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    Sho nightmare

    Hi All,

    I collected my new Yamaha sho last week and he has been nightmare since then! First of all when flushing the ski after my first ride the dealer supplied me hose with a kink in it what made the ski overheat due to lack of water pressure. I turned it off straight away once the alarm started to go off. Contacted the dealer who supplied with a new hose fitting.. It gets better!!
    After my next ride I noticed after undoing the drain plugs I must of taking in a lot of water in to the hull as it was pouring out!! Went to flush the engine but it would not start. The dealer looked at it the following today and they said there was water in the cylinder heads. Changed the spark plugs done water test and said there was no mechanical reason why this happened. Said it must be down to me I could have not done up the drain plugs but I am definately sure I did. Then charged me $395 as it not covered under the warranty... Told me I will need to ride every second day for a week to get the moisture out of the engine.

    After these episodes is there likely to be any effect of the life of the engine due to corrosion overheating etc....??? The engine has been sprayed with lanolin.

    Thanks for your time Vince & Sara


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    When the alarm turned on and you shut it off was the water still running ?

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    Sorry I turned the water off before I shut down the engine

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    don't know about 4 strokes, but if you keep the hose on with the engine turned off, it will flood the engine

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    Need to find out where that water was coming from. It could be a simple as a loose hose clamp and does not relate to what you did on the hose or the alarm going off (you did the right thing).

    Not only should you be running it you should be changing the oil.

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    If it were a lose clamp/exh leak or whatever I would not think you would be responsible for damages.

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    So where was the water getting into the hull??

    If they didnt fix anything and the plug wasnt out it will happen again.....

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    I haven't clue how the water got into the hull !!! dealer said there was nothing mechanical that caused the hull to flood.. I have take the word on that...

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    Welcome to the forum and sorry to hear about your difficulties.

    Definitely change the oil.

    Something is leaking somewhere. Back the ski in the water and start it up on the trailer with the seats off and rear bucket out and look to see if you can find anything. If you don't see anything then, take it out, also with the seats off and run it and then see if you find any leaks -- stay close to the ramp.

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    you need to have a clue and find out
    it was either on your hose
    or on the water
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    next time you launch,,just back the trailer and ski into water with intake grate submerged....
    leave it like that on trailer..don't launch-it
    start-it
    seat off
    inspect everything with cooling water pressure flow happening
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    you'll find leak/issue

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