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    Flood Damaged RXP...need help!!

    First of all, mods please move this to the appropriate forum if this is not the correct one.


    Ok, so I am looking to buy a flood damaged RXP. Let's say that the worse thing is that the previous owner didn't do correct procedure's after it was flood damaged. What would I be looking to spend on parts for the motor, to rebuild it?

    It does not start as it sits right now.

    What all would be neccessary to rebuild the whole motor? Like is there a motor rebuild kit that I could buy, or would I have to piece everything together myself? I'm looking at completely re-doing the engine from the ground up.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.


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    If the owners didn't know what they were doing, it certainly could have one of more bent rods from trying to start it with water in the cylinders. If fresh water was in the engine for a long period, you will have lots of rust. If it was salt water, you will have rust plus many problems with the wiring harnesses and electronics. If it was submerged and the battery was connected, expect electrolysis. None of the scenerios is very good... Ron

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    If I took it into a SeaDoo dealership to inspect it thoroughly, could they, or would they do it? If so, would it be extensive enough to see whats wrong with it? I basically just need to make sure all the wiring is good, if so, I can tear the motor apart myself.

    How much would an inspection like that be?

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    My guess is that they would want to tear the engine down to inspect the crank, bearings, cylinders, oil pumps, head, etc. I don't think that they can check all the electronics without the engine running, and that does not seem likely right now. They could tell if the display powered up, but not much more... Ron

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    Would you know of a round about guesstimate on how much an inspection like that would be?

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    I have no idea. But if they pulled it apart, they would want to fix it. My marina charges $110/hour, so I have to expect they would want $75/hour or so. My guess is $1-k minimum. Maybe someone closer to the dealer will chime in... Ron

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    you need a new engine $2500

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    Where can I get one for $2500? I just got of the phone with Dales and they said around $7000.

    They said it'll be $225 just for them to start trying to get the water out of the motor, plus whatever all the oil changes will cost.

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    Read this before buying a used engine:

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=76066

    This is what Austin went through and what you want to avoid... Ron

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    Ok, cool, thanks.

    Yeah, I'm always skeptical about buying used stuff from people and always require copies of their drivers licenses.

    I don't have the ski yet, so who knows, it might still be salvagable??

    I read here where someone salvaged a ski, that a year prior had inhaled some water, and water was still in the motor a year later.

    It has only been 2, almost 3 weeks, since the ski has been sitting un-running.

    Hopefully it's salvageable, if not I could always part the hull and the other working stuff off of it, or could just get a new motor.

    I'm gonna send you a quick pm.

    Thanks again for the information though.

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