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    2009 VX Deluxe take on water

    A friend of mine has a pair of 2009 VX Deluxes and this year both are taking on water. He took them to the dealer and they talking 2K per machine to repair. Saying something like they have to remove the motor to reseal the hull in the rear. Could this be correct or is there something else I we can do on our own? I did not see my self where the water is comeing from. So I was thinking of telling him to get them back and let put them in the water so I can see and go from there. What do you guys think.


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    The thru-hull shaft bearing and seal assembly is leaking. The bearings are probably bad and the seals have failed. This repair will require the motor to be unbolted from the mounts and slid forward, dis-assembly of the pump, removal of the impeller and then the removal of the impeller shaft. Once these parts are out of the way, he can inspect the bearings/seal and replace the parts that are effected. Not a small (or hard) job but unless you are above average mechanically, I would leave this one to the repair shop specializing in personal watercraft.

    I think every VX ever produced had this problem.

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    Thanks. I have rebuilt and replaced two 2-stokes skis before along with racing engines for go-karts. But never these 4 stokes. But this seems like something I can do. at least I hope.

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    I did a full how to on this in another thread. I dont see how a 3hr job warrants a 2k repair. But im not a stealershop.

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    Read this post. I would say you are more than capable.

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...=1#post2349980

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwtony View Post
    I did a full how to on this in another thread. I dont see how a 3hr job warrants a 2k repair. But im not a stealershop.
    Yep I seen it after I sent you a PM and keep reading. I think I have what is needed just hope I dont have the same issues as he.

    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    Read this thread. I would say you are more than capable.

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=213393

    Thanks CCW Will start on it next week.

    Going to replace the bolts that I remove as well. Can I get them from the local hardware store using the drawing you have. exp : 10x125MM so do I need to look up the parts numbers or order from dealer? Or is it best to remove them then take to store?

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    I'd personally suggest factory bolts.

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    Not sure about the VX's, but on the FZ's and FX's, a lot of people have had leaks at the transom plate, myself included. Since I resealed it, the inside of my hull has stayed bone-dry. It's a lot easier than the through-hull bearing, and might be worth giving a shot first.

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    hey man i'm very close to you and i can help you if you need to.
    just ask.

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    He chosed to trade them in and get new ones. Not sure what he got as I was out of town.

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