Thread: Seadoo issue?
04-21-2014, 08:14 AM #1
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?
04-21-2014, 08:42 AM #2
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Did they align your engine when they replaced the drive shaft seal or just replace the drive shaft seal?
04-22-2014, 05:20 AM #3
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?
04-22-2014, 07:18 AM #4
Was the water warm like the lake/ocean or hot like it might have come from the engine cooling system?
04-22-2014, 08:26 AM #5
04-22-2014, 02:58 PM #6
Stick the ski in your body of water on the trailer, run it and check for leaks..
04-23-2014, 09:56 PM #7
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?
04-25-2014, 09:40 PM #8
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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