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    98 1100 stx water in hull

    Hey guys my buddy just bought 2- 1100 stx's there was no were close to test ride.

    the 98 he dropped in the water today and after parking the truck came back to ski and there was a few inches in the hull in a matter of 5 minutes,

    I am a seadoo guy and know were to look for leaks on seadoo but not kawasaki , I know I could always put some water in the hull and check but wanted to find out the most common things to look at on these stx's..

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    Rubber washer on the drain plug (hopefully).

    If not, remove the seat and look for water leaking around the driveshaft seal (not so good).

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    im pretty sure the oring was there, whats involved to fix driveshaft seal?

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    Raise the motor up, pull driveshaft, swap seals and bearings, reinsert shaft, and lower motor.

    Sean

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    thanks smokey

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEECHFRONT View Post
    thanks smokey
    Let me know if you need anything else, I actually have to work on a 97 later in the week.

    Sean

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    I have a '99 1100 stx, my drive shaft seal was leaking also, after fixing it it still had a leak (!!!!). It was ALSO leaking from some pipe that is epoxyied to the hull. If you are pulling the motor to do the input shaft seal I would take a look at the pipe (not sure the name).
    Remove the electrical box and you will see where the output shaft goes thru the hull, it is epoxyed on. It might be a good idea to re-do it while the shaft is out. Scape off all the epoxy and remove the pipe, sand it down and the matting area of the hull. I like 3m 5200, 4200 will work also. I would use the quick cure.
    good luck.
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    Thanks Guys, will pass this info on

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    My leak ended up being the aluminum through hull pipe, I also had to get the front aluminum funnel shaped piece because the flange broke off of it.

    Have both pieces and a seal, can I use regular 5200 or do I need the fast cure 5200? mine says 7 days to cure dont want to wait that long to use the ski.

    Was also thinking about putting a few short stainless screws through the aluminum flange set in 5200 to hold it down to the hull, Is this a good idea?

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    Fast Cure 5200 is the way to go. Something to hold it in place while the sealant cures is probably a good idea.

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