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    Taking on water...

    I am taking on a lot of water to the point the PTO spins it all over the inside of the hull. I have a bolt that is spitting at the top. It is not leaking at the seam but at the top of the bolt. I even tried switching bolts and still same results. I think it maybe coming from another place but I know how to resolve that. What can I do to patch the other though so it is not spitting water?

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    You're going to have to give us a little more to go on. There are a number of bolts on these things.

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    Whoops sorry yea that would help, i'm a little tired. It is the top exhaust pipe that connects the to the exhaust manifold to the bottom muffler pipe.

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    you need to take it apart and seal the gasket. sounds like the inner gasket seal (before the bolts) is leaking, but the outer seal (outside the bolts) is intact. Separate the joint, copper spray it and put it back together

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaobin View Post
    copper spray it and put it back together
    This was done on already all the exhaust gaskets prior to installing the motor in it. Any other ideas?

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    Make sure the sealing surfaces are flat. Use a new gasket. Tighten the bolts in a criss-cross pattern so they are tightened evenly.

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    I had a bolt come lose or I forgot to tighten that holds the bottom pipe to the exhaust manifold. Anyways, that put stress on the top pipe and I am sure the gasket too. Fixed that, installed a better gasket I got from Dale Jets. The SBT gasket wasn't so good. tacky-ed it up with some Threebond 1211 and tightened it down. Major leak fixed. But I am still getting some water spitting from the top of one of the bolts on that same piece. I am thinking it is probably reamed maybe?

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