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    Waterbox question

    Is the plastic insulated cover that the waterbox resides in needed for anything other then eliminating noise? I had an issue (see thread below) where one end melted. You can see in the pic how badly melted it is
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...t=13458&page=2
    I am still looking into what caused this. Water intake was blocked somewhere, jsut don't know where yet.
    So if it is only used to reduce noise I don't care to replace it. But if it is used to contain heat or something else I may have to.
    Also, if I remove the black plastic nut/ grate on the pump where the water intake is, is safe to connect a garden house (at low pressure) to pump water through the system. Obvious motor will be running. I am trying to determine where the blockage may have occured.


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    The first thing i do is remove the insulation off of the waterbox. There is no harm in doing so + you save about 10 lbs.

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    thanks GH. Good to now. Mine is coming off then. Well half of it is already melted off !

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    You will be shocked at how much it weighs. Especially when water logged.

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    I took the cover off tonight and I can't believe how heavy it weighs and this was dry. One question though: Do you leave it sitting on the fiber glass hull as is or do you insert some sort of rubber mat or something? I remember my GSX and RX had a rubber mat underneath the muffler.

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    I have mine sitting on fiberglass and no issues. It won't hurt to put a rubber cushion on it though.

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    Mine sits right on the fiberglass - no issues either!

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    When doing the waterbox mod (making it smaller and drill out baffle) is there anything I should be concerned with? I mean can I just re-install the mod waterbox without worrying about the need for additional cooling, etc. I would think that since it is smaller it would be more efficiently cooled, correct?

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    After you mod it just install it. No worries!

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    Thanks Jerry. I think over winter I'll do the bypass mod so that I can clearly see that nothing is blocked in terms of the water intake. Other then that you have no way of knowing until it is too late.

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