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Old 07-14-2014, 09:25 PM
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2013 Ilmor 5.7 Hydrolock

So I get the news late today that the initial diagnosis is hydrolock. It's a 2013 with 39 hours.

I was told this is very rare and I am not seeing any information on the web about this. That said, it has happened.

What's the fix for this? Is it going to take a new engine or can it be repaired?

I am really worried that this will now causes issues for this boat forever. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:27 PM
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water intrusion on a 1 year old motor? yikes - so sorry to read... what's the word on warranty coverage?
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It is less than a year old. We didn't get into warranty questions. If it isn't covered I would be surprised. I will stay optimistic here about that and I will assume it will be covered.
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Depends how much was damaged, rods, crankcase, block? How did this happen? Water through the exhaust?
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:35 PM
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Depends how much was damaged, rods, crankcase, block? How did this happen? Water through the exhaust?
I don't have any idea how it happened and dealer doesn't either. I was just driving down the lake and got a "beep" and a critical engine message on the LCD.

They haven't pulled anything apart to really get to the bottom of things yet. I assumed it was an overheating situation at first so I let things all cool down and tried starting it again and it wouldn't even turn over.

Thankfully the wind was working in my favor and I landed on shore about 250 yards away from my pier/lift.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:38 PM
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Again so sorry to read - are both your exhaust flappers in tact? It's very hard to guess what would have caused this.

Hope it get fixed quick and you get back on the water...

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Old 07-14-2014, 09:41 PM
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Again so sorry to read - are both your exhaust flappers in tact? It's very hard to guess what would have caused this.

Hope it get fixed quick and you get back on the water...

Mike
The exhaust flappers are the fancy metal MasterCraft ones. I don't know what they are called.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:43 PM
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The exhaust flappers are the fancy metal MasterCraft ones. I don't know what they are called.
are they both still there? That's the only thing I can think of that may have caused this that wasn't a catastrophic engine failure of some sort... There's only a few ways water can get into the cylinders - over the riser is the easiest..

did this happen right after a quick slow down from cruising? not sure from your original post.
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are they both still there? That's the only thing I can think of that may have caused this that wasn't a catastrophic engine failure of some sort... There's only a few ways water can get into the cylinders - over the riser is the easiest..

did this happen right after a stop from cruising or pulling a rider?
They are both there. After pulling the boat I inspected everything and all appears to be in order.

I had gone out earlier in the day where I took the kids out for two long wakeboard sets. After lunch I put the boat back in the water and it happened about two minutes after heading towards the end of the lake.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:54 PM
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They are both there. After pulling the boat I inspected everything and all appears to be in order.

I had gone out earlier in the day where I took the kids out for two long wakeboard sets. After lunch I put the boat back in the water and it happened about two minutes after heading towards the end of the lake.

weird - good news it happened under warranty - the cause will be very interesting - best wishes on a brand new 0 hour motor.
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