiration all the same. I still bet he can't make a good NYC pizza. Hehehe

                                                                    • Getting Nervous
                                                                      Getting Nervous  6 days back

                                                                      12:29 Hit the thread with a hammer, OMG ☹️. And at 13:34 destroying the new bearings 😭. Putting a new o-ring on without cleaning the seat, don´t clean and grease the bolts and screws. Don´t check pistons and crankshaft even though the engine was flooded with water...........

                                                                      • Stepan H
                                                                        Stepan H  6 days back

                                                                        23:19 , brrrr nice^^

                                                                        • William Peek
                                                                          William Peek  6 days back

                                                                          You had everything apart, why didn't you make everything shiny and new while it was in pieces?
                                                                          You should've restored it not just get it running.

                                                                          • Kelly Tedder
                                                                            Kelly Tedder  5 days back


                                                                          • Nikola266
                                                                            Nikola266  5 days back

                                                                            You're right, but he just wanted to get it running

                                                                        • Shoestring Tom
                                                                          Shoestring Tom  6 days back

                                                                          The "sump guard" underneath the impeller would make an ideal sump guard for your Yamaha 4 wheel drive buggy.

                                                                          • John Born
                                                                            John Born  6 days back

                                                                            what lake..??

                                                                            • Parker Birch
                                                                              Parker Birch  6 days back

                                                                              You can use a chain to clean the inside of gas tanks , in some cases. Like a motorcycle tank that comes off and you can shack the chain around.

                                                                              • lapistola28
                                                                                lapistola28  7 days back

                                                                                Wow ! Dude didn't clean shit !

                                                                                • Davy Crockett
                                                                                  Davy Crockett  7 days back

                                                                                  Did you ever think that the cylinders, pistons and rings would be shot to shit with rust. And that the cylinder walls would be scarred with you cranking on it before being honed out.

                                                                                  • barrie watson
                                                                                    barrie watson  7 days back

                                                                                    Hi l notice you don't clean parts up before you put them together does that matter. Regards Barrie

                                                                                    • Mathew Newton
                                                                                      Mathew Newton  7 days back

                                                                                      Dude, you have skills!

                                                                                      • Dennis
                                                                                        Dennis  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Literally just as i thought half way through: no broken bolts yet, im surprised! One snapped haha :D

                                                                                        Btw i would clean the walls of the tank too, your new fuel filters will thank you