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    leaking intake grate

    Ok I pulled me jet ski out f the water and was straping the back end down and noticed water leaking from this crack you can see in the picture it also looks to have rtv sealer on it what could this leak cause and could it cause cavatation and slow my top speed down it looks like its connected to the intake grate
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    From the factory, its sealed with foam/rubber strips. You can reseal it with Marine sealant. It could cause cavitation.

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    seal it with boat life culk and you should me good...clean the gate good

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    Will i gain anything from cutting off the intake grate part

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    Most people just remove the 2 center bars or leave it alone. I don't think anyone has cut off all 4 bars before

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    As someone that is new to the whole ski game, I put on an R&D Aquavein Intake grate and Pump Plug Kit and sealed everything really good with 3m 4200. Here is instructions:

    http://www.cajundude.com/pumpshoe.htm


    I can not begin to tell you how big of difference this makes!!!! Like a whole new ski the bottom end response and accelerates hard through the whole powerband. Brought my new to me old 2000 xl 1200 ltd. alive!!!! Should cost you around $250 for the grate, ppk, and silicone I believe. I would consider these mods a necessity!!!!!

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