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Hey guys, Jason here, first time poster here but frequent tons of other forums, mostly car forums.
Anyways, I don't know what to search for on here or I would have so I will just ask.
My Dad has a 2003 4 person Bombardier that he just got. It was running perfectly last weekend and then went into limp mode. He thought it was the plugs and replaced them and still ran like crap.
After he looked for everything he could to figure out what was wrong he took it to our local boat and PWC mechanic. The mechanic said it needs a new top end to the tune of $3500. We both do not believe that, so we are here to see if anyone knows what it could be.

Basically, my sister was riding it along with a half dozen other people all day. She was cruzing across the big water and it went into limp mode and started smoking a little more than usual, almost like the gas had been mixed to rich.
Anyways, Dad changed the plugs out and it will run but barely and it will go but only very slowly.
Anyone got any iddeas? You help is very much appreciated.
Thanks
Jason

Edit: just found out that he was running Regular fuel and it is in Limp mode...
 

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jason...go to the auto parts store and buy a compression gauge. The guy will tell you how to use it. test the compression on the motor. If the cylinders read different pressures in variance of more than 15 pounds you have a problem.

If one the cylinders reads 30 and the other reads 120 you have a blown engine. and it doesn't cost that much to fix that ski. I know I do it for a living. Quick to the auto parts store.... then get back to me on it:appl:
 

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jason...go to the auto parts store and buy a compression gauge. The guy will tell you how to use it. test the compression on the motor. If the cylinders read different pressures in variance of more than 15 pounds you have a problem.

If one the cylinders reads 30 and the other reads 120 you have a blown engine. and it doesn't cost that much to fix that ski. I know I do it for a living. Quick to the auto parts store.... then get back to me on it:appl:
Compression test was done. The front cylinder has 60 and the rear is at 120.
How much should it cost to fix it? The mechanic quotes about $3200. He's talkin' a new motor.
 
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