Thread: FX SHO Full of water
03-20-2011, 11:58 AM #1
FX SHO Full of water
Well just been out for a good cruise with Hydro when we stopped at a beach for a drink.
Tried to get back on ski and it felt heavy.
Looked inside and it was full of water nearly up to the top of the battery pulled up on beack and drained out then got back to ramp.
Cleaned ski filled full of water up to top of battery no leaks so must be a split hose ??
Has anybody had this experiance or any ideas. Next step to start stripping ang checking hoses ?
Any help would be great ?
03-20-2011, 12:26 PM #2
If you found no leaks then I would assume it is a hose leak. It might be a high pressure leak, in which case it will be hard to spot. I would check the driveshaft hose. If it is collapsed or deformed it could be your culprit. Also, check the drain plugs. Make sure you had them in and check them for cracks. Both my drain plugs cracked.
Also, give the exhaust hoses a check. Sometimes those worm gear clamps loosed up.
03-20-2011, 12:35 PM #3
I think for sure it could be a pressure leak but will check the drain bungs.
Also i was thinking of making a few blanking plugs up for the hoses and pressure testing the water system ?
03-20-2011, 12:36 PM #4
03-20-2011, 12:37 PM #5
If you come to the conclusion that it is, in fact, a high pressure water leak then I would take the ski out for a minute with the seats off to see if you can spot the leak under speed.
03-20-2011, 12:45 PM #6
did the bilge pump and syphon pump not keep up?...are they working correctly.... if they are that must off been some serious leak
03-20-2011, 12:52 PM #7
pump tunnel all looked good as well.....
i can ride it tomorrow with seats off mate
03-20-2011, 01:38 PM #8
You dont necessarily have to ride it with the seats off. You can just lower the ski into the water on the trailer until the back half is in the water, at the ramp, seats off, and start her up. Makes it alot easier to pinpoint a leak than if ur riding and trying to find the leak.
If you cant see the leak at idle, start bringing the revs up slowly and not too high. You dont want your ski jumping off the trailer into your tow vehicle!
03-20-2011, 01:48 PM #9
03-20-2011, 01:52 PM #10
The two pumps could not keep up that was for sure as it was half full of water ?
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