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    2000 XPL Project

    I am doing my first SeaDoo project and thought I would share it with others. I have been lurking in the backround for awhile but never posted very much. I work as an Avionics Technician/ A&P Mechanic and work on all the electronics on the Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft. I have worked on a couple of SeaDoos before with a problem here and ther, but never did a full on tear down and build up.

    I have been looking for a project to fill the empty spot on the double trailer I got when I bought my 05 RXT and this one seemed to fit the bill.

    I found this ski on Craigslist and the PO stated it hasn't ran in a couple of years.




    I got it home and started by taking out the spark plugs, a RAVE valve and checking the cylinders with my borescope. This is what I found.



    So it looks like the engine is coming out and getting a quick over haul.





    Everything else on the ski works great. I will post more of my progress with the engine soon.
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    I thought the girl from The Ring was going to pop out of the cylinders and scream lol. Im kinda interested in seeing the insides, and i hope for the best on the crank. Grats on the awesome deal with the trailer

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    Nice borescope video. Can you tell me the brand and model of that borescope. Thanks, JP.

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    It a Snapon BK6000 borescope. I used to own the BK5500 but traded it in because of its dvr function. Best money I ever spent.

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    Tonight I started to remove the engine. After swearing and cursing Canada for putting that stupid nut on the back of the exhaust pipe that is impossible to get to, I decided to make a wrench that mimics the Bombardier tool. A stop at my local Harbor Freight,six dollars and a couple minutes with a welder and a grinder,she spun that damn nut off with ease.


    After that nut was off it was smooth sailing from there.







    Tomorrow I will open the engine up and see if she can be salvaged.

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    I work second shift so allot of my pics are usually in the dark.

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    Today I got to work on tearing the engine down.





    The cylinders have a light coating of rust on them, but its not pitted.



    After a quick dunk in the hot tank it came out like this.




    The rust came off and a stain remains. I am going to give them a light honing and measure them up. If they are in spec I am going to use them. The bottom end is in real good shape so far. I am going to run the borescope inside to see if I am going to have to split the cases. Till then...

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    Looks good. Nice details on the project.

    On a side note, did you notice that someone parked a US Airways Express jet in your garage???

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    Ya I would probably have this darn thing rebuilt and in the water if it wasn't for those pesky broken airplanes getting in the way.

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    Even if the crank is good I would spend the couple of dollars now and put in new crank seals. You are already almost there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 800AMSOIL4U View Post
    Even if the crank is good I would spend the couple of dollars now and put in new crank seals. You are already almost there.
    Ill have to read up on installing those. Do I need to split the cases for that?

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