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    rxp almost sunk!

    rxp almost sunk!

    i took out a 06 rxp today for the first time (32 hours) and i warmed it for a few minutes near the dock. then i went for a couple of hundred feet and back to the dock area for about three times. on the fourth time out. it just shut off. i couldnt get it to start and i saw the rear of the ski was low and it was getting lower by the second! The ski was sinking!!

    I jumped off and swam to shore with the sinking ski in tow.

    why did this happen?? Is there a plug in the back i forgot about? i put in the two small plugs in the back but im not sure if there is anything else.

    it was just bought and it was the first time out!!
    seller is answering phone of course.


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    Check hoses, make sure everything is in the proper place.

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    Check your exhaust. A clamp cam loose on mine which allowed the hose to fall off and it killed the motor and started allowing a crap load of water come in A buddy tightened the clamp and it started right back up

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    Hmmm, seen this too.

    All of the above plus....

    Wear ring or bellows shot away or not in contact with each other.

    Engine mount broken, loose or collapsed.

    Hose to top of the J pipe blown off.

    Hose/s to manifold -> J pipe off.

    Hose under exhaust manifold off.

    Hose/s to front of inlet manifold off or damaged.

    Hose with red band/marker in green off at the transom.

    ..........Just a few I'd check first

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    Steve,
    I would do the following:

    1) Inspect the hull for cracks and the transom for loose fittings/connections
    2) Run it on the hose and check for leaks with the seat and cowl off
    3) If you still dont find it, ride it close to the dock or shore with the seat and cowl off. Check for leaks when under throttle/load. If your carbon seal is leaking you wont know until you get it in the water. If its taking on water that quickly, you should be able to see where its coming from pretty easily.
    4) Even when youre confident its fixed, dont go out alone for the first time.

    The most impt advice in all of this is that you get the water out of your engine. If you need to borrow an oil extractor, pm me or go buy one at pep boys. You'll need it anyway for future oil changes. Do a couple of oil changes now with cheap walmart oil and get that frapochino out of your engine!

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    BTW..

    URGENTLY..

    Make sure you fire the engine up to get any water that could have got into the engine out.


    Take plugs out, and turn the engine over. get all the water out as it sprays out.

    Check on dipstick if the oil has gone milky white, if so, drain the oil out immediately via dipstick tube, and then take off the rocker cover, and remove rest of the oil via syphon tube pushed to bottom of the cam-chain valley. Take off the oil filter cover, and dump the filter.

    Once you are sure all oil is out, fit filter, Spark plugs,cover, and put new oil in. Start and run it on the hose for about 5 mins if you can.

    You may see where water is coming in from at this point.

    Now find reason for a Submarine style Seadoo.

    I can't emphasise this enough. You have to get the water out of the engine if it has got in there like super urgently.

    Or call your dealer or service center, tell them you almost sunk, and they will prioritise it for you.

    I did one at 02:00hrs one morning for a fellow rider after he told me what had happened on a Saturday late afternoon. Sometimes you just have to help save the ski from certain scrap.
    Last edited by Richieb; 06-09-2010 at 08:26 PM. Reason: more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richieb View Post

    Check on dipstick if the oil has gone milky white, if so, drain the oil out immediately via dipstick tube, and then take off the rocker cover, and remove rest of the oil via syphon tube pushed to bottom of the cam-chain valley. Take off the oil filter cover, and dump the filter.
    You can also do a couple of changes on walmart oil before filling it back up with the correct stuff. You can use valvoline motorcycle FOR WET CLUTCH applications from autozone instead of BRP oil FYI.

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    +1

    It's a good point.

    Whatever ya do, make sure you get any water out ASAP.

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    if ya want when i get back from ny bring it to my garage..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richieb View Post
    +1

    It's a good point.

    Whatever ya do, make sure you get any water out ASAP.
    +2

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