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    Seadoo issue?

    My seadoo 2011 RXT 260IS

    had a major issue yesterday on the water.

    was stationary, close to boats. all of a sudden the ski started to lean-so i throttled to get out of the lean as u do. but we fell off cause i didnt want to throttle too much because we were close to boats.

    then hopped back on and started it, " IBR and SUSPENSION FAULT" appeared on dash and beeped for approx 20min. then tried to get back to shore and it was in 'limp mode' as best i can desribe it. then 5min later started to see white smoke/steam coming from jet pump area.

    so turned it off and got VMR rescue to tow me.

    I checked the engine bay and it was pretty full of water- maybe the water has done something to electrics?

    drained all the water out. Let it dry in the sun for a few hours and it started ok and IBR/SUSPENSION worked fine.

    i suspect i have a leak somewhere into the engine bay.
    I had my drive shaft seal replaced in dec 2013.

    Anyone shed some light on this?

    * there must be a leak. Its never done this before.
    * The last time it was at seadoo i got the intercooler safety campaign done.
    * Also the fuse box looks weird,has bluey/white stuff all on the fuses.
    * No fault codes seem to be on the dash.everything seems to be normal now.


    I am about to start diagnosing it this week OR taking it to seadoo to see if its their work which is at fault.


    Can i just fill the engine bay up and see if it leaks water anywhere?

    Ideas?

    Thanks

    Daniel


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    Did they align your engine when they replaced the drive shaft seal or just replace the drive shaft seal?

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    They said they DID ALIGN the engine.

    But that was in December... thats a fair while ago. Surely it couldnt have failed that late IF the engine wasnt aligned.

    Do you think that water is leaking into the engine back via that seal?

    Daniel

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    Was the water warm like the lake/ocean or hot like it might have come from the engine cooling system?

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    Yes it was warm but my coolant level was fine.

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    Stick the ski in your body of water on the trailer, run it and check for leaks..

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    I dont own a 4wd and cant back it in far enough. Cant i just remove the deck and fill engine bay up with water and check for leaks?

    or it has to be IN the water (hull under pressure) and running?

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    When i last flushed it i didnt noticed the water output of the intercooler hose at the rear, I'll check tomorrow when i flush test it.

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