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    Sue repair shop, what do I need?

    I had a local yamaha dealer replace the throttle cable on my 2006 GP1300r, clean intake system, new exhaust gaskets, clean injectors, etc. I told them I don't want the ski back unless it's perfect. Compression was 130psi with 110hrs. Always ran Klotz skicraft. No mods except d-plate. 15 minutes after I got the ski home and took it for a test run the motor blew up. The dealer pulled the head, and the motor is trashed. Broken crank, etc. All they had to offer was "It's 9 years old they blow up, Sorry about your luck".

    I guess I'm going to have to have a 2nd shop actually diagnose why it broke to prove my case, and if has anything to do with anything they worked on then take them to small claims court?

    Is it even worth it? Do I just say fuck it sell the hull for 2k and buy another ski? Or lurk the classifieds for a 4tec donor?


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    Wonder if they hydro locked the motor when they were cleaning the intake system? Did they clean the intake system by putting a spray through the throttle body systems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 800AMSOIL4U View Post
    Wonder if they hydro locked the motor when they were cleaning the intake system? Did they clean the intake system by putting a spray through the throttle body systems?
    No idea, they had it for 3 weeks while I was out of state for work the bill was over $500. All the bill states is "replaced throttle cable" and charged me for the exhaust gaskets. I got back (it had a few extra scratches they deny even though I took pics right when I dropped it off). Drove it home to my lake, dropped it in, and made it halfway across and it detonated at 7150 rpms according to my tach. Yamaha dealer pulled head and it has broken piston, crankshaft, all sorts of intense damage. The motor is scrap not rebuildable. Dealer said not their fault old skis blow up.

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    Ask them how they clean the intake system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 800AMSOIL4U View Post
    Ask them how they clean the intake system.
    It's pointless to ask the service manager made his stand: They are not claiming responsibility. My personal conversations with them are over they will not budge.

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    This is why a dealer would never touch anything of mine.


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    Got it back. Rod bearings went, but they claim it wasn't their fault and they set the oil pump right.

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    I think thats going to be hard to prove it was their fault.

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    most dealerships decline working on skis more than ten years old as a matter of policy these days.

    Your ski was 9 years old.

    maybe they screwed something up
    maybe they didn't

    pretty hard to tell in a way that can sway the opinion of the court from siding with the professional mechanics who are in the business of repairing marine engines.

    At the least they should offer a couple of bucks back for the recent work.

    Perhaps the small claim court filing will convince them to refund the full amount to you.

    Only approach this if you need a hobby that might cost you some more money.

    The first thing you need to do in a lawsuit regarding a boat or car repair is dig two graves.

    Ok, so I took some artistic license there.

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    Don't the oil pumps auto go to wide open upon any failure.?

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