dumb question here for you..because i don't know much about the newer models..but..by any chance is this atv water cooled ?..if it is..you may have a internal leak from the cooling system ?
even if it is wet..or damp..that wouldn't explain the water in the engine just from ridding through a couple inches of water..lol..then again..2 inches of water to one person....might be 4 feet to another !..lol^^^^^^^agreed and have you checked the air box to see if it is wet or damp?
ummm..yeah..that will do it !..lol..but..he stated it only ran through a couple inches..sooo..your guess is as good as mine..lol.If the owner has got it in some water over 2ft. it could get in around the snorkel at the air box if not sealed well.
i can tell you this..if the breather tube isn't on the lower part of the engine..water can get in it this way..butttttttt..in order for it to do this...the motor would have to go pretty deep ( more than a couple inches )..sooo..unless the owner sank this engine..and got water still traped inside the lower end..and it hasnt been drained out...there is no other way for water to get into the engine..unless there is a bad gasket on either side of the engine ?..or the rear drive shaft seal is leaking ?..or the shifting shaft seal is bad ?..other than these places..i see no other place for water to enter the motor.Thanks for the quick responses. The motor is air cooled and I have checked the air box. I will check air box again though, I believe there is a breather tube connected somewhere.^^^^^^^agreed and have you checked the air box to see if it is wet or damp?
Im not the owner of this machine, Im just doing the work on it. Last fall I had two problems to fix at the same time. One was the water in the oil and the other was the shift drum coming apart. Ive had the motor out and on my bench and replaced both left and right hand cover gaskets aswell as that seal on the shaft connecting the recoil.
When the owner drops it off this week, I think Im going to stand it up on end and look it over from the bottom. Im still open to suggestions