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    Rxdi takes on water

    We have a 2002 RXDI that has a problem getting water in the hull. It happened last summer and the engine sucked in some water. The seadoo dealer installed a SBT engine for $2400.00. First time out it filled with water again. This time it didn't get sucked in the engine. I read on one of these forums a problem with the exhaust on these 951's. They let water in. Someone had a fix for this but now I can't find it. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks

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    There are many ways water can get into the hull. You could always take it to the ramp leave it strapped down tight and fire it up with the seat off and look for leaks. Be sure to take off the cover around the carbon seal so you can see that as well. You won't see a carbon seal or boot leak unless the ski is in the water.

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    Thanks, I never thought of running it on the trailer while in the water. I'll give it a try.

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    my guess is it's the carbon seal, happens all the time.

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    What and where is a carbon seal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budman View Post
    What and where is a carbon seal?

    It is located where the drive shaft goes through the hull. There is a rubber boot and the carbon seal is held in the rubber boot by a hose clamp. In front of the carbon seal is a stainless steel collar that is attached to the drive shaft. It is held in place by either an oring or a c clip. The oring is an older design and should be replaced with the clip. The ss ring slides over the retainer so you can't see it till you move the ring towards the rear of the ski. You want to make sure the rubber boot has no cracks and is in good shape as well as there is no leakage around the carbon seal while the engine is running or sitting. All of this is located under that plastic shield at the rear of the engine.

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    Thanks I'll check it out. So the pump and drive shaft have to be removed to replace the carbon seal?

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    you also should look in the back of the pump. there are two little tubes that should be sticking out into the jet pump. if one is missing it will draw water into ski. those lines are the bilge lines but work in reverse and can sink a ski if one tube is missing.

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