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    Unhappy Engine Still Salvageable?

    So in the most amateur of all shade-tree mechanic moves, I'm fearful that I've pretty much destroyed my freshly rebuilt engine...

    It would appear that I did not reinstall the three exhaust manifold bolts on the PTO cylinder during engine reassembly . Took the jet to the ramp for a 10 minute idle ring burn in and started her up on the trailer and let her idle... closed up hatch on car came back and saw water puking from said manifold. Then the engine sputtered out.

    Got home, punched myself in the face with my torque wrench repeatedly until I got pretty dizzy...

    Took off the cylinder heads and PTO all greenish gooed. CNT the same. MAG not as bad.

    All three cylinders had water in them. Dried them out but there's still water spraying everywhere when I crank the motor over...

    I feel like f-in crying... I put so many hours of meticulousness (there's some irony for ya) into this rebuild and now to have f-ed it all up over such an incredibly stupid move like this really pisses and sadly disappoints me all at the same time.

    I sprayed down the cylinder with WD40 to hopefully prevent rust immediately appearing, but I'm sure time is of the essence, and nightfall is now upon me...

    Should I just part this damn thing out, (I really like this ski) or is there a cure?

    Heckling isnt really necessary, but I do appreciate any help you can provide. That is if I haven't shot myself by then


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    Get the water out & pickle it in fog oil as soon as can. There's still hope!

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    Slow down tripn! There's no need to repeat post in different forum sections.
    See my reply there:
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...ruin-my-engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by loonatik View Post
    Slow down tripn! There's no need to repeat post in different forum sections.
    See my reply there:
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...ruin-my-engine
    Yeah, I was a bit anxious and really nervous. Sorry for double post... I figured time was of the essence though. Thank you for your help! I did as you described ans she ran... Letting her cool down to run again.

    Does this procedure get the water out of the crankcase though? Or is there something else I should do?

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    What ski are we talking about here? On Fuji engines you need to LIGHTLY seat the manifold bolts to get the cylinder aligned, torque the cylinder base nuts, then torque the manifold. On Domestic engines you have to fully torque the manifold then torque the base nuts.

    IF you get the engine to run then pickle it in fogging oil you should be okay.

    KJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonmtz View Post
    On Fuji engines you need to LIGHTLY seat the manifold bolts to get the cylinder aligned, torque the cylinder base nuts, then torque the manifold.
    Interesting... Didn't see that in FSM but I was all over the place only printing specific pages. Do you think I should loosen cylinder base nuts before tightening the missing manifold bolts? (I have the Fuji engine)

    So despite it being 11 o'clock at night and all, should I venture to my local boat ramp (about 3 minutes away) and let it run in the water, strapped to my trailer?

    I still need to let the ski run at idle for 10 minutes to seat my new piston ring...

    What do you think?

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