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Hi All:

At the end of last season, my dad and I took our Spark apart to winterize it. After we put the top back on, we disconnected the battery through the service port to take it up to the garage. Unfortunately, we didn't realize that there is a nut that isn't fixed to the battery. The nut fell down and we can't find it. I would think we could get to it somehow by taking the top off again, but we would like to avoid this.

Any recommendations on what to do? Does it matter if that nut is bouncing around in there? I assume the likelihood of it getting into the intake is small; if it does, will that destroy the engine? If we leave it, where's the best place to get a replacement?

Thank you
 

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Hi All:

At the end of last season, my dad and I took our Spark apart to winterize it. After we put the top back on, we disconnected the battery through the service port to take it up to the garage. Unfortunately, we didn't realize that there is a nut that isn't fixed to the battery. The nut fell down and we can't find it. I would think we could get to it somehow by taking the top off again, but we would like to avoid this.

Any recommendations on what to do? Does it matter if that nut is bouncing around in there? I assume the likelihood of it getting into the intake is small; if it does, will that destroy the engine? If we leave it, where's the best place to get a replacement?

Thank you
The engine has a spark arrestor screen so no worries with ingestion. I silicone the nuts inside the terminals so they never fall out again. be sure to use locktite or star washers so the cables dont come loose from riding. It will cause stalling issues.
 

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Try using some compressed air to dislodge it anywhere it's hiding. Nothing more annoying than a rattling rouge nut.
 

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Are you talking about the little square metallic piece? If so, I don't know if you're close to a dealer, but they might have a few laying around they might give you. I got through about half of my sentence and the parts guy walked away and got a little tupperware container that was full of them. I think it happens frequently, feels like a silly design.

This piece? I think my dealer called it a battery post terminal nut
 

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Same thing happened to me ,I tries air did not work ,I tried magnet but the nut is the aluminum one so it does not work ...mmy question is ...is it safe to ride???? it is an 05 4 tech supercharged seadoo
 

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Are you talking about the little square metallic piece? If so, I don't know if you're close to a dealer, but they might have a few laying around they might give you. I got through about half of my sentence and the parts guy walked away and got a little tupperware container that was full of them. I think it happens frequently, feels like a silly design.

This piece? I think my dealer called it a battery post terminal nut
That's what it sure looks like, almost similar to what's used in the automotive industry.
 

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Hi All:

At the end of last season, my dad and I took our Spark apart to winterize it. After we put the top back on, we disconnected the battery through the service port to take it up to the garage. Unfortunately, we didn't realize that there is a nut that isn't fixed to the battery. The nut fell down and we can't find it. I would think we could get to it somehow by taking the top off again, but we would like to avoid this.

Any recommendations on what to do? Does it matter if that nut is bouncing around in there? I assume the likelihood of it getting into the intake is small; if it does, will that destroy the engine? If we leave it, where's the best place to get a replacement?

Thank you
I don't think it will cause engine damage but if it gets lodged between the hull and fuel tank it could wear a hole through it so I would definitely try to find it, the battery is a generic battery, it isn't specific to Seadoo Sparks, it is used in many other Brp products and other manufactures use them as well.
 

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I don't think it will cause engine damage but if it gets lodged between the hull and fuel tank it could wear a hole through it so I would definitely try to find it, the battery is a generic battery, it isn't specific to Seadoo Sparks, it is used in many other Brp products and other manufactures use them as well.
True.

All that really matters about a battery is its specs which makes it easy when going to buy a replacement since your local auto parts store might have it, no need to order from BRP.
 
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