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    Oil tank repair failure

    Yesterday I tested my Weber just rebuilt but after only a minute I had the blinking led and engine that run at 1800 rpm. I ridden in these conditions about 4-5 minute to the trailer.

    I found the tank cover open and the hull full of water and oil, three hour after I sucked from the crank water and a few oil. I'm flushing the engine with new oil and emulsion is going away but I don't know if bearings and crank are still ok...


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    Dang... sorry Tony.
    I can't quite figure out what your describing as the "tank cover" (dipstick?)... but it doesn't sound good. Do you have any pictures?

    If you worked quickly to get rid of the water... and get everything lubed back up... you should be okay. The Weber uses automotive style plain bearings on the crank and rods. If you get the engine running and the oil system pumping oil again... they should be fine.

    Like when you submerge an engine... the #1 goal is to get it running again ASAP.

    Cheers!

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    I meant the upper part of the tank, this:





    I'm empting the first load of new oil, next I'll filling other three liters of oil and I'll start the engine.

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    Lucky you didn't ingest water into the intake - the location of the intake on these Weber machines is eyebrow raising to say the least

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    Wow! Your oil tank separated? Had you ever previously taken the tank apart?

    So do you have a new tank... or did you try to put your tank back together?

    You could bypass the water around the tank... not through it... for short-term... especially if you are just trying to get the ski running and flushing the oil. This could help ensure you don't leak more water into the oil.

    But I wouldn't keep it that way. Now might be a good time for an upgraded plastic tank.

    Good luck!

    Cheers!

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    I changed the orings after reading some thread here in the forum but I closed bad the clamp and that was the result. I hope I did not damaged the engine riding with water in the oil!

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    Ah... that makes sense. Sorry to hear about that. I too hope you got your engine flushed quickly and have no lasting issues with water in your oil. Good luck! Tell us how it goes.

    Cheers!

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    I made the first flush 5 hours later and other two 24 hours later. Today I'll make other two or three flush.


    In your opinion engine could turned without oil?


    PS: I ridden in freshwater.

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    Hard to say. Depends on how little oil there was and how much water got into the oil... and how long it ran like this... and how hard it ran like this.

    If it still starts and idles normally and sounds okay... perhaps you dodged the bullet.

    Good luck! Cheers!

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    I turned on it yesterday and it ran immediately, the sound is like before.

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