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    Almost sunk today

    I just put a reman engine in my GP1200 and was on the second stage of breaking it in after the initial cool down. When I noticed it started to porpoise ALOT! I thought man this ski handles really bad. I slowed down and noticed the ski was way too low in the water. Took off the seat and it was getting full of water. So I turned toward a shoreline and almost made it but not quite carbs got wet and she died so I swam her in. Walked home and towed it back with my GP1200R, after I siphoned the water out. Turns out the fresh water flush inlet came off and the ski was pumping water into the hull. I pulled the plugs out at turned her over water was spewing out. Put some fogging oil and kept cranking. I got her to run and ran her (double oil) on the hose for a good 15 minutes then rinsed everything off. I think it will be ok.


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    I've heard people on here say that you should run a full tank when water gets in the engine. It will probably be okay though.

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    And keep changing the oil until it is good (not milky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOBiz View Post
    And keep changing the oil until it is good (not milky)
    What oil? Thats only a 4-stroke issue. No oil to change in a 2-smoke.

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    You should have gotten back on the water and run a tank of gas out. 15 minutes on the hose may not dry it out enough. I guess it was late when you had it fired up again. Good luck and I hope it turns out okay.

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    Pour some oil in the plug hole's and leave the wires off and turn it over.

    That should help till you can go run it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrager View Post
    Pour some oil in the plug hole's and leave the wires off and turn it over.
    Ground the spark plug wires or you risk frying the ignition box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucf_motorcycle View Post
    What oil? Thats only a 4-stroke issue. No oil to change in a 2-smoke.

    I don't think I would really classify that as an issue

    I didnt ready the entire message from the OP...

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