Thread: And then it went . . . BANG
10-24-2011, 08:24 AM #1
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- Dec 2010
And then it went . . . BANG
Well. Took the ski out yesterday (RXT-iS, 30 hours, 12 months old). All was going well until I got about half a mile from the Marina. I'd let the engine warm up in the water before moving off, then stuck to the 8knot limit for 2/3 minutes so was happy the engine had settled in.
Then I open her up - 68mph. Lovely
After 20-30 seconds, all the lights on the dash come on, BEEPING everywhere, then a big BANG and the engine dies. I drift to a stop and notice smoke coming from everywhere. Open up the seat, gently pop the engine cover keeping my face out the way, SMOKE everywhere. I opened the boarding platform to get to the fire extinguisher, MORE smoke. Lifted up the bin over the battery and it though about jumping ship.
Anyway, I just waited until enventually the smoke died away and everything went quiet. Towed back to the ramp very annoyed. Carried on the day on a friends ski trying not to think about the big dent coming to my wallet.
Dropped the ski off at shop today and apparently a cooling pipe had come off the jet pump that goes to the exhaust. So exhaust had over heated and exploded melting the wiring for the iBR and various other pipes/mounts under there.
He's trying to get it done under warranty but 'loose pipes' are not a manufacutrer defect so we'll see what happend.
Pics attached - enjoy!
10-24-2011, 08:28 AM #2
10-24-2011, 08:52 AM #3
At least thats all it is...it could have been worse and been a motor...good luck on your repairs..
10-24-2011, 10:52 AM #4
I would have thought the exhaust sensor would have came on way before it did that damage.
10-24-2011, 11:25 AM #5
10-24-2011, 11:30 AM #6
Wow! I'm surprised no ET code. That is strange.
10-24-2011, 12:14 PM #7
10-24-2011, 12:50 PM #8
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Beaumont, Texas
You should have noticed an exhaust tone difference. A dry exhaust sounds louder/different than a wet exhaust. Not sure if on that amount of hours you get to know your ski well enough to have notice the difference.
10-24-2011, 03:11 PM #9
is that a hole blown in the inner hull ??????? nothing pretty about those pictures
10-24-2011, 06:28 PM #10
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