05-07-2010, 01:30 AM #1
Taking water in the hull ! where from ?
2003 GTX sc with water problem as well
after putting the ski in the water i tested if any water came in an if everything was ok... i turned the engine and went for a 5 minute stable ride at 30mph. then went out to check the engine compartment again... i saw some water inside though. i stopped the engine but couldn't see much. i removed the air hose below the rear seat and took a friend of mine to drive the ski while i was taking a look in the engine. first i checked the shaft and boot and carbon ring but they were tottally dry. I even pulled the boot cover so that i was able to see the ring and carbon but with 10 miles no water was coming in at all. then checked the exhaust manifold to the back and then the j-pipe. the water in the hull was salty , so it was not water from the plate and also the bottle was full.
from where else can i be taking water in ? perhaps i didn;t look so well ? i am so dissapointed once more...
apreciate any help .... __________________
05-07-2010, 08:50 AM #2
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Does it have steering assist on it? The seals from the steering assist can leak.
05-07-2010, 10:46 AM #3
I had a problem with my rxp taking on water. The problem I was having was one of the bolts holding the opas to the hull had come loose and was taking in water. It is kind of hard to see. While looking inside the hull with a flashlight I was able to barely see water trickling down the hull. Hope this helps.
05-07-2010, 11:05 AM #4
did 2003s have opas???
If you go back to my thread, i posted what was wrong with mine... expensive fix for me.
05-07-2010, 11:08 AM #5
I wasnt paying attention to the year of the ski. Im not sure if they did or not. May also want to take a look at the bolts for the sponsons.
05-07-2010, 11:26 AM #6
yap. it has opas... where should I start from so that we eliminate each case ?
05-07-2010, 11:54 AM #7
Put the ski in the water. Look in the back corners of the hull with a flashlight and see if you can see a small trickle of water running down the hull. Not sure about the gtx but on my rxp it is really hard to see pass the waterbox and other hoses. How much water is it taking in?
05-07-2010, 01:30 PM #8
it is very hard in mine as well !!
in my short calm ride (around 1/2 hour) water was filling the department under the engine, it is around 8-10 cm i believe. but if i am to use it the whole day i am afraid... finding the leak is the most important thing though, not fixing it it is a pain in the A&&
05-08-2010, 03:57 AM #9
i checked the sponsons and they were a little untight. I tighten them as far as I could.
now i checked the exhaust.(my ski has removed resonator)
in the picture you are seeing the exhaust and i have circled a pipe. is this supposed to be tapped ?is there any chance water comes in from that point ? what is that ?
also my exhaust exits the hull without any tightenings. just with glue as you can see from the picture. is that normal ?
05-08-2010, 05:19 AM #10
There is supposed to be a water hose attached to that Barb. on the Exhaust exit pipe which slightly muffles the exhaust exit noise.
Yes, water could come back in that way---slowly... but find the end of that hose and you'll find your water source...
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