Thread: 99 SLX Leak
05-02-2013, 04:59 PM #1
99 SLX Leak
So I got the SLX all running nice and everything, except it takes on water!!! water comes in from the right and left side, rear, im almost positive its those U bolts to attach tie downs for your trailer, one of them is broken and the other is rather rusty, and I just want to replace them both, and get some silicone in there, now there is a shit ton of Foam before you can get to them. has anyone else had to replace these? if so....how did you get threw all the foam?
05-02-2013, 06:39 PM #2
Hacksaw blade minus the saw. Remove it in as big of blocks as you can, then you can try to put it back. Have you ridden with the seat off under power to look around? Also, some Polaris models can leak through the sponson mount bolts, but I can't remember which ones.
05-02-2013, 08:06 PM #3
05-03-2013, 03:20 AM #4
Well those hooks are probably the source then. I just figured that looking around under power once in awhile never hurts.
05-03-2013, 05:38 AM #5
05-03-2013, 09:18 AM #6
Might also not be a bad idea to remove sponsons and put a good bead of silicone on the back sides then re attach. Kind of preventative leak sealing.
05-03-2013, 09:25 AM #7
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05-08-2013, 08:17 AM #8
Well had some time so decided to start ripping out foam out of slxh...woah. rusty hook is off slx see where its broken.
05-08-2013, 08:50 AM #9
The sponson mounts on the 96 SLT I just cut up were molded and cast into the hull. I didn't see anywhere they could have leaked, even if the inserts came loose... Just FYI not sure if yours may be the same.....
05-08-2013, 09:10 AM #10
any tips on getting sponsons off? when reinstalling do you use loctite or any kind? this was a salt water ski, so im thinking this is not going to be easy...
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