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Unread 12-08-2008, 03:41 PM   #11
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Default Re: 2004 DS Was submerged in saltwater

From what I have seen approx 75% of completely submerged carts are being repaired for$200-$900.
I know most on this forum are very concearned with saltwater and corrosion(as they should be) but to us it is an everyday thing.
No one on the coast hesitates to purchase anything with a small amount of corrosion for a premium price whether it be a boat, cart, car etc. But try to sell a guy up in Dallas a cart that has lived at the beach...not going to happen.
With the help of everyone on this forum they explained to me how to diagose the motor,controller etc. and after that I have worked out most of the bugs with only a battery on order away from cruising up and down the street.
Will it run forever without any issues? Probably not.....but there are a lot of "land carts" that do not either.
Good luck on your endeavour and I look forward to hearing how it turns out.

Just my input from 1 month of working on my "Ike" cart but having never been in the "golf cart business".



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Another "Ike" casuality question ???

Cart under water (IKE)

Brought home an Ike casualty today
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Unread 12-08-2008, 05:10 PM   #12
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Pard , It sounds like we are paddling the same boat . I spent 20 years in th USAF, Got out spent another 20 as a heavy equipt field mechanic. I hold a A&P license. I just ain't never fooled around with no electric cars before. The corrosion I know about. But was really supprised at how fast it had ate the wireing up.It got two maybe three battery studs ate up bad, but the batteries all show that they are still carring a charge. I know it's foolish thinking but I do not belive the salt water got in the battery's. It seems to me like it would have filled the cells to the top or been overflowing. They have a normal amt of water in all the cells. I have pulled the battery's and set them aside . I have a variable voltage charger I rigged .I have it set to 9 volts and will put it on the worse looking on. I'll let you how that comes out. If the smoke check is good, I'll do the rest hoping to get a full charge on all the battery's. I'll drill and stud the battery's so that will take care of them. AL
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Unread 12-08-2008, 06:42 PM   #13
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Default Re: 2004 DS Was submerged in saltwater

Read Another "Ike" casuality question ??? last entry today. And then go back to front and read(battery assumed good).
This has been an ongoing discussion for several weeks. So what I'm saying is don't get your hopes on thos Batteries. A lot of stuff will fail right away others may take months.

Determination is what IKE victems require, Good Luck !
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Unread 12-08-2008, 07:57 PM   #14
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Guy's I gotta agree with every thing that each one has said, I would add that the top side ain't all that a guy needs to look at. After pulling the rear cover and getting to a place that I can really look at what all I got to do,Common sense Says, Ditch it! Now the other side of the way my rabbit mind works. Can I do This??Do I have the capabilities/Will you guy's put up with my Questions? I'm retired, A heck of alto more time than money(or brains)! The Way I see it Strip It down And clean what I can. Throw the Junk Away, And start looking on the parts specials. First Question - I saw A package deal no#4 wires solenoid ,Speed control & a motor for around $1100-$1200 . besides the battery's is this the BASICs? Thanks Al
Hold on old man! We will help if you are willing to do the dirty work... it's just That we have seen a few of these cart come thru here newly owned by people who haven't got a clue what they are getting into or what kinda work was involved in the 'reclamation'......problem is the water that got into your cart is corrosive salt.......I think the first thing to do is to pull the differential cover and start flushing the salt with fresh water brake drum to drum......
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Unread 12-08-2008, 08:03 PM   #15
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Hey scotty, wasn't saying dont help the guy, just warning him that what Test good today may blow up tomorrow as in the thread :) But that could
happen anyway , it's the way life works
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Unread 12-09-2008, 05:27 PM   #16
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Read Another "Ike" casuality question ??? last entry today. And then go back to front and read(battery assumed good).
This has been an ongoing discussion for several weeks. So what I'm saying is don't get your hopes on thos Batteries. A lot of stuff will fail right away others may take months.

Determination is what IKE victems require, Good Luck !
I think my biggest issue was the fact I did not have an 8v load tester.
When I put meter on it was OK at best. I then jacked cart up and cart ran but was not under true load.
I will agree that determination nad these guys help is what it takes to get one running.

Even if it breaks down a few miles down the street;)


It will be very interesting to see how all of the "Ike" carts end up. I think it will be a test of Club Car strength and capibilties?
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Unread 12-09-2008, 06:16 PM   #17
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Default Re: 2004 DS Was submerged in saltwater

I agree with most of what has been posted so far... Tackling one of these "IKE" cars is not for the first timer or the faint of heart.. However, the one I have was perfect for what I was looking for.. I wanted to soup up a sparky, but I just couldn't bring myself to buy a $1000-$1500 cart, only to bring it home to rip out nearly all of the electrical and replace it with upgraded components..

These carts can be a bargain for someone that has an electrical & mechanical background, and is looking for a "clean slate" for a custom/performance build...

My 2 cents worth...
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