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willyt
08-10-2012, 10:54 AM
maybe i'm just missing them...
but my old X2 had ram air vents that connected back to the engine bay to vent the engine underway.
mattscraft 09 X2 also has them.

my xstar is missing them? should i just keep the blower on all the time then?

93Prostar190
08-11-2012, 07:03 AM
WillyT I don't know your boat too well but I strongly suspect that there has to be some inlet for fresh air.

If not I can help you install a hood scoop on your rear pad !

I can help you find them if you ever take me out on that sweet boat.

I guess if I had C cups then you would invite me more.

CantRepeat
08-11-2012, 07:25 AM
Look just below the windshield and above the front seats, there will be an inlet on each side.

willyt
08-13-2012, 03:24 PM
yea.... i know that's the location on the newer pickle X2's... those aren't there on xstars (at least any one that i've ever seen)

i washed and waxed the boat yesterday and i'm pretty sure there aren't any scoops...

Specter
08-13-2012, 03:51 PM
I thought those types of scoops were to ventilate the storage compartments, not the engine. Maybe I'm way off base but that's how my dealer explained the scoops on my X-30.

mlawler34
08-13-2012, 05:01 PM
My XStar does not have any sort of visible inlets either. Definitely not anything like the ones shown above on the X2.

willyt
04-24-2013, 11:09 AM
re-hashing this thread. i'm wondering if my engine is running too rich because of a lack of ventilation (started wondering this when i was looking at putting an intake on the truck).

Install a second blower or something?

93Prostar190
04-24-2013, 11:16 AM
re-hashing this thread. i'm wondering if my engine is running too rich because of a lack of ventilation (started wondering this when i was looking at putting an intake on the truck).

Install a second blower or something?

Yo Willy this is good discussion over a beer ... but with the ECU and airflow sensors, the ECU will probably not allow the engine to run rich due to a starvation of air into the engine box ... it will throw a code ... what you describe would be a similar set of events like a clogged air filter ....

Ventilation is key, no question about it ... but I don't think you will see a rich condition as a result on the MCX (or any recent vintage Fuel Injected) powerplant.

Just my $0.02 ..... now let's go cut some holes!

snork
04-24-2013, 02:39 PM
I was informed some years ago that theres enough air/void space in and around motor to not have additional vents

GoneBoatN
04-24-2013, 07:02 PM
When engine is running, the engine is intaking air, acting as one really big and loud blower, correct? Green = air in, red = air out. :D

93784

Now the blower is really meant to purge gas fumes from the bilge area. The vents on most boats will help with this while underway but still not a replacement for using the blower before starting the engine.

GoneBoatN
04-24-2013, 07:08 PM
Maybe they decided that the two little holes up front were enough. After all, if the can allow enough water in to sink a boat... :D

On the serious side, do the areas besides the bow seating (towards hull) have open access into the hull such that it would allow air flow?

MASTIQUE
04-24-2013, 07:20 PM
Maybe they decided that the two little holes up front were enough. After all, if the can allow enough water in to sink a boat... :D

On the serious side, do the areas besides the bow seating (towards hull) have open access into the hull such that it would allow air flow?

Inside the ladder hatch are two vents (one on each side) for venting via a carrying tube to the engine compartment.