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Old 04-18-2014, 06:50 AM
JamesL JamesL is offline
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water output?

Was in the process of dewinterizing my 2008 X45 and was collecting the water and antifreeze that would come out of the exhaust so the dogs would not get harmed from licking it off the ground when finished. I noticed that one of the buckets was only about 1/3 of what the other bucket showed. A friend said that is nothing to be concerned about as long as both had water exiting but my thoughts were that maybe a previous owned had an impeller go bad and a peice of it was lodged somewhere or something? The boat runs great and have not had any issues but was curious to see what you guys thought on the issue. Thanks
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:55 PM
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Was the boat level?

I'm not familar with the x45. Could of the water, while it was in the muffer, simply ran downhill into the other pipe? Either way, I wouldn't be worried about it.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:01 PM
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I would run it further in the driveway and check exhaust manifold temps. If they are even, you should be OK, but if the side with less water is hotter, you have something to investigate.

How are you supplying water to your engine? If you aren't supplying enough water to your engine, there might not be equal amounts coming out.

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Old 04-18-2014, 02:25 PM
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boat was pretty level, temperature seemed steady. i used the fake a lake method which seemed to work pretty well
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:42 PM
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Run the boat at the lake, and check the temperature of the exhaust manifolds. If they're relatively the same, you're good to go.
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:04 PM
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Harbor Freight has a hand held digital temp--laser, pretty cool for about $25.00. Picked one up, seems pretty accurate. Should work great for your application.
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:41 PM
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James, I am sure you are fine, whenever I used a Fake a Lake, output on the exhaust was never equal.

Also if you used RV Propylene Glycol anti-freeze, most likely you can just rinse/soak the area where you ran the boat. Animals don't really like the smell or taste as much as ethylene glycol (auto stuff) The RV stuff is much safer, biodegradable etc.
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:58 PM
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You are fine, one manifold will always run hotter while on the hose....usually the right...check them on the lake and you will see that they are pretty equal.
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