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    Exclamation S.O.S. When the ski has too much to drink

    Well, I took a time out and found my ski sunk. Yup, up past the cohoonies.
    Good thing I have a light heart to deal with just such situations.

    HOW:
    Yup, have had a nice brand new drive shaft seal sitting in a box for some time with some other fine parts, and they still look great!
    Just haven't made the time to replace it...yet....till now.....Doh
    Slow leak turned into a big one and wasn't available to bilge every other day. Couple smashing waves overnight and over the bow sealed it's fate.

    NOW WHAT ? :
    Dunno........anybody got a suggestion on what I should be doing now?
    Before you comment, (and I hope it's a good one) I know I shouldn't go to the local pub and drink beer until the pain goes away as I haven't had breakfast yet, and most importantly, cuz it didn't fix anything last 3 time either!

    But, the clock is ticking now as I just got the water pumped out earlier this morning and I know, I just know (cuz I saw it in a movie once) that there is light at the end of the tunnel, that's if, you don't trip on a rock and crack your head open trying to get there fast enough.

    Helpful suggestions and silly-ass comments more than welcomed
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    pull the plugs and start cranking.. Have a few spare batteries on hand, and a few spare set's of plugs. drain all the old fuel and replace with fresh too..

    This might take a while. When all the water is out of the motor, put a plug or two in and crank again (more will come out) swap around plugs until the motor is dry. Now, add some starting fluid and fresh plugs (threaded loosely) and try to fire. She might spit and moan a little. Add a little more fluid and try again. she will eventually fire and run. As soon as that happens get to the lake ASAP and run the CRAP out of her for at least 30 minutes to dry out the motor internals.

    then, fix the leak.

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    Smile

    She's up and running Dan, and thanks so much.

    A the last minute, I noticed it wasn't smoking when it was cold idling. However there wasn't any water in the fuel or the oil reservoir upon inspection, a 1/2 oz or less of water snuck past the oil filter and into the tube where it must have displaced the oil that should had been in there.
    I discovered this once I removed the clamp and hose from the exit side as it quickly drained out.
    I did check the book and it overlooked to mention that there was a possibility of water getting that far. In fact, should instruct that when draining the oil tank, you must also drain the hose beyond that point.

    Love these forums and members who are available to help!

    Thanks again for the assistance!
    Peter

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    Glad to hear!! Scary when you see your baby under water like that.. Just be thankful you don't have salt water near you lol..

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    Glad to see you got it sorted out before the engine rusted.

    I must ask, why did you post this thread in the Shops, Tools, Tricks, Techniques section, rather than the Polaris section?

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    I guess I though this would be the spot to get answers?
    Wasn't such a bad job to do however, just took up most of the day.
    I shot video of the process, too bad my buddy hit the manual focus button with his big thumb
    And thanks again to these great forums and the people who keep it happening

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    Peter,

    I'll be calling you next week to order some new stickers. The ones you sent to me YEARS ago (when you were trying to get in) are finally starting to die lol..

    Pretty damn good if you ask me.

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    Thumbs up

    My pleasure Dan. Bit backed up this weekend, so if later into the week, that would be great. *When e-mailing me, put Dan-Green Hulk in the subject line as it will stand out. (I get a lot of e-mail and little sleep at times)

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    No problem man.. Besides, most people sleep when you are working lol..

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    Well some have called me a vampire...... LoL

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