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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    Hi...you'll be needing a starter for that ski also.....

    So I'm trying to explain the Bellagio effect to somebody that just wasn't getting it so I get on you tube and find THIS GEM




    Now it appears to be a dealer..but they have no qualms about drying out the starter motor first.....

    I at least lay rags over the plug holes so I don't have to charge for detailing after dealing with the water issue....


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    I'm no mechanic but I'm guessing there are much better ways to clear water from an engine than this?

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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    actually this IS the way to clear it..the issue was running the starter into the ground with a 45 second cranking cycle

    I know this mindset " oh no load on the starter, I can just keep cranking it"

    w-r-o-n-g

    5 second bursts followed by 10 seconds of high pressure air in each hole..repeat, repeat, repeat.

    That much water is telling me that he did not drain the airbox.

    I deal with lots of sinkage and sort of lay claim to the phrase "bellagioed" when bringing up how to deal with a PWC that went under.

    I laughed my ass off the first time I dealt with a sunken 4-tec. Nobody warned me about the waterspout effect.

    You can avoid this:

    1-drain plugs in before launching
    2-make sure your seat fits correctly and any underseat air intakes are properly routed
    3-do not lend your ski out to anybody, unless they have a bigger ski and better looking wife/gf

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    actually this IS the way to clear it..the issue was running the starter into the ground with a 45 second cranking cycle

    I know this mindset " oh no load on the starter, I can just keep cranking it"

    w-r-o-n-g

    5 second bursts followed by 10 seconds of high pressure air in each hole..repeat, repeat, repeat.
    ...
    What is the air pressure actually doing?

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    A vacuum wouldn't work?

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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    I use a rather long nosed blow gun to blow remaining water out of a jug between cranking cycles

    no vac..I want stuff blowing out of the engine, not sucking in stuff if an exhaust valve happens to be open

    I use neither on a two stroke..in that case the air line is there to clean the plugs off between start attempts.

    Just taking a quick browse thru the work tickets ( I promised the wife I'd close the books on time this year for a change) I had a dozen major sinkages on 4 strokes this season

    For next season I'm going to gut a bunch of plugs and create an "exit strategy" with some hoses that can go into a containers dealing with the rags and the mess is getting pretty old already. I did pretty much cover a brand new Seadoo ( it had like 3 hours on it) with saran wrap for a sunken recovery session this season as the owner was more concerned about his paint job then the innards of his motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    3-do not lend your ski out to anybody, unless they have a bigger ski and better looking wife/gf

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