View Poll Results: What to do w frozen engine gp1800.

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    Gp1800 2yrs old - cracked head

    I have a lovely Blue gp1800 svho..
    At the start of April this season the ski wouldn't start, turned over but wouldn't light up. I changed oil and sparks. Then it came up with Ride Code. New battery same problem. Took it off to the Dealer, now 2 months later (fu*k covid) the dealer says its seized and the head is cracked (must be from 2 season ago because of the rust). wants me to put in a new upper and lower. Cost $8400 in parts without labor ( 6cs-w009b-12-94 $5025 msrp head 6eg-w009a-01-94 $4174.)

    This ski was $12500 3 years ago
    Yamaha Customer Relations says go to Dealer, Dealer says Sorry...
    Insurance doesn't cover 'winterization' issues.
    SBT dosn't seem to have a gp1800 engine.
    Machine shop won't touch it.
    No Wrecks here in NY/CT area on ebay.

    I don't want to take it apart and take the time to sell it as parts...

    Anyone else suggest anything else to do?
    Anyone know what this would fetch as is?
    Send me some positive vibes...
    I know I must have messed up winterization, 14y/o daughter was in hospital for that month, I'm sure I got distracted. My 2004 r800 never had issue, and they were in the same garage.
    Thanks for listening.

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    You could trade it in and get Yamaha involved on the trade to maybe get some money for it

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    I would trade it in for whatever they give you and move on. Be more timely/careful winterizing next time.

    Robert

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    Yamaha Customer Relations says go to Dealer, Dealer says Sorry...
    Insurance doesn't cover 'winterization' issues.

    How can a engine`s head crack from not winterizing it? I thought these cooling systems self drained after you got them out of the water?

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    Something smells real fishy here! Never seen a motor seize up from not winterizing when parked in a garage. I’d definitely get a second opinion
    Of course if it was run with no water for a substantial amount of time it would seize up
    IDK, second opinion is what I would do

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiwith View Post
    Anyone else suggest anything else to do?
    Get second opinion!!!

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    Ok, I just reread your post and the dealer is saying that you have a cracked head which let water in your engine and now it’s all rusted up. Is that correct? If so is your oil all milky. And how do they know it’s a cracked head? Could be a head gasket or oil cooler


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    What would one of you offer for this ski as is? Or even the dealer offer him for trade in? Ballpark numbers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rook87 View Post
    What would one of you offer for this ski as is? Or even the dealer offer him for trade in? Ballpark numbers..
    Lots to consider..... did it sit with water in it for a long time? Cams rust quick (I know personally) head is expensive, can you do it yourself? Etc etc. Its probably a minimum of 5hrs to pull the old off, install the new and you still need to lap the valves in and shim the head. It's not "hard" work but definitely time consuming

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    What???? Used GP with a blown motor we're assuming. I want it if he's just going to trade it in.

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