02-14-2007, 10:57 AM #1
A bit confused about where water is coming in... Help!
First a bit of background:
Last September me and a couple of buddies were taking one last ride down the Mississippi. There was a huge cabin cruiser with a mammoth wake and I decided to jump the wake. Being the dumba$$ I am, for some reason I decided to run up behind the cruiser, as I was approaching the wake, I pinned it and hit the wake at about +-65 mph. I was flying just like superman!! As I was flying up in the air (+-10-12 feet) at 65 mph, the ski started to turn in the air, and as soon as I hit, I was flipped off the ski forward, and the ski proceeded to ram me. Holy Faawk, I was knocked out for roughly 30 seconds, and I just happened to be laying on my back.
The ski never flipped over, but it was now sitting about 150 feet from me.
Get back on the ski and rider the rest of the day. When I get back to the landing and put the ski on the trailer, I pulled the drain plugs, and water came out for about 20 minutes!!!
I must have a leak somewhere. So I changed the carbon ring, checked the block offs, checked the underside of the ski for cracks etc. I tested to see if the leak was gone by backing the ski on the trailer into the water with the ski still strapped down to the trailer, so to cause the ski to ride just above the bumper line in the water. I fired up the ski, and noticed water coming from at least infront of the supercharger (I can't see where the water is coming from as the motor is in the way), and running on the floor to the back of the ski.
The amount of water running in the hull amounts to about a cup every 10 minutes.
Keep in mind I cannot see where the water is coming from as the engine is hiding the source of the leak.
Where is this water coming from?
Can you guys help with a list of things to check? (Easiest to most difficult)
I cannot do anything until spring, as we have three feet of ice still, but I cannot stop thinking about where this leak is coming from!!!!
02-14-2007, 10:59 AM #2
You need a dry place to test, like your driveway.
Put all your plugs in, and fill the ski up with the water hose... I don't think you will have to fill it up too far. Keep looking underneath.
02-14-2007, 11:03 AM #3
the intercooler feed line runs under the exhaust manifold from the pump, to the ic....mine sprund a leak. I couldn't tell if it was from heat or rubbing. Pull the intake tubes and grab that hose and pull it stern-ward and see if you can feel/see a hole. It's a tigh squeeze but I found a way to work my arm under the manifold and feel most of the hose. I covered mine with plastic wire loom to prevent it from happening again.
02-14-2007, 11:08 AM #4
02-14-2007, 11:09 AM #5
02-14-2007, 11:11 AM #6
That line goes to the intercooler right?
So if I go an pull the line off the intercooler and pull it out from the back, I can fully inspect the line right?
02-14-2007, 11:11 AM #7
02-14-2007, 12:15 PM #8It sounds like it is a water delivery issue when the ski is running?
You have these choices:
Water line from pump to intercooler.
Water line from intercooler to exhaust.
Water lines from exhaust to Jpipe.
water line from jpipe to exhaust elbow.
water line from jpipe to tee, then to dump.
pump tunel crack.
hardware crack on one of the components
02-14-2007, 12:23 PM #9
ah man... i hate when that happens. Jeff C.... your motor is blown up
Sean and Mark are right... it's gotta be one of them water lines... punctered or loose clamp or something of the like.
02-14-2007, 07:43 PM #10
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Check your bolts that hold on your Sponsons.( if Sea-doo's are like Polaris sponsons, bolts all the way through the hull ) I had a bolt missing and it took twice to the dealer to figure it out. I did the same thing by strapping it on my trailer and I could see the water filling up but could not see where it was comming from.
Hope it is something simple like that.
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