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    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.

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    At least thats all it is...it could have been worse and been a motor...good luck on your repairs..

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    I would have thought the exhaust sensor would have came on way before it did that damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    I would have thought the exhaust sensor would have came on way before it did that damage.
    That's what I would think....

    To the OP, has the ski been started since it cooled down? Any other damage?

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    Wow! I'm surprised no ET code. That is strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    I would have thought the exhaust sensor would have came on way before it did that damage.
    Quote Originally Posted by 9secZO6 View Post
    That's what I would think....

    To the OP, has the ski been started since it cooled down? Any other damage?
    Quote Originally Posted by MSRXP View Post
    Wow! I'm surprised no ET code. That is strange.
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    After 20-30 seconds, all the lights on the dash come on, BEEPING everywhere,

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    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.

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    is that a hole blown in the inner hull ??????? nothing pretty about those pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    is that a hole blown in the inner hull ??????? nothing pretty about those pictures
    I am not sure but I think that is his water box that blowed up.

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