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    slow Leak

    I have a 04 GTX with about 88 hours on it. Put it in the water this weekend since rebuilding the SC. Along the way i had to replace the steering cable, and the OPAS came off too.

    When i put the opas block offs on, i used The Right Stuff to seal.

    I checked where the steering comes into the hull, replaced the rubber ring.

    Im thinking im having an issue with the Carbon seal, but if i the run the ski in the water i dont see any water comming in.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?


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    This isn't related to your mods, so it may just be coincidental, but have you checked the O rings on your plugs. If they're split, water will just trickle in.
    I now change my bilge drain plug O rings when I do my annual oil change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83Gator View Post
    This isn't related to your mods, so it may just be coincidental, but have you checked the O rings on your plugs. If they're split, water will just trickle in.
    I now change my bilge drain plug O rings when I do my annual oil change.
    I will try this. thanks

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    My ski was sinking cause of a bad carbon seal, with the ski off it has positive water pressure trying to get in the hull pass the carbon seal, with it running it has negative pressure also when you are running is the only time the bilge system works.

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    Put the plugs in and fill it up with water under the S/C inlet. If it doesn't leak, there is a good chance of a C/S leak.

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    so if it turns out to be the c/s. How labor intensive is changing it? I saw in the how to section, looks fun...

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    My guess would be bad carbon ring.

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    Check inside the hull on top of the pump tunnel
    where the OPAS "T" fitting is. That's where mine leaked
    last year. Replaced all sorts of shit before I found it. Even the
    carbon seal on a 25 hr machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy View Post
    Check inside the hull on top of the pump tunnel
    where the OPAS "T" fitting is. That's where mine leaked
    last year. Replaced all sorts of shit before I found it. Even the
    carbon seal on a 25 hr machine.
    Im 99.99% sure its not that. i filled that hole with "the Right stuff" and from the inside looped one of the hoses so any water that comes in stays in the hose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laxcrazy23 View Post
    so if it turns out to be the c/s. How labor intensive is changing it? I saw in the how to section, looks fun...
    It sux, I couldnt get that darn metal ring to slide back cause it was rusted so i had to pull the motor out, Oh and you have to pull the pump assembly out to.
    there is a tool made to pull back the metal ring to get the c-clip out, you might need that cause that ruber boot that the c/s is on is tough.

    Im sure this only made sence to ppl that have done this before lol.

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