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    ran out of fuel / now won't start

    I took my 2007 challenger 180se out yesterday and while driving I noticed the low fuel flashing so I headed to the ramp. While driving it appeared to have run out of gas. The gauge still showed I had just under 1/4 tank. While trying to start it floating level in the water I got a 344 code ( no cam sensor ) I put 5 gallons of gas in it and it still won't start but I do not get any codes anymore either ?? Thanks for any help.


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    Several things can cause the cam sensor code, from the minor (bad cam sensor, broken wires to cam sensor), to very serious (bad ECU), to catastrophic (broken cam chain).

    You are going to have to start troubleshooting. Get a copy of the manual, and start by checking out the cam sensor and the associated wiring. Since you need to check out the cam sensor, it comes off with one screw, take it off and look in the hole with a flashlight while someone turns over the engine to see if the cam gear is still rotating.

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    OK ... Bad News ... very Bad News The chain is broken. Now I need help to decide on what to do. I found a place in Florida that sells remanufactured engines for $2700 w/ 2 year no fault warranty. I am very mechanically inclined ,,, car engines, transmissions etc .... how difficult is this as an engine swap out ?? What special tools would be needed ?? I know I need to get a manual .... just testing the idea right now.

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    Don't buy SBT that stuff is junk, you can have an oem reman for that money


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    SBT has gotten a lot better with there motors in the last couple years.
    I know of atleast 10 that have been installed and not 1 issue.

    I know they had issues a few years back but from what I've seen they've improved.

    Your going to need to yank that motor and see how damaged it is to see which route is most cost effective for you.

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    I'd also call seadoo and have them run your vin for possible recalls.
    I doo think they had certain models and years with chain issues.

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    Ever have SCer failure? Usually the SCer fails first and is replace then timing chain fails next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotxxxsd View Post
    SBT has gotten a lot better with there motors in the last couple years.
    I know of atleast 10 that have been installed and not 1 issue.

    I know they had issues a few years back but from what I've seen they've improved.

    Your going to need to yank that motor and see how damaged it is to see which route is most cost effective for you.
    This is really interesting to hear, kind of glad to hear actually.

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    When I bought the boat from dealer they said the original sc had went and they pulled the motor and went thru it and that everything was fine .... guess they saw me coming ...lol

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    Yep the dealership screwed you.

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