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willyt 08-10-2012 09:54 AM

xstar air vents
 
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 06:03 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 06:25 AM

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Look just below the windshield and above the front seats, there will be an inlet on each side.

willyt 08-13-2012 02:24 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 02:51 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 04:01 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 10:09 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 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by willyt (Post 928700)
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 01:39 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 06:02 PM

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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

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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.


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