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    Broken rocker shaft bolt

    Re: 2009 Seadoo 215 Wake

    Hi we have snapped a new rocker shaft bolt on re-esemble after doing the head gasket.
    It is the last bolt next to the timing cog? Snapped at the top of the thread.
    Is this something that can be re tapped in situ or will the head have to come out again?

    Thanks Warren
    Brisbane Australia

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    Remove the rocker shaft and see if there's enough bolt sticking out to get some vise grips on or worse case weld a nut on the end. That bolt would have to be stuck really good if the head needed to come off to repair.

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    Broken rocker shaft bolt

    That bolt should come out easily. It won’t be stuck in there was likely just over torqued. Get that torque wrench checked. If you can see the bolt drill and easy out it. Or if you have access to a left handed drill bit that would most likely get it as well.
    Mask around it to prevent shavings from getting in the motor.

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    The head will have to come off, those bolts are necked at the shaft to allow for oil circulation. If they snapped at the thread end then the tip of the bolt is now way down inside the head.

    Also, how were you installing them? Those are stretch bolts and only torqued to 15lb and then 90 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptscon View Post
    The head will have to come off, those bolts are necked at the shaft to allow for oil circulation. If they snapped at the thread end then the tip of the bolt is now way down inside the head.

    Also, how were you installing them? Those are stretch bolts and only torqued to 15lb and then 90 degrees.
    Thanks for the help.
    Thats is what we did, first 4 went in fine but hadn't got to the 90 part. The head bolts went in fine using the same torque wrench.
    I know we will need new bolts but will we need a new head gasket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Eagles View Post
    I know we will need new bolts but will we need a new head gasket?
    If it's YOUR ski and won't be running big boost I would use some copper spray and reuse it, keep an eye on coolant level. If it's someone elses ski I would use a new head gasket.

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