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    Water in hull

    Ok, I know I've seen a thread or two on this, but for the life of me, I can't find any of them. Anyway, I have a STX-15f that historically has been almost bone dry after riding. Today I took it out for 15 minutes or so just to test it and make sure we were good to go for the summer. It ran great. Lots of power, etc... The problem is when I pulled it out, there was 3 inches or so of water in the hull. It took about 10 minutes to drain it all out.

    I didn't have time to do a lot of testing down at the lake as I was already late getting back to work.

    So, my question is what is the most likely cause? I'm hoping it is just hose that came off or sprung a leak. I'm thinking it's probably not the block since I had really good power, although, I guess it could be. I blew it out pretty good before putting it away for the winter, but we did have a pretty cold year.

    I pulled the seat and didn't see any hoses that came off, but I looked for about 30 seconds so I definitely could have missed it.

    Thanks for the time and help.

    Mike


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    Start by running water from a tap to see if there are any leaks first.

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    Thanks... As soon as I get off work, I'll throw a hose on it and see if that tells me anything.

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    Happened to me. Tried to check it on the trailer while it was in the water. Unable to see. But after putting a hose to it, found it straight away.

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    gonna be that guy and say.... did you put the drain plugs in before you put it in the water.... did you run antifreeze through it when you winterized or did you just blow it out real good as you say before you put it away for the winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Region8Ultra250X View Post
    gonna be that guy and say.... did you put the drain plugs in before you put it in the water.... did you run antifreeze through it when you winterized or did you just blow it out real good as you say before you put it away for the winter

    Yeah... Drain plugs were in. No antifreeze... Thought I blew it out good... I'm thinking maybe not. I found the problem. Let me know what you think.


    There are a couple of hairline holes in the exhaust pipe. I'm wondering about JB Weld. I'm guessing that since there is water moving through these, it doesn't get too hot for JB Weld does it? I can get the part on ebay for $150 or so, but I'm wanting to take it out over the weekend so I don't have time to wait (unless I have to I guess). I've attached a couple of images of the approximate location. I'm guessing the exhaust pipe is metal, but I guess I don't know for sure.
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    i had a similar problem last week on my first run using my freshly rebuilt ski.. turned out to be a loose exhaust manifold. i may have forgot to use lock washers

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ's gpr View Post
    i had a similar problem last week on my first run using my freshly rebuilt ski.. turned out to be a loose exhaust manifold. i may have forgot to use lock washers

    Bummer. Glad you caught it. Mine's definitely a hairline crack in the exhaust pipe. I think I'm just going to try JB Weld. If it doesn't work, I'll replace the pipe.

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    buy the part and fix it right the first time


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    Quote Originally Posted by Region8Ultra250X View Post
    buy the part and fix it right the first time
    You're probably right. It's not so much the money. It seems like a huge pain getting it out of the hull.

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