Thread: help with oil problem
09-26-2013, 04:32 PM #1
help with oil problem
hello first post here, hope all you guys and gals can help me out on this one. I bought myself a 2013 seadoo gti se 155 this June. absolutely love it! first pwc I have ever owned! took it in for its 10 breakin period service everything all good. checked the oil occasionally and it was always in the middle never changing well at 38 hours I checked it and it was alittle low ( almost at the bottom of the dip in the stick). I thought okay 28 hours of usage A liitle oil usage is okay. bought some oil and toped it off to the middle again. every 3 or so time out I had to do this. I took it the dealership because of this. it was at 68 hours when it took it to them from 28 hours to 68 it used 2.5 quarts of oil to keep it in the middle where its suppose to be.
so my question is do seadoos burn threw 2.5 quarts normal for 40 hours of driving?
the dealership didn't do any thing they toped it off and said drive it and don't add any oil and we will see where the oil is. well I put on 4 hours and check the dip stick like 10 times cause it didn't believe what I was seeing. its over full id say half an inch to 3 quarters inch over the top of the to full mark.
I read here all of people coming back from oil changes to full so maybe that's just common practice?
09-26-2013, 06:15 PM #2
Welcome aboard the Hulk!!!
Ski isn't suppose to burn oil.
9 out of 10 dealership serviced skis I get are a quart over full.
Reason is your suppose to check it while its hot after idle for 30+ seconds and after waiting 30 seconds.
They check it cold and fill it then.
So when its hot its over full.
09-26-2013, 07:16 PM #3
so you'd say burning 2.5 quarts in 40 hours of usage is cause for concern?
09-26-2013, 09:06 PM #4
09-26-2013, 09:10 PM #5
09-26-2013, 09:10 PM #6
I had a 2010 GTI That did this, the dealer refused to do anything about it so I later traded it in at the same stealership. LOL
09-26-2013, 10:29 PM #7
Since its a non supercharged ski I would run some marvel mystery oil in it. I've had cars that used oil and substituted a quart of this stuff during an oil change and they stopped using oil.
It's a product that been around for 75+ years.
It's worth a shot.
I also know of a few rental ski companies that use it all the time.
09-26-2013, 10:32 PM #8
I'm thinking they purposely put too much oil in the ski at the dealership so when it burned some it would still show full..
Climb the seadoo ladder and try to see if you can get her fixed.
09-27-2013, 04:03 AM #9
Welcome to the Seadoo mystery Zone. Almost all my gti's behave the same. Dont ask me why, but they do burn some oil..! Some might even sip into you radiator system if you have a leaked oil seal. But most of the time, it just dissapears..! Been doing this for almost 5 years. My skis run almost 500 hours a year. Just make sure you have enuff oil and all should be good.
09-27-2013, 10:03 AM #10
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a good nose can detect an engine burning motor oil.
I also see a whole lot of overfilled skis, which I attribute to sloppy work. Getting the hull level is one of the key things to be done for a quality oil change.
figure 40 hours @ 50 mph for a car ( which is turning say 2-3k rpm at 50mph)..would you turn an evil eye if you have to put quarts of oil into a car engine under similar circumstances?
I'd watch this carefully, and head over to another dealer, since your dealer wash to wash their hands of you after the sale.
You need to check the oil using the owner manual directions and keep carful track of it. If a brand new ski needed any oil after 40 hours, it would be parked on the tarmac at the dealer, along with a bunch of my friends who look like SOA rejects.
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