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    RXP where was your water leak coming from?

    I recently began having a problem with the hull of my 09 RXPX taking on water... This issue been covered several times on here, and youtube has many videos of RXP's with the same problem. This past weekend I finally broke the 80 mph mark on my ski (took forever I must say) After several pulls I noticed steam started coming from under my seat. Once I opened it up I saw that the hull was filled with water (up to the level of the waterbox). My ride plate is sealed well, and I recently replaced my carbon seal and bellow (after searching previous threads these seem to be the two ways other skis took in water)... My question is, has anyone took on water due to something that was speed related? Any ideas?


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    That kind of speed is famous for blowing the lines off of the bailer check valves... those lines being off would explain why the bailer didn't pull your water out as well... Good luck finding your leak... But anyway, dude, seriously, put a bilge pump in your ski... a good bilge pump can save you from having a seriously bad day on the water.

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    Bailer check valve huh? Did not check those... Ill look once I get home from work, thank you.

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    maybe the thru hull fittings started leaking. al the factory kit goes bad in a couple of years.. mine did.. changed al the kit.. from the drain.. lifting hoist things.. everything thru hull..

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    Easiest way to find leak is bail all water out Syphon etc. Then back it in water on trailer with seat off look for leaks,you'll need flashlight,then if no leaks start and run you'll find it!

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    Curious how speed would cause the hoses to blow off the bailer tubes since the faster you go, the more suction there is on those lines.

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    When you let off the throttle the pump and cone is stuffed and water "tries" to come back into those lines. At least that is the theory that i have heard in multiple other places. I just always replace the zip ties with good ones when i buy a ski... they are ran up high in the hull and have check valves to avoid water coming back into the hull for a reason... they are ONLY under suction during high speed. Just guessing here, but i would think that there is no suction, probably pressure on them during takeoff as well.

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    You have two types of leaks ... running and non running .... to find a non running leak lift bow and fill the hull with water.. If water runs out around opas..reverse steering then you found it if no water comes out then none should come in... now running leaks attach hose to flush port or back down the ramp at the lake and run it common areas are hoses on the bottom of manifold or exhaust water lines feel around until you find it.. With it being steamy chances are its the big hose on the bottom of your manifold

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    the only time the syphon tubes do not have suction on them is when the ski is off or if one of the tubes broke off. Youre talking about a good amount of water here so Id say carbon ring problem, a broken hose clamp somewhere, an external hole in the intercooler, broken control cable nut, or rotted exhaust manifold

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    I just found mine a few weeks back, same symptoms. Even when trying to ride it with the seat off I couldnt see it due to the inability to ride at high RPMs. Turns out it was a leaking IC where the OEM had corroded through the outside. Wasn't that long ago that I pressure checked the unit, it finally just gave way and would spray at high RPM.

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