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    95 SLT 700 water leak

    I purchased a 1995 SLT 700 at the end of last summer. Starts and runs great - lots of power and good acceleration. I noticed after a few minutes of running at speed there was water in the bottom of the hull. I ran the ski at idle speed and did not see any noticeable leaks and it does not leak just sitting on the water. Are there any common areas I should check for leaks?

    Thanks for any help.


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    Welcome to the hulk.
    Most likley a leakey driveshaft carrirer seal. You can fill the hull with water while on the trailer and see where it leaks out not to full as to cover the carbs just enough to cover the carrier bearing. Item#10 are you sure its a 1995?? I show 1996 being the first year for the SLT700.

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    Thanks for the help. You are correct it is a 96. I am relatively handy - not a mechcanic but can turn a wrench and did buy a manual. Is this a project that someone with basic skills handle? I assume if I fill the water to above the seal I will see water leak out of the ski at the shaft area?

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    Yes and you can tilt the trailer so you dont have to fill it to full.

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    sstatas, WELCOME to the Green Hulk Forums!!
    If you need to, you can also leave it strapped to the trailer and back it into the water at the ramp, just enough so the pump can pick up the water and cool the engine.
    Run it and vary the RPM's a little bit to see if the leak rears its butt ass ugly head.
    Last edited by ph2ocraft; 03-12-2007 at 04:08 PM.

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    Thanks again for all of the help - i am sure I can detect if the leak is from the seal or not. How difficult is it to replace the seal if infact it is the problem? Any suggestions on where to purchase the parts required to replace?

    Could it leak if the bearing had not been greased? I noticed a grease fitting.

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    I like to use Randy at Watcon and Jay at Atlantic Powersoprts. Their contact information is at the general section and the info is stickied at the top.

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    Welcome to the hulk!!!!

    On a side note, has anyone tried replacing the seals in the coupler?

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    Yes replacing the seals is a no brainer just remove the old ones and take them to a bearing house and they will match them up. I think I paid like $2.50 ea.

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    Thanks, That is what I thought, wasn't sure if they had a lip or were some stupiid one piece design.

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