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    RXP Zip Ties

    The first thing every new owner should do is replace the zip ties on the bailer system. I don't know if they improved them on the 05 RXP/RXT but a few people have had problems with the zip ties used. They come of. If they come off the check valve and your ski sits in the water it will fill the hull in a matter of hours.

    It happened to me. It could happen to you. Check them, replace them.

    You'll find them behind the coolant return tank. Follow them, the check-valves are higher up, replace the zip ties!


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    Thats a good idea Mike!

    I replaced my zip ties with little stainless steel hose clamps.
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    jeez i wonder who told u to do that ....

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    hmmm, i wonder.... some crazy nut from Phila i think!

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    Also, check your your bailer tubes in the venturi before every ride. If one of these comes out or breaks off, it doesn't matter what type of ties are on the check valves, it will blow the bailer hose. The hoses and check valve are not designed to withstand pump pressure. If one of the bailer tubes in the venturi are broken or missing, it will create a positive pressure in the bailer hoses (at pump pressure) instead of a negative pressure. If this happens, it will fill up the ski as fast as a fire hose.

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    another somewhat regular inspection item is the exhaust/intercooler water inlet strainer in the pump housing. This can be removed and inspected/cleaned without removing the pump. It is located at approximately the 11 o'clock position of the pump housing when viewing from the rear.

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    Mike

    Ok i took off the housing , and preparing to replace the zip ties with worm hose clamp's. Should i just do the zips in the photo ,or replace all zips in the whole bailer plumbing system?? There were quite a few?

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    Replace them all. I think there are 12 of them?

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    Gotcha.

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    I just opened my hood for the 1st time and I'm trying to find the bailer hoses.....I reached under the coolant tank and felt them......Do I have to remove the cowling near the handle to get access to this area?...What should I remove 1st.....thanks...........................I think I answered my own question.......reading the BOV Instructions........

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