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    HOW TO: open loop cooling plate-first method

    This is just one of many different ways to route your open loop kit.
    The concept is still the same. water in - water out.

    For this install we did a PLATE-FIRST method with tee on the main line.

    Some craft setups may varry So this is just intended to be a "guideline to a open loop plate-first install"
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    very nice!

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    With either of these methods would you flush the ski like you normally would?

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    I DONT MEAN TO BE A SMART ASS OR ANYTHING...... , IM JUST BRAINSTORMING HERE.... SO AS YOU CAN SEE THE J-PIPE HAS THREE FITTINGS ON IT FOR THE HOSES. WHAT DO YOU GUYS DO WITH THE THIRD FITTING ON TOP OF THE J-PIPE?, AND MY OTHER QUESTION IS , WHY DO YOU NEED TO OPEN A HOLE IN THE HULL FOR A BILGE THRU-HULL FITTING DRAIN? CANT YOU JUST RUN THE HOSE COMING OUT FROM THE OIL COOLER TO THE THIRD FITTING ON THE J-PIPE AND LET THE HOT WATER GO OUT THROUTH THE J-PIPE LIKE THE STOCK CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM IS ?......

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    CANT YOU JUST RUN THE HOSE COMING OUT FROM THE OIL COOLER TO THE THIRD FITTING ON THE J-PIPE AND LET THE HOT WATER GO OUT THROUTH THE J-PIPE LIKE THE STOCK CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM IS ?..
    the water Does run thru the exhaust in the OEM direction.
    That third nipple on the J-pipe is a STOCK air blead exit or garden hose conection and NEVER has water flowing into it durring normal OEM operation.

    the fitting on top theJ-pipe stays the same. All water routing in the exhaust remains OEM and un-changed.


    With either of these methods would you flush the ski like you normally would?
    NO- you can not use the standard hose connect to flush!!
    Some people have added a second flush conector on the engine side of the system. using two small garden hoses with a hose splitter to feed both cooling systems.
    others have choose a connection between the two systems with another valve inside the ski for flushing.

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    Nice. So Where Do I Get The Water Pump Block Plate? And Do I Have To Used A External Cooler Like What U Show In The Pic? The Reason I Ask Is Cause Am Doin 2 One With A Rxp-x Motor And The Other With Rxp Motor So Am Working On The 1 With The 215 Rxp Now So I Dont Wanna Buy Anything That I Dont Need Like External Cooler For Exsample? It Will Reaming Stock Thanks. Laz

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    the open loop kit is in the store.
    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=499


    heres a stock ic install diagram
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    Thanks A Lot Hopefully It Will All Go Smooth

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapidacceleration View Post
    the water Does run thru the exhaust in the OEM direction.
    That third nipple on the J-pipe is a STOCK air blead exit or garden hose conection and NEVER has water flowing into it durring normal OEM operation.

    the fitting on top theJ-pipe stays the same. All water routing in the exhaust remains OEM and un-changed.



    NO- you can not use the standard hose connect to flush!!
    Some people have added a second flush conector on the engine side of the system. using two small garden hoses with a hose splitter to feed both cooling systems.
    others have choose a connection between the two systems with another valve inside the ski for flushing.
    Do you have a part number for the anode that you use? Also the small hose that come off the head and goes to the top of the coolant tank, does that get blocked off?

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