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    My 2018 has been running perfect. Oh wait that...

    My 2018 has been running perfect. Oh wait that was after the engine was rebuilt. #-o
    Kawi needs to get their shit together!!!

    Chris288 do you have any water in your hull when you ride? I have...
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    Sorry for your troubles, went through the same...

    Sorry for your troubles, went through the same shit with both my 310's. :(
    Did they use 300 pistons on your wife's first rebuild?
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    You would think right!!! They know there is a...

    You would think right!!! They know there is a problem with the 310 pistons that's why the rebuilds get 300 pistons.
    Just imagine how many customer's they are losing because of this issue. None of...
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    Yea I've been back on the water for a while,...

    Yea I've been back on the water for a while, actually going out today. :)
    The dealer had the ski for 3 months!!! The good news is I have 300 pistons now!!! I've put over 30 hours on the ski since...
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    Sounds too familiar to me!!!! :( I'm on my...

    Sounds too familiar to me!!!! :(
    I'm on my second 310 with the piston issue.
    Always ran premium fuel and skis were bone stock.
    2015 needed just pistons at 40 hours
    2018 needed Block and...
  6. Synthetic is a waste of money if you are changing...

    Synthetic is a waste of money if you are changing the oil as per Kawasaki's Service interval.
    I run conventional 10w-40 and change the oil every 25 hours in my SC Kawi's. My last 310 went 350 hours...
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    You two blokes need to open your eyes and read...

    You two blokes need to open your eyes and read the post on this forum!!
    Part of me thinks you are sponsored by Kawasaki!!! :facepalm:
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    Well that has not been my experience with the...

    Well that has not been my experience with the Five I have owned!!! If the OP would like to call a Kawasaki dealer and ask them the difference in maintenance cost over 3 years/300hours between a...
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    I would strongly disagree with that comment....

    I would strongly disagree with that comment. Owning both SC/NA Kawi's the NA skis have a lot less issues and are way cheaper to run and maintain.The NA you can run 87 octane and you don't have to...
  10. Thread: Intercooler

    by DoubleTap
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    Crack in intercooler. My 2018 310x failed within...

    Crack in intercooler. My 2018 310x failed within 15hours and my 2011 300x failed around 175hrs.
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    It's too bad kawasaki can't get there shit...

    It's too bad kawasaki can't get there shit together!!! It's such a great ski minus the reliability.
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    Nope!!!:( Ski has been at the dealer over 2...

    Nope!!!:(
    Ski has been at the dealer over 2 months and they haven't even started to rebuild it. I'm at my wits end!!!!
    It's excuse after excuse.
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    Here is a pic of the failed piston on my 2018...

    Here is a pic of the failed piston on my 2018 310x. It has 30 hours and has been using oil and smoking since the 10 hour service. Dealer says ringland failed and cause the ring to wobble and erode...
  14. Thread: 310 Pistons

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    I agree It wasnít was a octane issue but a piston design issue. Why would kawi still choose to use 300 pistons in the rebuild if it was a octane issue. Technically 300 pistons are higher compression...
  15. Thread: 310 Pistons

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    Dealer thinks the ring land failed and the ring...

    Dealer thinks the ring land failed and the ring end wobbled the piston away. Cylinder wall was also damaged bad.
    It's been to the dealer since 10 hours with oil consumption/smoking, This is the 4th...
  16. Thread: 310 Pistons

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    The 300 pistons seem to solve the problem. They...

    The 300 pistons seem to solve the problem. They did that on my last 310 and I ran it trouble free to 350 hours same premium fuel.
  17. Thread: 310 Pistons

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    I didn’t see the piston they just sent me the...

    I didn’t see the piston they just sent me the pic. It Looks like a failed ring or ring land.
    like I said the ski has always run premium fuel. Kawi told the dealer they are sending a new short...
  18. Thread: 310 Pistons

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    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachm...

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=443188&stc=1
  19. Thread: 310 Pistons

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    I'll ask the dealer to take pics. They are a hour...

    I'll ask the dealer to take pics. They are a hour drive from me.
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    Kawi doesnt have a Detonation issue if...

    [/QUOTE]Kawi doesnt have a Detonation issue if the owners use the correct fuel !!!!!!!!!
    as per the label on the ski lol[/QUOTE]

    Both my 310's ran nothing but 90 rec or 93pump.
    Maybe the...
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    I personally think it's a piston issue. That's...

    I personally think it's a piston issue.
    That's why Kawi was putting 300 pistons in 310 skis with piston issues. Tecnically with the higher compression of that piston it would require a higher octane...
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    Pro1200: I drop in at Punta Rassa and run mostly...

    Pro1200: I drop in at Punta Rassa and run mostly in the Gulf. I'm at Fort Myers Beach all the time. I have a 2015 Ultra LX as a back up. It has 260 hours runs like a top!!!!
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    The ski has been having issues with oil...

    The ski has been having issues with oil consumption since around 10-15 hours. I had my shoulder replaced in December of last year so I really haven't been riding it hard. Few open burst runs here and...
  24. Thread: 310 Pistons

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    My 2018 Pistons just failed at 30 hours. Problem...

    My 2018 Pistons just failed at 30 hours.
    Problem is not fixed!!!
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    2018 310 bad pistons!! Not this again!!!!!

    Well my 2018 310 with 30hours has been sitting at the dealer for over a month now. It was pushing oil into the intake and losing huge amounts of oil. They found the #3 piston failed.
    This is my...
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