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    exhaust boot clamp broke water in engine, How do i get it started again?

    I have a Yamaha 700XL. The clamp on the exhaust boot broke while we where riding and we did not know it for some time. The engine finally shut down from the rising water in the engine compartment. Now that I finally have it home what process do I go through removing the water form the carbs and the rest of the engine. I twill not start. I pulled the plugs and they had water and some rust on them.

    OK it been a couple of days since I was able to get to working on them?

    Anyway, How do I remove the water and get it started again.


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    My Jet Ski drinks more than yours Glenozzy's Avatar
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    Dude

    it is to late, your motor is dead and will require a rebuild
    you should have read the manual about clearing the water from the motor or this site.
    you need to have gotten it started that day

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    It has been a few days ! not good.....this could have been salvaged if the plugs were removed same day. The Yamaha Owners Manual has information about water ingestion.

    the basic process for ingested water is:
    • Remove any water left in the engine compartment
    • Immediately remove the spark plugs
    • Crank engine over until all the water is removed from the crank case
    • Dry off plugs
    • Install and crank up engine and let it run. Preferrably back on the water and run it hard to build up some engine heat and remove any more moisture. Just running a whole tank for the day helps.

    Now....you have a different situation on your hands since you "decided" to not work on it immediately.

    Now...the engine must be torn down and rebuilt. Waiting too long has now increased the cost of this.

    while you are rebuilding it, you may as well replace all the clamps.

    So...to add more salt in the wound, you are most likely going to need a crank as well. Once rust sets in, its no good. Those crank bearings don't like rust anywhere.

    I'm sorry, but this could have been salvaged. Now you need a rebuild.

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    OK maybe I wasn't completely clear

    I did run it when I got back to the shore and at the house that night as well I washed down the engine too!. But since I have not been able to get it started. It did sit for 4 days after the wash down and didi start on the fifth day but would not restart at the ramp.

    Still need a re build?

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    My Jet Ski drinks more than yours Glenozzy's Avatar
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    YES rust on the plugs = DEATH
    you need to pull the crank and look at it, but I think you should get the motor rebuilt

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