Blown raptor motor
Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:09 AM
They also told us they want to replace the vdrive as well. Weve never had any excessive water in the bilge and also find it strange that they switched their claims on the cause. It's gunna cost about $30k for the replacement. I'm looking for any advice, thoughts, connections, anything that may help this situation out. Let me know what you guys think
Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:13 PM
If they say it was from water ingestion, and they can prove it, why not claim it under insurance? 30k, hell no, no way would I be paying that. I would be sinking it to the bottom of the lake before I paid that.
Seems weird that you would be able to run it for 45 min with no oil pressure. I would think it would go into limp mode and not even come off of idle. You may want to PM EngineNut, but I know he doesn't like dabbling in warranty claims, which is understandable. Hell, he might already know of your engine and the story as well.
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Posted 23 September 2017 - 03:56 PM
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Posted 23 September 2017 - 05:03 PM
Posted 23 September 2017 - 09:00 PM
Man I am so sorry to hear that, hang in there. I too am on the Kaweah with a 2014 f22 from hbw, and just the other day he told me that he has recently seen a couple boats with milky vdrive/trans fluid. (maybe one was yours) In fact it made me think to check mine today, all seemed ok. Did hans send you up to the mb dealer in Stockton? I don't understand how this is not totally and completely under warranty...that is absurd. It would seem to put mb sideways with indmar if nothing else. mb needs to go to bat.
pm me if you want to chat further.
hope things get resolved for you man,
Posted 24 September 2017 - 05:45 AM
Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:08 PM
So they're saying hydrolock from ingestion through the air intake from being submerged? Is that what they're claiming?
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:31 AM
I agree 45 min with no oil pressure is just highly unlikely, especially with no signs(noises, vibrations etc. )
I just bought an MB and the rep told me the bilge pump turns on automatically any way? so if that failed wouldn't that be cause for warranty due to other components failing? I mean you can't really say negligence because you can't be expected to look down there every 5 min to check if its working right?
Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:53 AM
That's what I was thinking as far as the automatic bilge kicking on. Mine has ben kicking on from time to time due to a possible minor shaft seal leak, and it only allows the water to get to about an inch or so at most before it pumps it out.
Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:42 AM
The water did not come into the intake it would have came in through the exhaust I've seen it happen on several boats even though there are flappers in there usually water comes up through the exhaust boom hydro lock
I will have to look again at mine when I get home, but isn't there a pretty aggressive gooseneck on the exhaust? And I thought it was pretty high, surprised it would make it in there.
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