review by Tim Peet
Last year I bought a brand new 2005 Seadoo Wake Edition and
loved it - had an absolute blast.
Everything seemed to be running great - the machine would do
60 mph @7900 rpm. At the end of the season I took it to the
dealer whom I bought it from for the recommended 25 hr. check
and oil change prior to winter storage. I had not ridden it
again since this scheduled maintenance.
Fast forward to early summer 2006.
I took the boat to the lake and fired it up for the first time
since I had the maintenance done.
I immediately notice an irregular rpm, almost as though one
of the plugs were misfiring. I chose to allow the engine to
warm up for about 2 minutes as I have always done.
Then I gradually gave the engine full throttle, expecting the
full 60 mph @7900 rpm. The highest it would go however was 5000
rpm, but then suddenly without warning, would suddenly spike
up to 7000 rpm for about 2 seconds, then drop back down to 5000
I allowed this to occur about 4 or 5 times then I shut the engine
down completely. Having "some" electronics knowledge, I thought
that perhaps for whatever reason, the throttle had forgotten
it's reference points, so I decided to try something. After
having removed the key, I applied full throttle with one hand,
then reinserted the key with the other while still holding the
throttle at full.
The engine still ran about as rough (idling between 1500 - 2050
rpm) however this time the rpm spikes had ceased, but now, max.
rpm is only 7000 and won't go any higher. A trip back to the
dealer produced no results.
They claim that no error codes were found and that the engine
is running within all parameters set at the factory and controlled
by the onboard computer. They claim that the drop in speed (from
60 to 45 mph) is do to a worn wear ring. I have a problem with
their logic for the following reasons:
1) My Seadoo Wake only has 30 hrs on it since new.
2) Nothing had changed from the time I put it in storage to
the time I put it on the water for the first time in 2006.
3) Obviously this is a computer or wiring glitch that the built-in
diagnostics were not designed to pickup on.
IS ANYONE ELSE HAVING THIS PROBLEM OR ONE SIMILAR TO IT???
At this point I am wishing I had bought a Waverunner instead
review by David Elliott
Responding to your bogged down problem with your Sea Doo Wakeboard
special I have had several Sea-Doo Jetskis and it sounds like
a fuel issue.
Either add octane boost or use premium 92 octane and it should
prevent your problem. It will take an hour or so to blow out
the old fuel, run it as hard as you would normally.