I just bought this ski about 6 weeks ago CHEAP, and now I know why. I freed up the turbo and checked the oil, oil looked good on the stick. I put in a new battery and fresh gas and it started up, I ran it about 30 seconds and shut it off. a few days later I hooked up a hose to it, started the ski and after about 30 seconds turned on the water and ran it for a minute or 2, turned off the water and let it run a minute then turned it off. Now, I wish I had checked the oil BUT being anxious to see what it would do I put it in the water and it had now power, I ran it maybe 10 to 15 minutes and pulled it out and flushed it and started looking for codes and why it has no power, took the water muffler, turbo and wastegate housing off. The wastegate is stuck, I can move the arm with plyers but it is stiff so I'm soaking it in penetrating oil, I might try some acetone mixed with ATF if I cant get it loosened up. Now, when I pulled the oil line off the turbo it is milky white oil so I pulled the dip stick and it is too so was it like that before going in the water, I don't know but need advice on what I should check and what order? I haven't seen any water anywhere so far with what I've removed and the turbo is clean, no rust inside so is it possible that water was in it before I ran it in water and it just sat for a year and all the water was at the bottom separated or not. The guy I got it from hadn't ran it in a year do to the turbo being stuck.
rhutson in NC