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    1996 SLT 780 start up..what to do??

    OK everyone getting my slt out of storage soon and just wondering what i should do for a preseason on it???

    Also i noticed last year i was getting alot of water in it during a ride...any suggestions ans how much should be in at the end when you pull the plug on the trailer??


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    how much water ?

    i always fired it up one last time hit the gas and then shut it off ,

    iv always greased the plug and as spin it real tight

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    like on the ramp i can pull the plug and let it drain out for atleast a couple of minutes....i think its more then there should be.........when you pull the plug it sohuld really only drip abit right?

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    There should be no water in the hull after a ride. To find the leak tilt it back on the trailer and fill the inside of the hull up to the driveshaft and see where it runs out.

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    The most common area for a leak is the drive shaft seal #9 or the thru-hull fitting #12. Also the speedo line that runs from under the drive shaft up to the gage has been known to fall-off

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    so will i beable to tell which one it is when it runs out the back then??? and how hard are these to replace?? are they expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramuir View Post
    so will i beable to tell which one it is when it runs out the back then??? If it comes out the pump inlet you will have to figure out witch one is leaking the thru-hull is mounted solid to the hull you will be able to tell if it is loose or broken. and how hard are these to replace?? are they expensive?
    Not expensive at all wait till you find the leak and let us know what it is.

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    ok thanks i will look and let you know....hmm come to think of it now....my speedo did stop working but the rest of the MFD was working fine...maybe that tube did come off and its sptting water into my hull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramuir View Post
    OK everyone getting my slt out of storage soon and just wondering what i should do for a preseason on it???

    Also i noticed last year i was getting alot of water in it during a ride...any suggestions ans how much should be in at the end when you pull the plug on the trailer??
    My SLT is full of water everytime out. Not enough for the bilge pump to pick up; just enough to see in the bottom. Filled it up w/hose water once and the speedo pick up leaked around where it hits the hull. Fixed that but still gets water in it; dont worry about it. Will it float overnite?

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    Another cause may be a leaking cooling hose. If you don't find a leak in the hull, then run it on the garden hose and look inside. I saw a guy had cooling hose that wore a hole into it from rubbing inside the hull.

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