Thread: slow Leak
07-20-2009, 07:27 AM #1
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?
07-20-2009, 11:08 AM #2
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.
07-20-2009, 12:03 PM #3
07-20-2009, 06:56 PM #4
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.
07-20-2009, 07:07 PM #5
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.
07-20-2009, 08:30 PM #6
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...
07-21-2009, 10:14 AM #7
07-21-2009, 11:40 AM #8
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.
07-21-2009, 01:24 PM #9
07-22-2009, 05:48 PM #10
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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