Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Xspook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Space coast, FL (Brevard County)
    Posts
    937
    +1
    162

    Left hose connected with ski off!

    OK,

    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?


  2. #2
    woops
    Last edited by LucidX; 05-16-2014 at 09:21 AM. Reason: wrong

  3. #3
    krouchchocolate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    1,224
    +1
    53
    Quote Originally Posted by LucidX View Post
    Try to start it up.

    Hopefully you got lucky and no hydrolock.
    Definitely do not do that. Remove the plugs, hold the throttle down and crank the ski.

  4. +1 by:


  5. #4
    SuperCharged67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Posts
    1,962
    +1
    76
    Also check to see if any water is in the oil

  6. +1 by:


  7. #5
    Vern's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Grand Haven, MI
    Posts
    3,594
    +1
    128
    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.

  8. #6
    Banned User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Crest Hill, IL
    Posts
    9,512
    +1
    215
    The fact that you did this yesterday and are NOW asking what to do.....hope no water leaked past the exhaust valves...

  9. #7
    Xspook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Space coast, FL (Brevard County)
    Posts
    937
    +1
    162
    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    The fact that you did this yesterday and are NOW asking what to do.....hope no water leaked past the exhaust valves...
    I hear ya, but it started raining like crazy and the sun set, so it was not possible to continue working on it.

    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.

  10. #8
    spouk3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Montreal, QC, Canada
    Posts
    635
    +1
    30
    Hope you didn't try to crank it with plugs still installed ...

  11. #9
    Xspook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Space coast, FL (Brevard County)
    Posts
    937
    +1
    162
    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	84 
Size:	125.7 KB 
ID:	329600  


  12. #10
    spouk3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Montreal, QC, Canada
    Posts
    635
    +1
    30
    One safe GTI

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Powervalve servo repeatedly cycles with ski off
    By silver93t in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-14-2013, 05:14 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-09-2012, 12:37 PM
  3. Help- flushed ski with ski off
    By Tom315 in forum Kawasaki PWC Performance (4-stroke)
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 03-29-2012, 10:36 AM
  4. Battery drain with ski off.
    By immred in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-12-2011, 02:52 PM
  5. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-03-2009, 11:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •