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    Air Intake Cover

    I got home from my ride yesterday and went to flush the engine with fresh water. Took the seat off, and saw the carb cover was off. I searched everywhere in the hull for the acorn nuts, but couldn't find them.

    I plan on replacing the nuts before I go out again, but I can't find the size. I've searched everywhere.

    It is number 10 on the "Engine Air Intake" microfiche.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goliath View Post
    ...I searched everywhere in the hull for the acorn nuts, but couldn't find them...
    Try tilting the nose of the trailer up as high as possible. Shifting the hull back on the bunks makes this easier - just make sure the winch strap is holding it in place.

    Then shove an old T-shirt under the engine, and use a stick to push it from front to back under the engine.

    If that doesn't work, try some compressed air under the engine.

    Next up would be flushing some water under then engine.

    Also look in the rear areas of the hull. Stuff tends to bump its way to the back if you are riding on rough water, or it hides under the engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Try tilting the nose of the trailer up as high as possible. Shifting the hull back on the bunks makes this easier - just make sure the winch strap is holding it in place.

    Then shove an old T-shirt under the engine, and use a stick to push it from front to back under the engine.

    If that doesn't work, try some compressed air under the engine.

    Next up would be flushing some water under then engine.

    Also look in the rear areas of the hull. Stuff tends to bump its way to the back if you are riding on rough water, or it hides under the engine
    I've actually tried all of that.... lol. The way the hull is shaped makes it very hard to retrieve lost parts.

    Do you know where I can find the size of the nut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goliath View Post
    ...The way the hull is shaped makes it very hard to retrieve lost parts.

    Do you know where I can find the size of the nut?
    I have a 2002 Virage TXi - same hull, but with the three cylinder engine.

    I can see or reach/feel under the engine in most places, except around/under the actual engine mounts.

    For some spots, I ask a thin armed female to reach around under there. Several parts have been rescued that way from under my engine

    Have you lifted the battery and looked under there?
    Under the bilge pump or waterbox?

    Part number 7546708 was used on various 1995 to 2004 models. See if you can find another nut on the machine that will fit the threads, then take that to the hardware store. Or measure the threads with a pitch gauge.

    Do you have a tap and die threading set? Try different dies until you find the one that fits. Stuff a cloth down the carb first, so you don't drop any metal bits into the carb

    You can call John Zigler - I am sure he would have some of the nut you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goliath View Post
    I got home from my ride yesterday and went to flush the engine with fresh water. Took the seat off, and saw the carb cover was off. I searched everywhere in the hull for the acorn nuts, but couldn't find them.

    I plan on replacing the nuts before I go out again, but I can't find the size. I've searched everywhere.

    It is number 10 on the "Engine Air Intake" microfiche.
    The cover is already off. Find the right size deep socket (or a wrench) for one of the studs that the missing acorn nuts goes on. Pull one of those studs out and bring it with you to the hardware store.

    I'm guessing the socket you need will be 8mm, and I'm guessing that the acorn nut will be 6mm X 1.00 pitch.... but I'm only guessing!!!

    You'll get it. The hardware store should have what you need.

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