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    sportster 150 water in tank

    I have an '06 sportster 150 215 hp. I filled up the tank last weekend with gasoline from a container that I didnt know had been out in a thunderstorm. The boat quit and wont start and I'm pretty sure the gas has water in it.
    What is the procedure for getting the bad gas out and getting the boat running again. I was thinking of syphoning as much of the (full) tank out as I can then adding a gallon or two of clean gas treated with some water remover. Is the fuel pump in the tank and is it electric? Should I also disconnect the fuel line from the throttle body and then pump the contaminated gas out?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks


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    I would think it wouldn't hurt to replace the plugs and fog/lubricate cylinders as well.

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    water sits lower than gas
    all the water will be on the bottom

    drain it and fill it up with new gas
    run some seafoam in there

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    update

    Just heard from the dealer that there is no compression in any of the three cylinders. Aparently it was nothing to do with contaminated fuel. Now waiting for confirmation from SeaDoo that they'll repair it under warranty. I have no information yet as to what caused the lack of compression but it shouldnt be the ceramic washers as I had Jerry replace those last year.

    What else can cause no compression? Head gasket?

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    headgasket or rings

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    But what would cause all 3 cylinders to lose rings or gasket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbelly View Post
    But what would cause all 3 cylinders to lose rings or gasket?
    have you done any engine work?

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    No modifications at all apart from replacing the ceramic washers. Could the supercharger fall apart in any other way and cause crap to be ingested into the engine? If so I guess they might say I modified the supercharger and caused the engine failure. That would be a first!

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    engine failure

    Apparently the lack of compression in all three cylinders was due to a broken cam chain which was due to a supercharger drive gear coming loose, which was due to ?

    Anyway, I'm, covered under warranty and Seadoo are shipping a complete new engine out to the dealer. I guess I'll get an '08 engine even though my boat is an '06. Do the '08 engines have the new metal washers in the supercharger?

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