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    Just almost sunk my 2008 RXP-X. What are the proper steps to try to save it?

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    About the oil... If you have the tools do it yourself, you can use less expensive oil like Castrol motorcycle oil which is wet clutch rated too. Remove the filter and run it without it until the final oil change.

    It sounds like it died from choking on the exhaust fumes not from ingesting water while running. It would have to be in pretty deep and I'm sure by that time you would know that it's sinking.
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    That sucks, but at least you were / are smart enough to act quickly and correctly. It's a natural reaction to try and restart a stalled engine, but can be lethal in our situation.

    There is a specific 'boil off' proceedure detailed by BRP for extraction of the final spots of water, but first run three oil changes. Get the filter out asap. If you have to leave it overnight before completing the boil off, I'd heavily fog it just to prevent any surface rust forming on the valve stems etc. I'd certainly pull the IC out and all air / boost hoses off to make sure they're dry. Also throttle body and intake manifold, water can pool in there.

    Sounds like you might have dodged the hydrolock bullet, so just work hard and quickly now to get away from the situation.

    Good luck.

    Oh, GET A BILGE PUMP FITTED!!!!!!!!!

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    you didn't almost sink it
    you sunk it
    and no bilge pump will keep up with a hose off the exhaust

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    Do not run the engine without the oil filter!

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    Well I guess you could look at it that way


    Quote Originally Posted by skidoochris View Post
    you didn't almost sink it
    you sunk it

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    I did not. I put in a new filter and change the oil twice. Now I am going to take it to the dealer and they are going to do it 3 times then if it looks oK I am going to take it out today and test it. The warning alarm was going off when running it to change the oil? But no engine lights came on?

    Quote Originally Posted by GGG View Post
    Do not run the engine without the oil filter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidoochris View Post
    you didn't almost sink it
    you sunk it
    and no bilge pump will keep up with a hose off the exhaust
    Agree, but 1300 GPH bilges (as I have) buys you time and more importantly you SEE instantly you have a problem when it pisses out that much water!

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    The issue it that the water swells the paper filter and blocks the oil flow which is a very bad thing. So, as I said, get that soggy filter out. The cost of cycling new filters is nothing in comparison to the cost of a damaged engine.

    Worth noting when you pull the filter out, is if has collapsed (sucked inwards). This with give you an indication of the severity of the water ingress and possible resulting issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by bryanw80 View Post
    I did not. I put in a new filter and change the oil twice. Now I am going to take it to the dealer and they are going to do it 3 times then if it looks oK I am going to take it out today and test it. The warning alarm was going off when running it to change the oil? But no engine lights came on?

    Quote Originally Posted by GGG View Post
    Do not run the engine without the oil filter!

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