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    Just purchased a 96 SL 700 with the domestic engine. Big question.

    I just got this SL 700 and I know alot about the blue engines, but this is new to me. I usually buy these to part them out, but this one is a runner and seems pretty nice. The mag head looks like it got hot, and the owner said it was leaking water from there. Both cylinders are around 135 psi and like a said it runs nice. What causes the red engines to discolor the head like the pictures below?




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    WOW that looks like it got super hot..

    do you know where the leak is coming from? i bet your head covers warped and is coming from where the cover meets the water bar.

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    I am not sure where it is coming from. I am thinking I am just going to strip it down and part it out.

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    Its probably a leaking head gasket or an obstruction in the cooling system. What a shame to part out a ski that looks to be in almost perfect condition. If I was closer I would buy that and fix it.

    Bryan

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    I just looked at the bottom and it has a patch. What a shame.

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    that sucks....rest of it looks mint!!!!!

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    I wonder how hard it would be to clean up the patch and paint over it.

    I need to clean out the inside of this ski. I was just going to wrap up the cdi and spray alot of simple green in there and then wash away.

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    I scrubbed the inside of mine with a solution of bleach and water to get rid of the mildew and then washed it out with dawn dish soap and a rag. came pretty clean. Could use simple green if you have grease in the bottom of the hull. Check out the thread on painting a hull. I may very well do this to the bottom of my SL650 this winter. doesnt look to be that difficult to apply a new gel coat to the hull.

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    I know that the 96 1050's were prone to breaking heads off the head bolts, the 700's are the same cylinder-head-piston as the 1050. You should check them, could be the problem.

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