05-16-2014, 06:48 AM #1
Left hose connected with ski off!
I was testing a new battery yesterday, started the PWC, connected the water hose to the flush port and a crack of lightening nearby convinced me to get inside. In my rush, I stopped the motor and ducked in the garage for cover. I then noticed the hose was still connected and running. I estimate it ran for about 20-30 seconds before being disconnected.
What do I do now?
05-16-2014, 06:51 AM #2
05-16-2014, 06:59 AM #3
05-16-2014, 07:02 AM #4
Also check to see if any water is in the oil
05-16-2014, 07:55 AM #5
Trying to start it might hydrolock it and bend a rod. DEFINITELY pull the spark plugs and do what krouchchocloate said ... water should be noticeable flying out the spark plug holes. Once no more water is coming out (no mist at all), THEN put the spark plugs back in and try to start it.
Check the oil too, but only 20 - 30 seconds should not get into the oil usually. Do not run it long at idle, then shut it down and check oil. Any milkiness, change oil, idle, until oil is clean. Then, get it out and run it on the water and get it good and warm.
If you catch this quickly and do all the above, you usually escape with no long term damage.
05-16-2014, 08:04 AM #6
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The fact that you did this yesterday and are NOW asking what to do.....hope no water leaked past the exhaust valves...
05-16-2014, 09:09 AM #7
I'm at work right now, but this will be the first thing I do when I get back.
Very angry with myself - brand new-to-me ski with 30 hours and possibly F it up before my 2nd ride.
05-16-2014, 09:57 AM #8
Hope you didn't try to crank it with plugs still installed ...
05-16-2014, 03:13 PM #9
Looks like it's good to go. I pulled the plugs and cranked it 5 times for about 3-4 seconds each.
I did see very light puffs, but no sign of water. Also, no milkiness on the dip stick.
Looks like I dodged a bullet....guess what mistake I won't make again.
05-16-2014, 07:27 PM #10
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