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    engine coolant

    I had to bleed (not sure if i did it correctly) the lines for my coolant after the new engine was installed. I have basically a half full coolant bottle. My question is.....
    while out on the water and with ski still running I looked at my coolant, the bottle is still half full but i don't notice any coolant in the hoses. Is this normal?


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    how would u be able to see coolant in the hoses? when the anti-freeze circulates thru the system, you don't really see it leaving and pouring back in.

    if it wasn't working, u'd get an overheat alarm pretty quickly.

    want to test if ur water pump is working and ur getting coolant flow? put the ski on the flush on the trailer... start it up and let it run. as soon as u get it running, feel the rideplate towards the middle. wait a few minutes then feel it again. it should be noticeably hotter.

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    Thanks Shibby,
    I could see the hoses because i had the ski in reverse just going in a circle and lifted the rear seat off and storage bin.

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    I think he meant the coolant hoses are NOT see thru They should be black.

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    yes, one is black..the other is clear

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavehummer
    yes, one is black..the other is clear
    the clear one is overflow... if u see coolant coming out of there u got a problemo

    pull the clear one up... it's a dead end hose, it goes nowhere. just drains into the bilge.

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    Thanks Shibb, yes, the clear one did not have any fluid glad thats a good thing..lol

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    Wave: C`mon man, be good to your ski! ...PR...

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    I am good to it.. thats why i keep learning about it and asking

    Did my first MOD today ..trimmed the reverse bucket....call me crazy! but, all weekend my speedo topped out at 67-68mph....went out today after cutting bucket and it topped out at 70 mph....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavehummer
    I am good to it.. thats why i keep learning about it and asking

    Did my first MOD today ..trimmed the reverse bucket....call me crazy! but, all weekend my speedo topped out at 67-68mph....went out today after cutting bucket and it topped out at 70 mph....
    You need to borrow or get yourself a GPS..so you can get accurate numbers for your mods...

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