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    Sucking in water with 4" intake

    Hey guys, Had my 4 inch intake on for a while now, and have noticed a couple of times when ive been out on choppy days that it has ingested a little bit of water. Only just enough to have the ski bog down for like a second then back to normal, i know this isnt ideal, but how bad is this for my motor?? Mostly worried because im always in sea water..
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    Were did you mount the kanaflex?

    Best is under glovebox this way it will stay dry.

    But in big waves you always have some water inside your hull.

    Are you sure the problems you have are from the water intrusion,could be your TOPS ,shutting your engine down for a few seconds,due to the heavy movement of the ski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richrxp View Post
    Were did you mount the kanaflex?

    Best is under glovebox this way it will stay dry.

    But in big waves you always have some water inside your hull.

    Are you sure the problems you have are from the water intrusion,could be your TOPS ,shutting your engine down for a few seconds,due to the heavy movement of the ski.
    Yer Rich it is mounted up underneath the glovebox, sits just behind the front storage bucket. Also no i am not certain it is water getting into the intake, didnt really consider that it could be the TOPS, but on the occasions it has happened it seems there has been water running over the front end of the ski, so i just assumed it was water ingestion.. How would i tell the difference?

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    I really think it's your TOPS acting up.
    Looks like your engine will stop running,and picks up in a few seconds.
    Had this on my old rxp always when i was riding in heavy surf,i disabled the TOPS and the problem was gone.
    If you trip over the lanyard is pulled off anyway,so the engine won't run causing problems.
    I'm not sure how the TOPS works on the x-models,on the rxp it was on the fusebox in the front.
    There are some old threads about this issue.

    Is your airfilter very wet,did you check the inside of the kanaflex and hoses on the supercharger?

    I'm almost positive it's not the water giving the problems.

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    Hey Bro, the same happens to me from time to time. Some water gets in, it bogs for a few seconds maybe a minute then clears out and mine is mounted in the same spot.

    I have a friend who likes to do the trick where he pushes the nose under the water. When he did that it took about 2 minutes to clear up but I told him not to do that anymore!

    I cant see how it can hurt to bad (just a little water) since you just run it a bit and clear it out. I just try not to get to much on the nose.

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    Be careful if you suck in to much H2O it will bend a rod

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    You can destroy your Scer too.

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    i would just like to use this post to bring up a point.

    the point is i have seen many posts where people say you can not or should not use a rear air intake because you will ingest water into your engine. so now what is the difference between the 4'' kanaflex in the hull or a rear air if people are still getting water into there engine even with the 4'' kanaflex. i run a rear air and have had very little water ingestion from time to time but it sounds no different than what a 4'' kanaflex in the hull would have.

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    u sure your sucking in water from the intake? X intercoolers are pron to leaking so might want to check it out??

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    Positive Dockside, I watched my buddy dig the nose under on my ski for a second playing around and a bit got in. It bogged around 30 seconds to a minute then cleared up. My cooler was fine. Now at the time my filter was basically resting on top of my gas tank.

    I think Im going to try to get it a bit higher when I remount it soon.

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