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    2008 STX 15f - is it worthless? Oil coming out of Jet

    Hi All,

    Just looking for any insights. Bought the machine used 2 years ago. Barnacles on bottom so it was a salt water machine. I use in lake. First year on lake all good. Winterize with a local guy who is good and take out this year. Change oil before as part of spring get ready. First time on the water oil pressure starts beeping within say 5 minutes. I jump on it. Check oil, all good, let my daughter continue. Oil starts beeping again within 10 minutes. I check oil and it is gone. Take out of water, put more oil in and start it and see oil coming out of the jet. My guy is not a Kawasaki guys but says he would throw in the towel as it is likely a cracked block. Can you think of anything else it could be which would be less devastating?

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    Re: 2008 STX 15f - is it worthless? Oil coming out of Jet

    A collapsed/broken ring.....or a broken piston. Do a compression test.
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    Re: 2008 STX 15f - is it worthless? Oil coming out of Jet

    clean up the hull and look in there with a mirror.. i have slid my phone under in a baggie.. sometimes the oil filter can spring a hole if its old.. too soon to quit yet

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    Re: 2008 STX 15f - is it worthless? Oil coming out of Jet

    Good call Cletus. Saltwater=corrosion. Could have eaten through the oil cooler.
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    '89 Kawi 650SX 42.4 GPS
    +3" stock pipe, ported ex. manifold, drilled waterbox, blueprinted pump, Ocean Pro ride plate

    '99 Yama GP1200 65U 61.8 GPS
    ported cylinders, matched cases, milled head, blueprinted pump, long ride plate

    '96 Seadoo HX 717 53.13 GPS
    light porting, massaged cases, lightened flywheel, port matched manifolds, Rossier pipe, stubby pump cone

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    Re: 2008 STX 15f - is it worthless? Oil coming out of Jet

    i have a vx someone put the oil filter on with a wrench too tight and creased it... sure enough it rusted through right where the crease was..

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    Re: 2008 STX 15f - is it worthless? Oil coming out of Jet

    Thanks everyone I will check into these - it would be great if I can fix it.

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