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    RXT 215s tow valve - different locations?

    I have an 09 RXT 215 that has the red ring on a 1/2" hose right next to the exhaust manifold. That hose is high up and easy to get to if you needed to close the valve for towing.

    I have an 07 RXT 215 that has the red ring on a hose low at the rear of the hull. It would be very difficult to get to if you needed to close a valve for towing. I assume this is the main water line into the craft. However, this ski also has a 1/2" hose at the exhaust manifold too, except there is no line tee'd into it like on the 09. Can't I put the tow valve in the same location as on the 09??

    Lastly, what is the temp of the water running thru the 1/2" line attached to the exhaust manifold during normal operation? Hot (coming out of manifold)? Cold (going into manifold)?

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    Engine temp is 195-200 degrees..
    The thermostat kicks in at 195.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotxxxsd View Post
    Engine temp is 195-200 degrees..
    The thermostat kicks in at 195.
    With that reply, I assume the water in that line is coming out of the manifold.

    Anyone care to comment on in I can I put the tow valve on the 07 in the same location as on the 09??

    Thanks.
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    The tow valve goes in the cold line. As long as you put it in the line from the pump, before it gets to the majifold, your all good. Different setup is because your 07 has a j pipe and the 09 has mid pipe setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brendanm View Post
    The tow valve goes in the cold line. As long as you put it in the line from the pump, before it gets to the majifold, your all good. Different setup is because your 07 has a j pipe and the 09 has mid pipe setup.
    Thanks. I'll trace the lines and make sure.

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    Here are pics of the 07 & 09 and where I plan to install the tow valve.

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    the 07 j pipe also has a hose on the bottom of the manifold to the j pipe that has to be closed.

    Rather than installing 2 valves, most people I see run the incoming water line from the pump to a 3/4 valve and then the hose goes to the intercooler, or exhaust depending on your setup.

    Inside the ski above the pump you will find a 3/4 hose disconnect that run it to your valve then add a short hose from the valve to the pump.

    On the 08 and newer yea put the smaller valve where the red is.

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