Thread: Exhaust leak problem.
08-14-2007, 06:13 PM #1
Exhaust leak problem.
OK, last week I found a suspected leak of exhaust fumes onto my TB's and the wall between motor and waterbox/exhaust. And also the bottom of the hull (insde has it pretty bad too) I think that it leaked at the Dplate but there is no carbon present in the cooling jackets, so maybe around a bolt somewhere? I also had a bolt come 2 threads loose and break the muffler stay off underneath the muffler. It looks like its coming from there but please take a look at the pictures. anwyays I have a few questions
Where could it have come from? (leak)
What is the best way to clean TB's without damage? disconnect fuel line/electronics? or not? anyone with instructions?
Will a new layer of copper spray seal the deal if the gasket leaked the carbon out? or do I need new gaskets around the Dplate?
On the top of the head there is a groundwire and I'm not sure what it is for. I cannont find it in the OEM parts system anywhere. What is the ground for and where can I get the part number for a new screw?
I lost this screw last time out should I just put it on the PV cover or replace the screw?
I can't run until the problem is fixed I am ordering some new bolts b/c some where broken off and I suspect some weakend from vibrations.
Also- please look at my nozzle thread. I need to find a good new one.
Thank you in advance. My ski is now in the shop until this is resolved.
08-14-2007, 06:20 PM #2
pic of the screw im missing from the ground on the head
08-14-2007, 06:24 PM #3
That the ground for something. That can't be good.
08-14-2007, 06:26 PM #4
lol, oh i Know its bad, I remember filling that bad boy with loctite too
i think it might be bilge as there is some water standing inside the hull.
08-14-2007, 08:42 PM #5
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I don't think what you are seeing is a exhaust leak, it's more likely aluminum dust from your broken mount mixing with the little bit of moisture.
I have been down that road before
Your ground wire will work ok on your power valve cover, if you pm your address I will drop you a bolt in the mail
08-15-2007, 03:19 AM #6
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08-15-2007, 04:26 AM #7
glad to know, but how much should I worry about cleaning the TB's? I will have it apart this winter Just want to run the rest of the year maybe 2/3/4 times yet and will I be ok? glad its not an exhaust leak b/c im struggling to find where it would have come from!!! thanks guys. anyone else with opinions please respond.
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