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    2012 RXPX 260 taking on water.

    Hi all,

    Im new to the site, but figured its about time to use the forum as my Seadoo dealer has been less than helpful of late. We were out boarding the other day and I had the 260 out as our safety and transport ski. About 2-3 hours into the day we noticed it wasn't handling well and thought to check the water level and sure enough, half full. We've had this problem in the past but by tightening bolts on the back for the trim and reverse we solved the problem. This time it's not that. I have been told that the carbon seal could need replacing but I haven't gone through one in the past. How can you determine if it is the carbon seal and do you need to order the tools from seadoo to replace? Thanks a bunch!


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    Take it to your dealer. You still have warranty if its a -12

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    I wish that was the case, it was a corporate sale so warranty was brought down to only 6 months. At the time I thought... " what could go wrong?" Not worth the savings now

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    Fill the hull up partially to cover the carbon ring and see if it leaks out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpracing View Post
    Fill the hull up partially to cover the carbon ring and see if it leaks out.
    Yup and maybe check over the pump to make sure the prop is screwed tight to the pump shaft.

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    Ok have the ski filled up over the carbon seal, does it need to be running to test for the leak?

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    So your screen name says Flyboard...Are you using this ski for a flyboard???

    Are you soaking the ski with the water outlet from the flyboard???

    The other problem could be that the attachment hose to the pump is allowing to siphon bilge to actually fill the ski instead of scavaging the water out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    So your screen name says Flyboard...Are you using this ski for a flyboard???

    Are you soaking the ski with the water outlet from the flyboard???

    The other problem could be that the attachment hose to the pump is allowing to siphon bilge to actually fill the ski instead of scavaging the water out....
    +1 if this is a flyboard ski Im assuming you made the necessary modifications?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpracing View Post
    Fill the hull up partially to cover the carbon ring and see if it leaks out.
    Quote Originally Posted by FlyboardAlberta View Post
    Ok have the ski filled up over the carbon seal, does it need to be running to test for the leak?
    Even though you fill the hull up with water,the carbon seal may not leak,thats cause there is no pump pressure on the accordian boot....People do this all the time and think their seal is good because no water leaks out when they fill it up....but then they go out on the water only to find water inside the hull up again....

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