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    Unhappy RXT Ride plate leaking coolant

    Has anyone had a problem with the ride plate fittings leaking coolant inside the hull ? I put a stainless hose clamp on and tried tightnlng the plastic fitting on the port side but it is still leaking engine coolant. I think I bumped it installing the riva waterbox and rear exhaust. I believe there's an o-ring from looking at the parts book. Ski is 07 RXT ,rebuilt super charger 08 spec,riva grate ,wedge,riva opas Bo,riva air,riva oil tank,riva waterbox, rear exhaust,bucket trimed, ride plate holes filled. I don't want to pull the plate. (wanting X-Charger, 42's, 13/19r solas, Thermostat kit.)
    Ran it for the first time today with the mods for a few passes ,saw 8060rpm with a full tank ,sounded and ran good.


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    fitting is likely cracked, get ready for pain..but beffore bleeding check the oother hose, the original spring clamps are known to fail, but the fittings are fragile..bumping it could cause the leak.

    another thread or two details the the removal and repalcement of the ride plate. You'll need a small bottle jack to accomplish the job.

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    I noticed the fitting was loose , I then unscrewed it and the threads were moving or loose , I couldn't see an o-ring but the fitting tightened up but still has a leak. Might be time for a riva open loop plate.
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    JB Plastic WELD!

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    You think it will work without pulling the plate?
    Thanks for the reply.

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    i would pull it anyway just to see how bad it is if its cracked or broken

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    Are there any better closed loop plates out there that give more topend?

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    jims plate, speedfreaks making one now too i think, Frank at Mach1 has one.

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    what's the best sealer to use when installing the ride plate?

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