Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: leak????

  1. #1
    my ski has thrust vectoring......does yours??? killcraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    chesapeake Va.
    Posts
    270

    leak????

    hey guys any idea on how to fix a leak coming from the #2 headpipe where it mounts to the engine? i tried tightening the bolts and that didn't help could it be a cut gasket, can i try a gasket sealing compound of some sort? any ideas i don't really want to but a new gasket with the season just starting!!!! plus the gasket is brand new. or could the leak be coming from somewhere under the pipe and is rolling down the pipe and dripping where it mounts?


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Homer Glen Il.
    Posts
    8,702
    +1
    109
    Quote Originally Posted by killcraft View Post
    hey guys any idea on how to fix a leak coming from the #2 headpipe where it mounts to the engine? i tried tightening the bolts and that didn't help could it be a cut gasket, can i try a gasket sealing compound of some sort? any ideas i don't really want to but a new gasket with the season just starting!!!! plus the gasket is brand new. or could the leak be coming from somewhere under the pipe and is rolling down the pipe and dripping where it mounts?

    Leave the boat straped to the trailer and put it in the water and see if you can tell where the leak is
    Is it a big leak or a drip ???

    could it be the cooling hose for the head pipe

  3. #3
    my ski has thrust vectoring......does yours??? killcraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    chesapeake Va.
    Posts
    270
    Quote Originally Posted by 785 lugs View Post
    Leave the boat straped to the trailer and put it in the water and see if you can tell where the leak is
    Is it a big leak or a drip ???

    could it be the cooling hose for the head pipe
    its a steady stream of water

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Homer Glen Il.
    Posts
    8,702
    +1
    109
    check it in the water on the trailer ,get a mirror to look in there or just pull the head pipe and look for a sign of where the leakage is

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Homer Glen Il.
    Posts
    8,702
    +1
    109
    Any luck ???

  6. #6
    my ski has thrust vectoring......does yours??? killcraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    chesapeake Va.
    Posts
    270
    ok so i changed the gaskets and sprayed them with high temp gasket sealer and now it leaks more than it did before instant steady stream of water this is very fustrating

  7. #7
    thester71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    central ma.
    Posts
    1,698
    I would take the head pipe back out, clean it really good, check the mating surface for warpage, or hairline cracks. It could be a crack that only spreads when torqued tight, also I would take a close look at the cylinder mating area for cracks or chunks missing. Or you could just borrow a pipe to see if it fixes the problem

  8. #8
    thester71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    central ma.
    Posts
    1,698
    Also.. Wasn't this a salt water ski? You could have corrosion issues, check out the hose barb threads on the head pipe

  9. #9
    my ski has thrust vectoring......does yours??? killcraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    chesapeake Va.
    Posts
    270
    it was a salt ski but the pipes are lugs old pipes and they don't have corrosion. *sigh* well i guess ill get real good at putting these head pipes on....... time to tear it apart again.

  10. #10
    thester71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    central ma.
    Posts
    1,698
    Can you tell exactly where it is leaking from?

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Leak?
    By sprchrgd89gt in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-12-2005, 07:17 PM
  2. 04 RXP - Leak into Hull thru VTS
    By joeg in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-01-2005, 02:21 AM
  3. Rotax Racing IC - How to find leaks?
    By Jarrett in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-05-2005, 12:16 AM
  4. Does your RXP leak?
    By MikeTrin in forum Sea Doo How To & FAQs
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-31-2005, 11:31 AM
  5. I might have a oil leak in the RXP
    By Jrsrxp in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-02-2005, 12:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •