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    STX12F Taking On Water

    I have a 2004 STX-12F with 55 hours that is taking on a lot water. I soon as I noticed the water, I quickly got it onto the trailer and took it home. At home I went over the ski and tightened every clamp I could find. Then I ran it on the hose for 10 minutes with no sign of water leaking. So I put it back into the water for a short ride and again it took on a lot of water.

    Any ideas on what would be causing the leak would be greatly appreciated!


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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    check the plugs? lol

    could be the through hull bearing or a waterline with a hole in it

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    How would I go about checking the through hull bearing?

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    Well there is 2 ways, one, take to ramp and back her in about halfway. Or fill with water up to drive shaft. I have leaked test this way and had no problems.

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    I'd try checking in the water on the trailer.

    Mine didn't leak on the trailer, so I took it for a ride with the seat off to locate the leak.

    Good luck!

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    could also be a pump pressure line leak which wont show up on the hose, try the trailer test with all the seats off, back the trailer deep enough so the grate is buried in water, take the rpms up and watch for leaks.

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    Thanks for the help guys. I will try running it on the trailer and let you know.

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    I ran my ski on the trailer today and found a hole in the coolant inlet hose. What type of hose should I use to replace it? I would like something that is better the stock hose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STX12 View Post
    I ran my ski on the trailer today and found a hole in the coolant inlet hose. What type of hose should I use to replace it? I would like something that is better the stock hose.
    Was it the one going into the bottom of the motor? I think thats a 3/4 inch hose, the trick here, or how Kawi corrected that the following year was yes a better hose, and also a plastic sleeve. Just like the ones protecting other hoses and wires. My friend ended up putting a high pressure hydrolic hose with sleeve, no problems after that.

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    Is this the type of hydraulic hose you would recommend?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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