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    PLEASE HELP! I have water in cylinders what do I do

    2002 GTX 4TEC

    I took my seadoo out of storage.

    COnnected to a water hose and turned on the water, then proceeded to turn on the engine. Would only crank once, I then get "clack" sound and it goes dead, and the computer reboots itself.

    I checked my cylinders by removing my plugs and they are filled with water.

    I am scarred>
    Why would this happen?
    What do I need to do?
    how much is it going to cost (I was selling the jetski...)


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    Quote Originally Posted by bendusastre View Post
    2002 GTX 4TEC

    COnnected to a water hose and turned on the water, then proceeded to turn on the engine.
    How long did you run the water before starting the ski?
    How was the ski stored, was the engine properly winterized?
    you are supposed to start the ski first and immediately turning on the water.
    Did you hydro lock the engine?
    Did you remove plugs and crank engine over to blow the water out?
    Check the oil level on the dipstick?
    did it raise any?
    Does the oil look milky?

    You`ll have to change the oil.
    blow out the water, if the oil lvel and condition look good, install the plugs and fire up the ski, bring to operating temperature (in the water) get good and warm. bring it home and change the oil...

    just some of the items to look for, if it doesn`t idle right or feel good, shut it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bendusastre View Post
    2002 GTX 4TEC

    I took my seadoo out of storage.

    COnnected to a water hose and turned on the water, then proceeded to turn on the engine. Would only crank once, I then get "clack" sound and it goes dead, and the computer reboots itself.

    I checked my cylinders by removing my plugs and they are filled with water.

    I am scarred>
    Why would this happen?
    What do I need to do?
    how much is it going to cost (I was selling the jetski...)
    Here's the relevevant section from the shop manual re: water flodded engine;

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    I hope this helps.

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    here are some answers to your questions. THANKS again for your help. I am freaking out...

    How long did you run the water before starting the ski?
    30 seconds

    How was the ski stored, was the engine properly winterized?
    you are supposed to start the ski first and immediately turning on the water.
    The ski was stored in a storage locker and properly winterized by a dealer.

    Did you hydro lock the engine?
    Not sure if I know what this means. the cylinder heads were filled with water and the engine would not crank. I would press the start button and it make a loud "click" sound and that is it.

    Did you remove plugs and crank engine over to blow the water out?
    Yes have been doing for 30 minutes (on & off not consistently). there is much less water in system but still some water present. DO I NEED TO GET RID OF ALL THE WATER BEFORE PUTTING THE PLUGS BACK IN TO START IT???

    Check the oil level on the dipstick?
    did it raise any?
    Does the oil look milky?
    The oil may have raised but is not milky.

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    The page from the instruction manual posted here states to get machine serviced ASAP. Soonest I could do it is tomorrow morning.

    I have already removed plugs and cranked engine to remove water from engine, did I make things worse??? What do I do, bring it into dealer (any idea how much???) or do it myself following directions from first reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bendusastre View Post
    2002 GTX 4TEC

    I took my seadoo out of storage.

    COnnected to a water hose and turned on the water, then proceeded to turn on the engine. Would only crank once, I then get "clack" sound and it goes dead, and the computer reboots itself.

    I checked my cylinders by removing my plugs and they are filled with water.

    I am scarred>
    It will be ok.
    Why would this happen?
    Never run water thru your ski by hose unless the motor is running before turning the water on and turn water off before turning the ski off.
    What do I need to do?
    Do what pale rider instructed you to do.
    how much is it going to cost (I was selling the jetski...)
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    Last edited by skoepp; 04-30-2008 at 06:41 PM.

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    Do a search on sunk ski. You should find all the info you will need. Lots of oil chamges are in your ski's future. Hope it all works out. I could not tell you how much it will cost to get fixed.

    My engine injested some water and after following the instructions on this site my ski has been running fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bendusastre View Post
    2002 GTX 4TEC

    I took my seadoo out of storage.

    COnnected to a water hose and turned on the water, then proceeded to turn on the engine. Would only crank once, I then get "clack" sound and it goes dead, and the computer reboots itself.

    I checked my cylinders by removing my plugs and they are filled with water.

    I am scarred>
    Why would this happen?
    What do I need to do?
    how much is it going to cost (I was selling the jetski...)
    There in lies you problem. Remeber with skis it always:
    1. Engine on
    2. Water on
    3. water off
    4. Engine off

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthAWM View Post
    There in lies you problem. Remeber with skis it always:
    1. Engine on
    2. Water on
    3. water off
    4. Engine off
    to amplify things, the waterbox may have had antifreeze in it, so it might have not taken long for water to back up the exhaust.

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    Pale rider. You write "to amplify things, the waterbox may have had antifreeze in it, so it might have not taken long for water to back up the exhaust."

    Does this mean that I should take exhaust apart to empty it?

    question 2 - What is my next step. There is a little still water inside the engine. How do I get rid of the last 5%.
    Can I reput the spark plugs and try to run engine with a little water left in it?

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