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    Is this something to be concerned???

    I try take the best care of my SeaDoo, but I ride all the time in salt water and the other day I took a look under my ski and saw this. Should I be concerned or this is one of those problems I'm going to have no matter what because of the salt water???

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    Wow dude, you sure you flush all with fresh water after every ride ????

    You need to rinse / flush the pump area and the driveshaft after every ride.

    After go under the ski and spray all with XPS or a similar spray.

    I'm also 100% salt water but my driveshaft is still shiny.

    Remove your intake grate and try to clean with a soft scotch & brite sponge or something similar.

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    Yes I do, but maybe the previous owner didn't. Do you think that corrosion goes farther than that visible point? I just hope I can clean must of it out without having to replace the shaft.

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    No need to replace your driveshaft.

    This stage of corrosion does not yet affect the strength of the driveshaft.

    See if you can clean it up and keep it lubricated and you will be fine.

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    Thanks man. Do you think the corrosion could be farther that that point? I mean in the inside part of the shaft that is not visible inside the ski. Also, any recommendations on what product I can use to get that corrosion out? I've seen a lot of videos talking about white vinegar, but not sure something like that can really work. Let me know and once again, thanks a lot.

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    The driveshaft isn't the main issue here. However, your pump shaft can get similar rust pits then it causes pump seal to fail to allow water in pump. Had a friend that keeps his ski on his dock have this happen (its a 2013). Not covered under warranty...he had to buy a whole pump assy.

    I ride salt every weekend but take it to a lake for flushing. This is my preferred type of flushing because fresh water gets in the skis taint.

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    like others said make sure you spray with silcone spray

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    Ok, since I'm free tomorrow from work, I'm going to take care of it. I'm going to take out the intake grate and try to scrub it out. Let me know if I need to do or check something else or just get that part in the photo nice and clean.

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    When placing back the intake grate, remove the old loctite from the holes.

    After torque the 3 bolts @ 35 Nm / 25 lbs / ft and use loctite (thread locker).

    Enjoy your day off

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    You can clean it I would just wipe it down and lubricate it. Since Your in salt water, wire brushing the shaft will definately take the rust off and polish it up .

    however brushing the axle up takes the rest of the stainless coating off the shaft and will only make it more acceptable for more rust and at a faster pace. ( that's ok but now stay on top of the driveshaft lubing, rinsing etc)

    when You flush from here on out make sure you sprat lube all in the pump and get into the bottom and cover the shaft..

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