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I took delivery of my brand new spark a couple days ago and in the first hour of riding in Lake Tahoe (very cold water) I got a check engine temperature warning. I shut down then restarted and it happened again. Shut down a third time and idled to the dock with no warning. I'm new to wave runners so any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.s. My girlfriend was with me riding her brand new spark and had no issues.

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Since this is brand new, I'd take it back to the dealer and ask them to make it right. In the meantime though, pop off the access cover on the port side and check the engine coolant level. It should be just below the line on the bottle.
 

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Check the oil

I'd also check the oil. I just picked up my new 2015 Spark last weekend. I was planning on taking it out this weekend, but upon doing a pre-launch inspection I found out I have no oil. I thought it was just low, but the dipstick had absolutely no oil on it. I tried sucking some out to confirm and nothing. I called the dealer and they want it back. Crazy?!!!
 

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Since this is brand new, I'd take it back to the dealer and ask them to make it right. In the meantime though, pop off the access cover on the port side and check the engine coolant level. It should be just below the line on the bottle.
This.


It's brand new and so they shoudn't have a problem dealing with the issue themselves although i've heard they can be a little tough to deal with.
 

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Thanks for the responses. We took the skis out for a second time yesterday and only got check exhaust/engine temperature warnings while still in the channel in fairly shallow water. Once in the open water everything's fine. It happens with both Sparks so not sure if that's a good sign or bad.

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Did you check the coolant level?
Define "shallow" You shouldn't run in less than 3 ft (waist high) of water. You could be sucking up debris that's clogging up the lines (and ruining your wear ring amongst other things.)


Bottom line is that these things shouldn't ever overheat under normal operation. Either you are running in way too shallow water, or something is mechanically wrong that the dealer needs to fix. Do you have any water coming out of the bilge when you pull the drain plug on the trailer?
 

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^ good point.

starting with the easiest and most common things is the way to go which in this case coolant would be one of them.

Hopefully the issue is as easy as that not anything really technical.
 

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Mine throws a temp error everytime I'm in a no wake area. I can't run it longer than an hour without multiple issues.

I bought my 2021 trixx 3up last July. Never worked for longer than an hour. Had ibr and thrust issues and got stranded multiple times with a 9 year old on the back(kids no longer ride it after reverse turned into forward and almost went into the dock) Dealers last attempt to fix, they damaged the ski and left it incorrectly assembled.

Seadoo(BRP) is not helping and the dealer(RideNow) is now ghosting me. I try to run it to keep it from rotting while I look for legal support but it has thrust and temp issues within the first 30 minutes of every run. Then usually every hour. Thought I would ride everyday, just paying for storage.

It's not all of them but several of the people I've talked to limping it around the lake said they had the ibr and temp issue on at least one of their 2021 trixx. Im glad the other 2 Seadoos I was purchasing weren't available.

Hope you get it fixed easily. 🙏
 
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