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    This is why we should all be running a water strainer before the intercooler

    Here are some pictures of a leaky intercooler that had the end tanks cut off of it. The customer was complaining of a leaking intercooler that was only 6 months old.
    He flushed after every ride. He did not however have a water strainer on the water line feeding his intercooler.

    If you take a look at the attached pics you will see small white pieces of shell jammed into the coils, not to mention the sand that fell out. In one of the pics
    you can see a piece of shell stuck right where the leak is, its marked with black marker to show point of leak.

    I'm making this post as I hear about leaky intercoolers all the time and none of these guys are running water strainers.

    It only takes one small piece of a shell, rock, wood , sand, etc. to wear a hole into a fin of these intercoolers. Just imagine the amount of water pressure going
    through here and what a piece of shell will do rattling inside.

    Another thing to consider if you have an obstruction from a piece of shell, sand, wood, etc. and you flush your intercooler after every ride that one passage that is obstructed is not getting flushed, therefore salt water is going to corrode a hole rather quickly.

    I hope this helps you guys out and helps prevent leaking intercoolers in your future!
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    For those interested, I do sell a water strainer in the online store
    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...oducts_id=1431

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    Enough said!


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    Why don't Seadoo fit one of these if this is known to happen.
    Here in Ireland we only get 2 yrs warranty and if I fitted this Filter would I invalidate my warranty?

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    Jerry, what size ID tubing do the fittings in the kit accommodate?

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    3/4"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    Jerry, what size ID tubing do the fittings in the kit accommodate?
    I believe it includes 3 sizes. 3/4", 5/8" and 1/2"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFizzleJR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    Jerry, what size ID tubing do the fittings in the kit accommodate?
    I believe it includes 3 sizes. 3/4", 5/8" and 1/2"
    Correct! it is a universal kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by saxwinder View Post
    Why don't Seadoo fit one of these if this is known to happen.
    Here in Ireland we only get 2 yrs warranty and if I fitted this Filter would I invalidate my warranty?
    Probably to reduce costs. Installing a water strainer will absolutely not void your warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JFizzleJR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    Jerry, what size ID tubing do the fittings in the kit accommodate?
    I believe it includes 3 sizes. 3/4", 5/8" and 1/2"
    Correct! it is a universal kit
    10-4, thanks.

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