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    Need Advice - Rain water in engine compartment

    So i was out of the country for a week and during that period we experienced some heavy thunderstorms. I did not think to put the ski in the garage as I live in relatively warm climate without much rain. But when it rains it pours.

    Came back and found there was 10-12 Inches of water in the engine compartment (the bungholes were closed).

    I drained it out immediately and let the engine run for while, everything seemed ok - problem is I cannot really get it in water to test it.

    My questions is there anything I can do to make sure no damage was done without getting it in water, and anything I must do to prevent any damage?

    Thanks.


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    If its running on the hose, there probably isnt any damage.

    To give you a comparison, i fully wash down my entire engine compartment after every ride so these things are meant to get wet.

    I would recomend you vacuume all the water out and then take off the seat and any other covers and let the ski air out for as long as possible. If you have any sort of fan you can set up to blow air into the engine compartment that wouldnt hurt either.

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    Thanks for your comments.

    I actually do the same thing after every ride and the seat was off hence why all the water got in the hull.

    However I was worried because the water was actually sitting there for at least 1 week maybe more.

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    Don't think you'd hurt the engine, but water may get into the starter and other electrical components. They're sealed, but they're not designed for long-term submersion.

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    What they said , all jokes aside just make sure depending on the ski you have the fuse box is not wet inside to prevent corrosion and electrical problems down the road .

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    Many skis will fill with heavy rains, that's one reason to always remove drain plugs.

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    I know, i usually have the drain plugs removed and the jet ski indoors. It was just my neglect this time and I didnt expect this weather - just my luck.. Will check the fuse box, thanks guys

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    Did you have the seat off? I can't imagine how that much water would get in there otherwise.

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    Sounds like you dodged a bullet - hope everything turns out great when you do get her back on the water!

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    Yep I had the seat off to avoid condensation build up in the hull.

    Is there anything I can check for water damage apart from fuse box, should I assume that if it starts and runs ok then all is good?

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