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So after ongoin problems with my spark I've hit rock bottom with what I should do about it, it's only done 39hours.
Guess you could say since day dot I've had problems with my spark

Here's a list of what's happend since I've owned it
1. On delivery to the dealer a forklift was put through the hull- that was repaired and a month later the hull was replaced under warranty
2. 6 hours on the motor, ther was a creamy substance leaking from above the jet out of that clear tube. Realized it was oil leaking, so that problem was fixed under warranty
3. Rear step broke atleast 4 times and I ended up just getting a refund for the step (useless anyways)
4. Electrical issues- Corrosion in the wiring harness which caused the spark not to start. Quit expensive fix under warranty
5. Handle bar recall
6. Hull is filling up with a lot of water

The spark should be a fully sealed unit and before it was filling up with water Id only get a couple drops out of the bung, now it's enough to fill a 10L bucket and salt water cannot be doin the engine any good! I've also notice after its taken on all this water it's not as responsive as it used to be.
Its been back and forth to the shop 3times now and still the problem hasn't been fixed
The dealer I bought it off is 3hours drive (jsw Powersports goldcoast) from me, I don't have the time to take it to them, so i take it to a dealer only 30min away(Northcoast boating), both dealer is unsure of what the problem could be and I ask if the problem can't be fixed will my spark be replaced, the answer was "no" seadoo wants the dealer to find the problem. Goldcoast dealer has said I need to bring it to them, I don't see the point as they are both seadoo service centers. Summer is here and I didn't expect to be having these kinds of dramas
I've emailed seadoo Australia and there response was to take it to a seadoo center which is what I've done but still no answers on what the problem could be.
It's seen the shop more times than it has seen the water

Any advice on what to do would be much appreciated
Thanks
 

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you have had a lot of bad luck with your spark I feel sorry for you.


I would take the time and drive to jsw as the bigger dealer will have more knowledge and experience with the spark.


I got my spark off a small dealer a bike shop I wouldn't let them touch my spark as I have seen there work on other jetskis.


As for your leak my guess you say the hull was replaced witch means everything came out into the new hull make sure they did the alignment of drive shaft if they did do it again and check drive rubber boot and seals tighten all hose clamps.


Hope you get it sorted as the spark is a fun ski.
 

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you have had a lot of bad luck with your spark I feel sorry for you.


I would take the time and drive to jsw as the bigger dealer will have more knowledge and experience with the spark.


I got my spark off a small dealer a bike shop I wouldn't let them touch my spark as I have seen there work on other jetskis.


As for your leak my guess you say the hull was replaced witch means everything came out into the new hull make sure they did the alignment of drive shaft if they did do it again and check drive rubber boot and seals tighten all hose clamps.


Hope you get it sorted as the spark is a fun ski.
Yep it's all gone down hill since the day I got done DD on the water in the arvo after a big night out and that was the day my spark was pretty much sinking
So it's a possibility I may loose my licence and will make things harder to get it to jsw on the goldcoast, sucks but that's life!
Hopefully Northcoast can sort it and I don't loose my licence so I can make the most of summer on the spark
 

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Yep it's all gone down hill since the day I got done DD on the water in the arvo after a big night out and that was the day my spark was pretty much sinking
So it's a possibility I may loose my licence and will make things harder to get it to jsw on the goldcoast, sucks but that's life!
Hopefully Northcoast can sort it and I don't loose my licence so I can make the most of summer on the spark
Yeah mate I think Xdrian has picked up why the leak is happening....the new hull would have all the mechanical parts transferred...whilst my Spark has no issues, I noticed when I was underneath fitting the grille over the intake there was some excess sealer along the edge of the heat exchanger/cooler unit on the bottom of the hull (right side). If the dealer has not put enough sealer there or any where else, there's a good chance that's where water can get in. Also all hose clamps need to be tight. I reckon the only way to be 100% sure where to find the leak is to be able to put the ski in a tank of water of some sort with the deck removed...that way all the fittings that are under water will show if there's a leak. And if a tank can be found, there needs to be some weight placed on the ski to replicate the riders weight. HTH.
 

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So after ongoin problems with my spark I've hit rock bottom with what I should do about it, it's only done 39hours.
Guess you could say since day dot I've had problems with my spark

Here's a list of what's happend since I've owned it
1. On delivery to the dealer a forklift was put through the hull- that was repaired and a month later the hull was replaced under warranty
2. 6 hours on the motor, ther was a creamy substance leaking from above the jet out of that clear tube. Realized it was oil leaking, so that problem was fixed under warranty
3. Rear step broke atleast 4 times and I ended up just getting a refund for the step (useless anyways)
4. Electrical issues- Corrosion in the wiring harness which caused the spark not to start. Quit expensive fix under warranty
5. Handle bar recall
6. Hull is filling up with a lot of water

The spark should be a fully sealed unit and before it was filling up with water Id only get a couple drops out of the bung, now it's enough to fill a 10L bucket and salt water cannot be doin the engine any good! I've also notice after its taken on all this water it's not as responsive as it used to be.
Its been back and forth to the shop 3times now and still the problem hasn't been fixed
The dealer I bought it off is 3hours drive (jsw Powersports goldcoast) from me, I don't have the time to take it to them, so i take it to a dealer only 30min away(Northcoast boating), both dealer is unsure of what the problem could be and I ask if the problem can't be fixed will my spark be replaced, the answer was "no" seadoo wants the dealer to find the problem. Goldcoast dealer has said I need to bring it to them, I don't see the point as they are both seadoo service centers. Summer is here and I didn't expect to be having these kinds of dramas
I've emailed seadoo Australia and there response was to take it to a seadoo center which is what I've done but still no answers on what the problem could be.
It's seen the shop more times than it has seen the water

Any advice on what to do would be much appreciated
Thanks
Hi mate just picked up on your comment about a couple of drops coming out of the bung...so was that with the first hull? Because if the leaks have been since the hull was swapped that's where the problem is, with the components swap and not being sealed where required, I'd say.
 

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probably would have refused delivery after number 1
good luck though!
So after ongoin problems with my spark I've hit rock bottom with what I should do about it, it's only done 39hours.
Guess you could say since day dot I've had problems with my spark

Here's a list of what's happend since I've owned it
1. On delivery to the dealer a forklift was put through the hull- that was repaired and a month later the hull was replaced under warranty
2. 6 hours on the motor, ther was a creamy substance leaking from above the jet out of that clear tube. Realized it was oil leaking, so that problem was fixed under warranty
3. Rear step broke atleast 4 times and I ended up just getting a refund for the step (useless anyways)
4. Electrical issues- Corrosion in the wiring harness which caused the spark not to start. Quit expensive fix under warranty
5. Handle bar recall
6. Hull is filling up with a lot of water

The spark should be a fully sealed unit and before it was filling up with water Id only get a couple drops out of the bung, now it's enough to fill a 10L bucket and salt water cannot be doin the engine any good! I've also notice after its taken on all this water it's not as responsive as it used to be.
Its been back and forth to the shop 3times now and still the problem hasn't been fixed
The dealer I bought it off is 3hours drive (jsw Powersports goldcoast) from me, I don't have the time to take it to them, so i take it to a dealer only 30min away(Northcoast boating), both dealer is unsure of what the problem could be and I ask if the problem can't be fixed will my spark be replaced, the answer was "no" seadoo wants the dealer to find the problem. Goldcoast dealer has said I need to bring it to them, I don't see the point as they are both seadoo service centers. Summer is here and I didn't expect to be having these kinds of dramas
I've emailed seadoo Australia and there response was to take it to a seadoo center which is what I've done but still no answers on what the problem could be.
It's seen the shop more times than it has seen the water

Any advice on what to do would be much appreciated
Thanks
 

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Yeah mate I think Xdrian has picked up why the leak is happening....the new hull would have all the mechanical parts transferred...whilst my Spark has no issues, I noticed when I was underneath fitting the grille over the intake there was some excess sealer along the edge of the heat exchanger/cooler unit on the bottom of the hull (right side). If the dealer has not put enough sealer there or any where else, there's a good chance that's where water can get in. Also all hose clamps need to be tight. I reckon the only way to be 100% sure where to find the leak is to be able to put the ski in a tank of water of some sort with the deck removed...that way all the fittings that are under water will show if there's a leak. And if a tank can be found, there needs to be some weight placed on the ski to replicate the riders weight. HTH.
Flat water riding- couple drops of water
As soon as u start jumping waves and doin tail stands etc
That's when the water starts coming in from somewhere
After hull replacement it was only a couple of drops then I guess it's got worse over time.. I guess I'm just gonna have to take it back to jsw this weekend
 

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Flat water riding- couple drops of water
As soon as u start jumping waves and doin tail stands etc
That's when the water starts coming in from somewhere
After hull replacement it was only a couple of drops then I guess it's got worse over time.. I guess I'm just gonna have to take it back to jsw this weekend
So with the new hull it can stay "dry" until you jump waves and do tailstands? That would suggest the sealer strip between hull and deck at the rear is not properly installed. From your previous posts I thought the leaking was happening at all times. Also the bailer system should be removing water whilst you're riding....maybe that's something to look at.
 

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After all that fucking around the dealer has found the problem... 2 decent cracks up High at the rear which causes the water to come in when the ski is vertical
Not what I expected, dealer says ive hit something (which I know forsure I havnt) or Jsw has done poor workmanship on the new hull when that was replaced..
I don't have the time to take it back to Jsw Powersports and the chances of them claiming its there fault arnt good I recon

The bill to get this fixed is $4400
Hoping it can be plastic welded or it will be going through insurance

Has anyone had much experience with insurance.. The amount of problems and salt water that's been in contact with my spark
I would much rather a 60hp replacement with a 110hp chip
 

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why don't you fibre glass it that's my plan if I do some damage


nothing to lose all to gain


if it is a crack drill a small hole at the end of crack this will stop the crack continuing and put a good amount behind for strength ruff it up and clean it good to stick post a photo before after
you could go to Bunning's fibre glass repair kit approx. $20
 

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After all that fucking around the dealer has found the problem... 2 decent cracks up High at the rear which causes the water to come in when the ski is vertical
Not what I expected, dealer says ive hit something (which I know forsure I havnt) or Jsw has done poor workmanship on the new hull when that was replaced..
I don't have the time to take it back to Jsw Powersports and the chances of them claiming its there fault arnt good I recon

The bill to get this fixed is $4400
Hoping it can be plastic welded or it will be going through insurance

Has anyone had much experience with insurance.. The amount of problems and salt water that's been in contact with my spark
I would much rather a 60hp replacement with a 110hp chip
You had mentioned the hull was replaced before because a forklift had punched a hole through the hull, was that something the dealer did themselves? or did it come from the factory like that? I would be getting in contact with Brp directly through their customer support line and tell them what has happened, they will ask you for your serial number so make sure you have that when you call them.

cracks can be repaired but there is a specific procedure to repair them it isn't a matter of just putting some fiberglass on it.
 

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Not quite sure how to get photos up on here but the crack is on the rear just below where the deck joins to the hull and it goes along where it's screws to the hull prob around 300mm long, in a awquad spot too

I still feel the need to take it up with brp, my local dealer showed brp the pics but they believe it was cause by impact

Quote is $5800 to repair and min 3weeka after claim
Is approved, sucks cause it's summer now and wouldn't mind using it

I've just lodged an insurance claim
Fingers crossed they will just replace it with a 60hp and I'll get a 110hp tune
 

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You had mentioned the hull was replaced before because a forklift had punched a hole through the hull, was that something the dealer did themselves? or did it come from the factory like that? I would be getting in contact with Brp directly through their customer support line and tell them what has happened, they will ask you for your serial number so make sure you have that when you call them.

cracks can be repaired but there is a specific procedure to repair them it isn't a matter of just putting some fiberglass on it.
It was a pre delivery thing and Jsw replaced the hull at there own expense
 

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It was a pre delivery thing and Jsw replaced the hull at there own expense
I would doubt if Brp would cover it under those circumstances, it doesn't sound like a manufacturing defect, if the original repairs were done under warranty from Brp I think there would be a better chance, but any time you have damage that looks like it is caused by impact then it is pretty doubtful. If the hull was thinner in that area because it wasn't molded right and cracked that would be a different situation. Insurance is likely the best way to go, depending on the crack I might be temped to weld it if it were mine, just to save the claim on insurance....

Good luck! hope you get riding again soon!!
 

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My Spark has 12 hours and has been overheating. The engine icon comes on and the horn blows constant. The dealer says check all the oil and coolant and run it in reverse to blow out anything in it. Did all that no luck . Brought it to the dealer and after taking it out of the water and inspecting it for 40 minutes they didn't know anything. They asked me to leave it. Is this common? Was a a fool to buy this? Thanks
 

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My Spark has 12 hours and has been overheating. The engine icon comes on and the horn blows constant. The dealer says check all the oil and coolant and run it in reverse to blow out anything in it. Did all that no luck . Brought it to the dealer and after taking it out of the water and inspecting it for 40 minutes they didn't know anything. They asked me to leave it. Is this common? Was a a fool to buy this? Thanks

get the errors codes read and find fault as per codes and clear them good luck.




Check coolant level and pump cooling through the exhaust manifold is clear give a good flush if it doesn't flush through try a few quick blasts of compressed air to clear.
 
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