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    Towing 2012 VXR Waverunner in water

    Does anyone know if there is a pipe to block off when the VXR gets towed over 5mph in the water to prevent water from filling the engine?


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    Yes---it's one of the cooling hoses in the bottom of the ski alongside the pump tunnel on the left rear. Do a search and you can see pictures. You can use a large pliers hose type clamp (seadoo dealers sell one) or install a ball valve in the line. You can get the ball valve in the plumbing section of Lowes or Home Depot

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboater View Post
    Yes---it's one of the cooling hoses in the bottom of the ski alongside the pump tunnel on the left rear. Do a search and you can see pictures. You can use a large pliers hose type clamp (seadoo dealers sell one) or install a ball valve in the line. You can get the ball valve in the plumbing section of Lowes or Home Depot
    Is this needed to tow all skis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmfmk3 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jetboater View Post
    Yes---it's one of the cooling hoses in the bottom of the ski alongside the pump tunnel on the left rear. Do a search and you can see pictures. You can use a large pliers hose type clamp (seadoo dealers sell one) or install a ball valve in the line. You can get the ball valve in the plumbing section of Lowes or Home Depot
    Is this needed to tow all skis?
    I believe it is for 4 strokes as water can back up the exhaust and flood the cylinder with the open exhaust valve (one cylinder's exhaust valve is alway open).
    Not sure on the earlier 2 strokes

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    Hmmm, My Dad has been towing 2 stroke Yamaha's and Seadoo's for as long as I can remember. He's never hurt them that we know of. I hope we haven't over looked something.
    We have never owned a 4 stroke waverunner but if we do I will keep this in mind for later.

    I would like to know for sure if there are any dangers to the two strokes because I DO plan on towing our 1200 XLT.

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    I know for sure my 2002 GTX DI (2 stroke) had a hose that needed to be clamped if towed over 5mph. I am pretty sure my 2012 VXR would have the same issue but I would love if someone has a pic or better description of exactly which one. I guess what happens, or what could happen is the water could flow back up the exhaust and into the engine which as we all know is a major problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themarklar View Post
    I am pretty sure my 2012 VXR would have the same issue but I would love if someone has a pic or better description of exactly which one.
    I have an FZ, but i'm using a VXR Y-splitter. So it should look exactly like yours.
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    This is what mine looks like. Would it be any of these?

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    Its in the first pic..........all you have to do is follow the flush hose down......where it joins the Y fitting.......the other hose on the Y end off the fitting that leads towards the back is the one you need to clamp.


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    [QUOTE=volltrex;2192529]Its in the first pic..........all you have to do is follow the flush hose down......where it joins the Y fitting.......the other hose on the Y end off the fitting that leads towards the back is the one you need to clamp.

    So this one with the arrow?

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