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    Gotta love this sport! 05Limited's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    Stockton, CA

    Oil alarm, overheat alarm, engine seizes

    I was riding along side my friend when his oil alarm goes off. We check the level and it's a tad below half... nothing to be concerned with. We take off and a few minutes later it sounds again and the ski begins to slow on it's own. I pull up and he says it also shows over heat and will not turn over.

    Just got done tearing down the engine... never seen or read of this one before.

    One of the rear oil pump bolts backed out and was hacked up by the flywheel teeth.

    Anyway, somehow the pieces made their way into the oil pumps, trashing them, and eventually causing complete bearing failure and seizure.
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    Apr 2006
    South Chicagoland

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    EZ Dock of Long Island Shibby1485's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Long Island, NY
    jeff... i just stumbled across this old thread...

    wanna hear something funny? .... have a customer's ski right now locked up... locked up solid.... started with the supercharged, pull it out, pull the pump... tried to crank, still locked up.. gave him the bad news, it's gonna be bad.

    took motor out, took the rear cover off... nothing TOO bad..

    took the front cover off... bolt missing out of the oil pump! ... looked inside the case.. the bolt got jammed between the counterbalance shaft weight and the case and locked the engine up! couldn't believe it, first time i had seen it. was screwing around doing a search and saw this thread. what a coincidence.

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    dan725's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
    northeast ohio
    since I have motor out now I will definitly double check Thanks

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    Jan 2009
    Huntersville, NC
    great info, most people don't check and instantly blame the oil pressure sending unit which has been known to go bad, but you must always check everything.

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