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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    oopps..wire harness meltdown 1100 Zxi

    Had a zxi roll in yesterday with extreme meltage from the stator back to the electric box.The owner told me that an engine was installed last season by a shop here that has since closed up.

    I'll assume there was a problem with the stator bolts backing out or perhaps a broken magnet that thrashed the whole thing.

    Question is..I assume the cdi was damaged since it's a good bet that during the meltdown the trigger wiring was compromised and likely sent 12v @30amp to the cdi box. All the wiring from the stator to the box is a crispy blob

    Haven't opened it up yet ( they guy left three 130gti 4-tecs he bought at an auction for setups, so my plan is to get some skis lake ready first then tackle the melt down ski.)

    With a new engine in there, no doubt the guy is pot committed to fixing that ski. can't seem to start a new line here..so apologies for the run on message.

    I'm going to open the electric box to have a look, but has anybody had a similar event where the cdi survived?..if it needs a CDI and a stator, I'm going to advise a part-out since he got some pretty sweet 4 tecs at this auction ( one of em, a 2007, on the initial look at only had 18 hours on the clock!)

    ps-had to edit the post to add the line breaks..what';s up with that?
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    "Meltage"? That's a new one.

    Don't know, but I bought an engine out of an 1100 ZXi that had suffered the same fate. Actually, there was only a couple of wires that were burned, but the guy decided to part out the 'Ski and I got the engine. I ended up buying a stator housing for it.

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    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/meltage

    1. The substance or quantity of a substance produced by a melting process.
    2. The act or process of melting.

    when an electrical overload on one wire damages other wires which in turn causes significant damage to the wire harness

    the actual meltage in this case is a mixture of insulation and bits of copper wire

    also know in the electricians trade as "china syndrome"

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