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Barely year old spark took on water, took to dealer but can not determine why took on water and now why engine ceased up. Dealer is doing work without authorization, changing stories and has now charged me almost $800 changing parts but still no working engine. They are saying sea doo will not warranty until know what happened....and round I go. How much money should I have to shell out for parts that don't fix the problem?

Dealer stating they talked to me but impossible, the number they called was my work number and I had been on business travel and not in my office (I have proof and I have the voice message they left)....just feel like I am getting shafted by sea doo and the dealer - Pete's Cycle in MD. Just don't know where to turn...can not even get ski back until I pay them for the work already done!!!
 

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I'm so sorry you're having a bad experience with this.

How much water did the ski take on? Was it nearly or fully submerged?
I had an older ski and the engine mounts failed. Once that happened, the driveshaft was moved into an odd position misaligning the shaft seal and letting copious water into the hull. I noticed it when the ski was almost half way underwater and managed to get it to shore and service the engine before the seawater caused it to seize up.

The Spark has the same kind of driveshaft seal as the older ski I experienced this with. Maybe that's what happened?
It's also possible that one of the exhaust cooling hose connections failed or that the bailer tube was misaligned thus pumping water into the ski while running.

When I don't get a good response, I generally find that hounding them constantly will eventually change their tune. Hate to do it but what else can you do?
 
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