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    FZR/FZS Owners - Potential leak to be fixed

    While riding this weekend with Bob we found the ski had a small leak. With the seat off and Bob's son piloting I noticed when the ski was underway (40+ mph) water coming from the cooling water return fitting)going out of the rear at the transom plate. Interestingly, Tommy is having the same issue on his FZR.

    We tried a worm clamp instead of the press clamp and that didn't help. We found there is hardly any silicone surround the fitting. Bob spoke with Tommy and he believes the transom plate isn't sealed properly and water is squeezing through and coming in where the fitting-hull-transom plate go together.

    It isn't a ton of water or enough to cause any real problems, the bilge pump can keep up. Still, owners should address the issue, some may be worse than others.

    Tommy thinks the best solution is to pull the transom plate and reseal it.

    More info once they fix the leak....


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    very good to know, water in a ski is never a good thing. post some pix if you can!

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    I noticed some water in my fzr, ill have a good look tommorow

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    10 hrs on the FZS, and not a drop of water in the hull. thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPower View Post
    While riding this weekend with Bob we found the ski had a small leak. With the seat off and Bob's son piloting I noticed when the ski was underway (40+ mph) water coming from the cooling water return fitting)going out of the rear at the transom plate. Interestingly, Tommy is having the same issue on his FZR.

    We tried a worm clamp instead of the press clamp and that didn't help. We found there is hardly any silicone surround the fitting. Bob spoke with Tommy and he believes the transom plate isn't sealed properly and water is squeezing through and coming in where the fitting-hull-transom plate go together.

    It isn't a ton of water or enough to cause any real problems, the bilge pump can keep up. Still, owners should address the issue, some may be worse than others.

    Tommy thinks the best solution is to pull the transom plate and reseal it.

    More info once they fix the leak....
    So what's the verdict? This very thing is happening to my ski as well.

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    Transom plate resealed and the leak is fixed.

    I know of a number of other FZ skis with misaligned transom plates and I think I read in another thread Jerry thinks he has a leak and is going to reseal his too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPower View Post
    Transom plate resealed and the leak is fixed.

    I know of a number of other FZ skis with misaligned transom plates and I think I read in another thread Jerry thinks he has a leak and is going to reseal his too.
    +2, Im going to fix mine next week. I dont think its hurting performance but still is'nt good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPower View Post
    Transom plate resealed and the leak is fixed.

    I know of a number of other FZ skis with misaligned transom plates and I think I read in another thread Jerry thinks he has a leak and is going to reseal his too.
    Your talking about the plate that mates up with the intermediate housing/pump tunnel right??....with all the factory goop slopped around it. Part# 13??
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    Yep, the plate that bolts to the hull and which the pump assembly bolts to.

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    15 hours...bone dry. Maybe the leakers were built on friday ?

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