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    Water problem question -UPDATE QUESTIONS

    I bought a 2nd ski last year.. I compression tested well, ran ok, and looked in pretty good condition. I DID NOT water test it.

    I finally got around to water testing it and I just found out that the motor is taking water.. So bad that it will not start on the water and becomes INSTANTLY flooded with water when trying to start.. The weird thing is that the engine compartment doesn't flood.

    Is the block cracked? I didn't think a block could run and have good compression if it was cracked.

    Any Ideas? I don't want to tear it down. I am thinking of getting a reman. motor (it's a spare ski)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeVerMind View Post
    I bought a 2nd ski last year.. I compression tested well, ran ok, and looked in pretty good condition. I DID NOT water test it.

    I finally got around to water testing it and I just found out that the motor is taking water.. So bad that it will not start on the water and becomes INSTANTLY flooded with water when trying to start.. The weird thing is that the engine compartment doesn't flood.

    Is the block cracked? I didn't think a block could run and have good compression if it was cracked.

    Any Ideas? I don't want to tear it down. I am thinking of getting a reman. motor (it's a spare ski)
    no water circulates thru the cases

    what cylinder is taking on water?
    all 3?

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    all 3. is it possible to get water through the exhaust manifold and pipe. there was a shit load of water for a ski that sat in water... I pulled the cyls and they were flooded. cleaned out all the water and oiled the crap out of everything for now... i cant find the water ingestion spot..

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    was this engine recently torn down for any reason?

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    base gaskets might be in the wrong way if it was just rebuilt...just a thought

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    the guy i bought it from said it was torn down and had a cyl. replaced... i did notice that the base gaskets (all 3) were not positioned correctly.. (the notch in the gasket was on the side without the notch on the case... PLEASE tell me that this was not the issue.. I am going to KILL someone if it is..

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeVerMind View Post
    the guy i bought it from said it was torn down and had a cyl. replaced... i did notice that the base gaskets (all 3) were not positioned correctly.. (the notch in the gasket was on the side without the notch on the case... PLEASE tell me that this was not the issue.. I am going to KILL someone if it is..
    sorry to be the bear of bad news but this is def your problem, i learned this the hard way 2 but it was my mistake not someone elses!

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    base gasket tabs should be on exhaust side towards front of ski

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    Tabs on gaskets go towards the front of the motor on exhaust side...

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    Take it apart and get that water out if this is the case!

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