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    riva intercooler issues

    has anyone had any type of coolant issues with the riva intercoolers?
    What i had experienced is so running issues. come to find out i was having water ingestion due to the intercooler core leaking into the intake passage.

    Anyone else see this?


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    yes, I know one of my friends had same issue!

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    Do you ride in salt water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdeez View Post
    has anyone had any type of coolant issues with the riva intercoolers?
    What i had experienced is so running issues. come to find out i was having water ingestion due to the intercooler core leaking into the intake passage.

    Anyone else see this?
    RIVA IC + SALT WATER = LEAAAAAAAAAAAK...2 of my friends had the same issues...

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    Guys, you need to install an anode in the water flow...because the external ic is not electrically connected to the engine or the ride plate. Water and salt water expecially will eat metal over time. That's why there is an anode on our rideplates so the rideplates don't get eaten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafjax View Post
    Guys, you need to install an anode in the water flow...because the external ic is not electrically connected to the engine or the ride plate. Water and salt water expecially will eat metal over time. That's why there is an anode on our rideplates so the rideplates don't get eaten.
    ok then

    RIVA IC + SALTWATER + ANODE = NO LEAAAAAAK lol

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    or if u run salt h2o get the rr i/c

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow jacket View Post
    or if u run salt h2o get the rr i/c
    installing anode would be much much much cheaper than buying a RR IC,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdoo EtR View Post
    installing anode would be much much much cheaper than buying a RR IC,
    yea if u already have a riva i/c but if u have a riva i/c thats leaking i would spend a few dollars more & replace it with the rr i/c also if ur in the market 2 buy a new i/c & run salt h2o get the rr i/c i've heard of a lot of riva's leaking due 2 salt h2o use but i've haven't herd of the rr i/c leaking due 2 salt h2o use now if ur fresh h2o use only then the riva i/c will b fine

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    its in salt and flushed every ride. Where would you put the anode safely and effectively? Has anyone done it on there riva i/c?

    personally i am not caring to much for riva's setup. alot of little issues with there stuff. almost ready to sell all the riva stuff and go to a different set up.

    best thing i did to this boat so far is put a rude charger in it.

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