Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Chateauguay, Qc, Canada
    Posts
    4

    Unhappy RXT-X 2008 Taking Water

    I've bought my RXT-X 2008 in June 2008. Since then despite many visits to the dealer (1˝ month last year) it's still filling with water. Last ride I had the remove the plugs and ride it at fast speed to get the water out. I'm desperate to find a way to fully enjoy my machine.Since the dealer can't resolve the problem, I'm asking for tips on how to proceed to correct this situation and if any of you have experienced the same.

    Thanks.

    Submarine RXT-X owner.
    Last edited by Papi; 07-07-2010 at 02:58 PM. Reason: Correcting text


  2. #2
    mstennes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    On the Columbia River above a Dam
    Posts
    843
    +1
    1
    Is your tunnel cracked?

  3. #3
    JT jpt7779's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pittsburg, Texas Lake Bob Sandlin
    Posts
    3,851
    +1
    742
    Lots of issues here:
    1. When you have ski on the trailer does water pour out of the carbon ring area - shaft entry into hull in front of tunnel?
    2. Has anyone removed VTS? The rubber seal only goes one way - it will leak big time if in backwards.
    3. Pump tunnel stress cracks - lots of us on the Hulk have had problems with 08 tunnels cracking.
    4. Loose hose clamps - exhaust manifold, Intercooler, OPAS fittings, etc.
    5. Another perfect reason to have bilge pump installed! See the How to section for "Bilge pump, Groco stainer and 4" kana install".
    6. WHen ski is on trailer, in water, does it take on water just sitting, with engine running???

    Need more detailed information from you to help solve the problem!!!

    Good Luck

  4. #4
    Moderator boataddict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    3,822
    +1
    39
    Go under it with a flashlight and look for cracks in the gelcoat in the tunnel area. This is a known problem for this ski.

  5. #5
    YoYamma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    21,591
    +1
    4,797
    That stupid dealer should be able to find the leak and resolve this!

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Chateauguay, Qc, Canada
    Posts
    4
    Thanks guys,

    I think we have solve the problem. Remains to be truly tested. There are two holes on top of where the water is projected. These two holes are connected to two tubes inside the the machine which are connected throug a tee gimmick to a tube that reaches the bottom of the hull. Whe we filled the hull with water, water was coming out from one of the holes. Sure enough on tube was off the fitting. We gathered that these tubes serve for evacuating the water from the hull. If instead of spilling the water out it spilled it back in the hull, it would just fill up with time. Besides the hole being unplugged for water entry in the hull. Did very little testing on this (temperature) But I left the machine in the wate for a whole afternoonj and took it out for a short spill and the hull remained dry. Weather permitting, I will give it a full test on the week-end.

  7. #7
    YoYamma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    21,591
    +1
    4,797
    Quote Originally Posted by Papi View Post
    Thanks guys,

    There are two holes on top of where the water is projected...

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Chateauguay, Qc, Canada
    Posts
    4
    Sorry YoYamma, I'm french and sometimes the right words don' come easy to explains adequatly what I'm trying to say. Those 2 holes are connected to the hoses used to vacuum water out of the hull. They're on top of the venturi.

    One more thing was corrected in he week-end and I sau this for information, I've notice that one O ring on the right draining plug was missing and the one on the left was cracked. Changed them both.

    I gave the machine a good ride in different speed and now I can finally say the problem is resolved. No more water seeping in.

    Thank you all for the different tips, I went through most of them.

    Thanks again

  9. #9
    Moderator boataddict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    3,822
    +1
    39
    Quote Originally Posted by Papi View Post
    Sorry YoYamma, I'm french and sometimes the right words don' come easy to explains adequatly what I'm trying to say. Those 2 holes are connected to the hoses used to vacuum water out of the hull. They're on top of the venturi.

    One more thing was corrected in he week-end and I sau this for information, I've notice that one O ring on the right draining plug was missing and the one on the left was cracked. Changed them both.

    I gave the machine a good ride in different speed and now I can finally say the problem is resolved. No more water seeping in.

    Thank you all for the different tips, I went through most of them.

    Thanks again
    They are the bailer tubes. It is a common problem.

  10. #10
    Banned User
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Discovery Bay, CA
    Posts
    3,048
    +1
    336
    Quote Originally Posted by BOATADDICT View Post
    They are the bailer tubes. It is a common problem.
    yup they will leak a lot when sitting there motor off. start it up and you won't see a leak.... ask me how i know!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Salt Water Corrosion on 2007 RXT and 2008 RXP-X, Your Thoughts Please
    By Center87 in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-29-2016, 03:20 PM
  2. 2011 RXT-X 260 Taking in water
    By mr.rxtx260 in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 08-04-2013, 07:42 PM
  3. 2010 rxt 260 on the water
    By ou812 in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 02-17-2010, 07:20 PM
  4. '95 sl750 taking water in motor
    By lakeside in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-29-2009, 08:41 PM
  5. Taking water, bilge not working??
    By armyguy7776 in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-10-2008, 09:19 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
  •