Thread: Check your intake mesh
02-18-2014, 04:25 AM #1
Check your intake mesh
just another heads up Not sure whether anyone has bothered to check their air intake mesh/flame arrester. If you have ever had towels or similar in the front compartment I can now assure you the fibres do get sucked through the ecu cover into the intake.
These pics are only after around 60hrs.
I suggest hiring a midget to get in there. Although I didnt but hell it took some ingenuity to reach in and clean.
Last edited by K447; 02-18-2014 at 09:13 AM. Reason: ingenuity
02-18-2014, 05:12 AM #2
Thats one of the first things I throw away .....yes its fun sitting in the storage area and reaching in to tear it out
02-18-2014, 05:29 AM #3
i was thinking of you waz i tried to get in but nope no go lol, i thought about tearing it out but i like the idea of a little security i was surprised how blocked it was.
02-18-2014, 06:01 AM #4
I have always kept the water cover on my riva free flow
And it's surprising how much fluff collects on it
02-18-2014, 08:41 AM #5
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In the Pics there looks to be some crystal spots in the air intake also. Could be some salt deposits and some deposits mixed in with the fibers.
I think it may be a god idea to leave the flame arrerstor piece in there. These Skis suck in so much air, a loose zip tie or small washer could get sucked in there and that flame arrestor is the only line of defense. JB
02-18-2014, 08:57 AM #6
I think I have some pics of a local ski that looked just like that but a little worse, cleaned it and he found his lost speed
02-18-2014, 12:24 PM #7
I have cleaned in there a few times. It definitely is a hard to reach area! You have to dive in head first.
02-18-2014, 01:32 PM #8
WTF?...stick your heavy duty shop vac hose in a few times a yr..been doing that since day one...
02-18-2014, 02:17 PM #9
You're not leaving anything to chance when we head south to race you this weekend are you lol
02-18-2014, 03:10 PM #10
yes jb salt crystal and sand partical were in there, the oil seems to trap it all Shop vac didnt work considering everything is soaked with oil !!!
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