Thread: Gas in OIL problem
07-28-2008, 11:50 AM #1
Gas in OIL problem
I just changes my oil in my 250 after exactly 10 hours and it looks like hell.
I just had my ski serviced at 42 hours for GIO ( under warranty) and the dealer told me I MUST change my oil at every 10 hours.
Now I am at 52 hours and the oil looks like hell and I waiting for the mixture to settle so I can take a picture
Now itís out of warranty and I am NOT happy. The boat is running greater but I think I have a $12K time bomb.
If the dealer told me I would have to change the oil every 10 hours I WOULD NOT HAVE PURCHASED THIS BOAT.
I really consider this a manufacture defect and should be recalled!
I would not recommend this boat to anyone until the GIO is fixed.
07-28-2008, 12:00 PM #2
07-28-2008, 12:03 PM #3
I've been pretty lucky in this dept. I do keep an eye on it though..
Best of luck .
07-28-2008, 12:52 PM #4
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07-28-2008, 01:00 PM #5
07-28-2008, 01:13 PM #6
07-28-2008, 01:33 PM #7
And don't be afraid to change your own oil. To be honest it is the only way you can be sure it was filled to the proper levels. Read Skips blog on oil control.
And stop being so negative. I don't understand why people are surprised when they buy a 250 HP machine (that is ridden at WOT a great deal of the time) requires a little bit of maintenance. If you don't like it get yourself a canoe.
07-28-2008, 01:58 PM #8
Imagine a 8.1 L big block making the same hp / Liter as the Ultra 250 and you'd be making 1,350 hp. Guess, what,, they do put those motors in boats with regularity, and the scheduled tear-down is about every 100 hours, thats if it lasts that long at a cost of about 26,000 dollars. High performance is far from cheap..
I asked my dealer to check my SC dipstick to make sure it hasn't broken off, he said they never heard of such a thing and wanted to charge me to remove the exhaust, I said forget it, if Kawi doesn't want to do some preventitive maintenace and check it for me, they can replace it when it blows. Same goes for the GIO,,, if Kawi wont admit there is a problem, Take your ski to the dealer, have them do an oil change, document it, run it for the scheduled interval and if it blows up they can replace your motor..
Last edited by Chris288; 07-28-2008 at 02:12 PM.
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