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My spark recently went into the shop to get the handle bar recall fixed and i notice the last few times I've taking it out on the water I release the bung and a fair amount of water is leaking out of my spark, it used to only have a few drops come out
Now yesterday I had my spark out on the water and noticed on the bank of the river the rear of it looked like it was sinking
I managed to pull it up onto the sand and release the bung and it took around 15min for all the water to come out after I put the bung back in all that salt water did has effected the engine and it didn't really want to start and it was running really bad
Also when riding the ski before I notice this it felt really laggy and at times felt as if it wasn't gonna go any faster than 20km and that was in sport mode
I was thinking something could be wrong with my drive shaft like I have been reading on this site

Am I correct that the unit should be completely sealed so no water is able to get inside it?
I've inspected the hull and there doesn't seem to be any cracks or damage
Time to take it back to the dealer, I am not happy about this as its about the 6th time I've had to take it back to the dealer :mad:
It's still under warranty so Im not going to be happy if I have to pay to get this issue fixed
 

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That's not right the spark is well sealed even after 3 hours in the surf wave jumping I only get a small amount of water out the bung hole.


Only way to tell is to take the top off and check and look and tighten all hose clamps as they are not always tight then the drive line for leaks could be alignment if you don't find anything obvious.
 

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That's not right the spark is well sealed even after 3 hours in the surf wave jumping I only get a small amount of water out the bung hole.


Only way to tell is to take the top off and check and look and tighten all hose clamps as they are not always tight then the drive line for leaks could be alignment if you don't find anything obvious.
Do I have to dissconnect the steering? Not to sure how to go about that bit
It's a public holiday today so going to call the shop first thing tomorrow
It shouldn't cost me anything to get fixed anyways should it? it's basically a new ski
 

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yes you have to disconnect steering there is a video on it
Best to take back and stand over them when they work on it and see what they do then ask tighten all hose clamps check hoses of cracks if you are in salt water you should be a few stains around the leak.
 

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I have 13 hrs on my Spark.

I have never seen any water ever come out. Not even a drop.

I ran it for a hr today and checked as it was being flushed. Nada a drop..
 

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Do I have to dissconnect the steering? Not to sure how to go about that bit
It's a public holiday today so going to call the shop first thing tomorrow
It shouldn't cost me anything to get fixed anyways should it? it's basically a new ski
Put a few gallons in the hull after deck is off and look for the any leaks under/behind. As also stated earlier...good time to check all hose/oetiker clamps
 

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Hopefully the shop does cover it, sure seems like something to me that should be covered under warranty.
Keep us posted on how it goes with contacting them
 

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Checked the engine this morning and I'm not liking the look of what the salt water has done, has that salty white **** on it
Phoned the shop this morning and it's going in this arvo, I asked if this issue will be covered by warranty or will it come out of my pocket, was just told he'll check it out first and go from there. I asked what could have caused this and he said it may have something to do with the drive line
Hoping it's all covered by warranty, it's a new ski and problems like this shouldn't happen
 

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You should be covered as long as they don't think you sunk it. Love "dealing" with dealerships
 

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You should be covered as long as they don't think you sunk it. Love "dealing" with dealerships
Yeh haha well I hope so, it's not as if I was out in the surf with no acess cover on bucketing water inside the ski. It's also insured so if worse comes to worse I guess I'll be able to make a claim, it will just be a hassle
 

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No resolution yet! Sea doo mech has done a heap of test to check for leaks still couldn't find anything, he wants me to run it in the water for 10 then release the bung n find out if it's hot or cold water coming out
 

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OK that sucks. Please keep us posted. I'm interested to hear the outcome.

sent from my 1+1
 

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sometimes i feel like if they can't figure out the issue within a specific amount of time they should buy back the product and give you a new one.
 

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sometimes i feel like if they can't figure out the issue within a specific amount of time they should buy back the product and give you a new one.
Well I have to water test it and see if it still takes on water after 10min as the mechanic said he he did, it was going to cost me $$ in labour, I was told the day I had a lot of water in the hull because it got towed there could have been water going up through the jet but the mech also said they have a self drainage bildge so after continuously riding the water should empty but that deffinetly wasn't happening the last time I took it out

Fingers crossed I take it out this weekend and the issue is gone haha
 

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So after some water test, the hull will only fill up after a tail stand/wheelie, did one of those and it cause the engine to stall and have trouble starting and the hull was filled with quiet an amount of water, it's goin back to the dealers tomorrow!

Does anyone know the contact number for seadoo/brp im in Australia
I've sent them a email but not sure if it was the correct email as I still havnt had a reply
 

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So after some water test, the hull will only fill up after a tail stand/wheelie, did one of those and it cause the engine to stall and have trouble starting and the hull was filled with quiet an amount of water, it's goin back to the dealers tomorrow!

Does anyone know the contact number for seadoo/brp im in Australia
I've sent them a email but not sure if it was the correct email as I still havnt had a reply
water leaks should be covered by your regular warranty (not so sure about an extended warranty policy), but to look for a leak if our just filling the hull with water and looking on the outside to see it leak there may not be enough water pressure to force it through where it is leaking, try strapping the back end of the seadoo to the trailer and backing it in the water, if it is only taking on water after a tail stand then maybe the water leak is above the water line.
 

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Well I have to water test it and see if it still takes on water after 10min as the mechanic said he he did, it was going to cost me $$ in labour, I was told the day I had a lot of water in the hull because it got towed there could have been water going up through the jet but the mech also said they have a self drainage bildge so after continuously riding the water should empty but that deffinetly wasn't happening the last time I took it out

Fingers crossed I take it out this weekend and the issue is gone haha
the siphon bilge really doesn't work unless the engine is running and works better at a higher rpm than it does at an idle, towing it in the water will fill the engine with water if it is towed fast enough, but if you are towing slower than 13mph you should be fine. The siphon bilge works but it sounds like you are taking on water faster than the bilge can get rid of it.
 

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It's back at the shop now, I won't be paying a cent as it's still under warrenty, it was only getting towed at a slow speed as the police boat towing my ski was also getting towed haha
I just want an answer with what it could be or what will happen if the problem can't be found, everyone I speak to says seadoo should be replacing the ski or money back
It's a new ski and I just want to be on the water
 
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