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10-25-2010, 04:24 AM #21
I guess you could call it improper winterizing. Last run of that year the water at the reservoir was extremely low - to the point I backed past the end of the dock at the launch and 20ft into the mud before I even hit the water. Coming back out of the water was a murky mess. Then the boat sat for a few weeks before winterizing. Should have known better...
That next Spring after getting everything back together and warmed it up to do an oil change I had the dreaded milkshake.
AWS was swamped and referred me to their engine shop to get in sooner. Got in there and a tech pulled one drain plug from the block. Little rusty water comes out. He grabs a little piece of wire like a coat hanger and sticks it up into the block and works it around some. Some really mucky slime like mud and silt comes out and then some blackish water.
I guess there was a bunch of sediment crap trapped in the block that hardened and trapped some water in one of the jackets. Cracked block...
Bummer of a way to start the summer but they got a new engine in it within just a week or two and we did an upgrade option with a little hotter cam too.
I haven't investigated the winterizing work that AWS did this year yet but plan to in considering my DIY for next year.The years have been kind, it's the weekends that have done the damage.
2001 MobiusV - Slightly Modified...