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    300x. and the lost fitting...

    Hello everyone,

    Longtime reader, first time poster. I just bought my first pwc, a kawasaki 300x, after years of sitting on the fence. In my excitement to get the boat ready to go, I went about cleaning up the ski and getting it ready for its first outing. During cleaning, I managed to drop the hose fitting (used for flushing) in the air ventilation duct at the back under the seat (part # 14073).

    I then removed the seats, and the plate covering the ducts to look for the fitting, but no luck...

    Im very, very worried that having that piece in my engine compartment will cause damage while i'm underway, and would really appreciate tips on how to get it out, and any other sage advice.

    Thanks,

    Ali


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    300x. and the lost fitting...

    What fitting for flushing ? Are you talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIRE0021 View Post
    What fitting for flushing ? Are you talking about.
    Its the screw-on steel garden hose fitting for when you want to flush engine and s/c at the end of the day at the two ports in the hull.

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    Keep looking for it. It may still be stuck in the air duct?

    If that fails get the hose and wash everything to the back (run some water along the inside hull). Tip the ski up as far as you can get it.

    Don't ride it until you find it.

    If all that fails maybe go for a drive with it on the trailer. The vibration may dislodge. Do the above again and you should find it. Failing all that, are you sure it went down the duct?

    Good luck, Mal.

    PS: congrats on the ski.

    PPS: get a plastic fitting instead of the metal one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanytoys View Post
    Keep looking for it. It may still be stuck in the air duct?

    If that fails get the hose and wash everything to the back (run some water along the inside hull). Tip the ski up as far as you can get it.

    Don't ride it until you find it.

    If all that fails maybe go for a drive with it on the trailer. The vibration may dislodge. Do the above again and you should find it. Failing all that, are you sure it went down the duct?

    Good luck, Mal.

    PS: congrats on the ski.

    PPS: get a plastic fitting instead of the metal one.

    Thanks,

    Ill try that today, and see if it does the trick. I've also put together a wire hanger with a magnet to see if I can fish it out while probing. Is it a good idea it to the dealer / or dissasemble parts if I still cant find it?

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    man i cany understand why you would post up here asking for help to find it buy me a plane ticket and i will open MY eyes and find it for you

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    [QUOTE=nicjak;2069877]man i cany understand why you would post up here asking for help to find it buy me a plane ticket and i will open MY eyes and find it for you [/

    Fly you down here...

    I realize I'm new to this, but I'm here looking for help, not that.

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    Perhaps you could help me without the crass comment on this: the dealer suggested spraying engine oil instead of fogging oil in the s/c after riding.

    Does that make sense?

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    No, and by that comment you might want to get a new dealer.

    Unless he said 2 stroke oil, but don't bother, just buy it in a can (fogging oil), it's not expensive and you don't use lots of it.

    Cheers.

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    looks like we have to spell it out then, remove the i/c and or move the rear ventilation hoses around and im sure you will see it, btw do you still want me to come and do it for you i will also maybe need a torch

    just buy a can of flogging oil as mal has suggested

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    be prepared for snarky replies from long time posters

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