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Old 06-22-2017, 02:46 PM
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If it has a tube coming out of the seal that feed raw water into it you have a dripless. No tube, no dripless.
Thanks Keith!!

Man I sound worthless but how do view this? I did all the leak checks I've read on here today and couldn't find any issues but I don't know how to view the shaft seal on a vdrive? Take off an engine side panel and look below??
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:55 PM
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Can also call Eric at OJ, he rebuilt mine about a month ago cost $75 i believe. I am local so took over and he was done in less than an hour.

Get a heat gun from harbor frieght and heat up, the 5200 will release with a little tapping and prying.

Remove rudder arm someone needs to hold rudder or floor jack

Have some in boat remove 4 nuts while someone else is under with allen wench

Heat port from under, i held 18" or so away for a minute or 2...cheat heat gun from hadbor freight 1 anx xdone tool.

Send to Eric

Clean inside and outsideleft over 5200

Get new rebuilt part back

Tape perimeter of port on bottom so 5200 doesnt smear from excess

Apply 5200 to port around perimeter and then reassemble.

Took less than 30 min and solved our leak.

Good luck.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:18 PM
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Can also call Eric at OJ, he rebuilt mine about a month ago cost $75 i believe. I am local so took over and he was done in less than an hour.

Get a heat gun from harbor frieght and heat up, the 5200 will release with a little tapping and prying.

Remove rudder arm someone needs to hold rudder or floor jack

Have some in boat remove 4 nuts while someone else is under with allen wench

Heat port from under, i held 18" or so away for a minute or 2...cheat heat gun from hadbor freight 1 anx xdone tool.

Send to Eric

Clean inside and outsideleft over 5200

Get new rebuilt part back

Tape perimeter of port on bottom so 5200 doesnt smear from excess

Apply 5200 to port around perimeter and then reassemble.

Took less than 30 min and solved our leak.

Good luck.
Fantastic...thank you!!!!!
Could you see water seeping in to prove it was your problem before replacing??
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:25 PM
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Fantastic...thank you!!!!!
Could you see water seeping in to prove it was your problem before replacing??
Yes, very little at top of rudder housing, removed side panels so could see at speed and much more water coming in.

In addition before identifying would have alot of water in bilge....so much so thought a tank had a crack.
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:56 PM
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Yes, very little at top of rudder housing, removed side panels so could see at speed and much more water coming in.

In addition before identifying would have alot of water in bilge....so much so thought a tank had a crack.
Ok, so your bilge would kick on quite often?
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:54 PM
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Yes....bilge would be often...problem is bilge would only turn on with more than 3" of water.....then discovered rear billge wasnt working andbilge pump was installed with output hose at a 90 degree angle pressing against center tank....not much through put volume.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:37 AM
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Yes....bilge would be often...problem is bilge would only turn on with more than 3" of water.....then discovered rear billge wasnt working andbilge pump was installed with output hose at a 90 degree angle pressing against center tank....not much through put volume.
Great to know as I haven't even looked at my rear bilge. Will check it next. Thank you!!
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:55 AM
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Here's a pic of a new dripless installed. The brass port coming out of it would be connected to a tube feeding raw water into it. On your v-drive you'll find it directly under your motor. With the engine divider panels removed you can see it clearly from one of the rear storage compartments.

When I had issues with my ballast leaking (didn't know it was ballast to start with), I pulled everything out of the boat I could. With the engine divider panels out and all the crap we normally tote around it's easier to see what's going on. I drove around a bit, climbed in the rear storage lockers with my flashlight. Checked the ski locker and center access port. Then filled ballast and repeated until I could figure out where the water was coming from. It seems some of these leaks don't happen until you're underway for various reasons so it can be quite maddening to find sometimes.

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Thanks Keith!!

Man I sound worthless but how do view this? I did all the leak checks I've read on here today and couldn't find any issues but I don't know how to view the shaft seal on a vdrive? Take off an engine side panel and look below??
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:19 AM
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So you know that's not normal and a lot of water.
There should be 0 water if everything is right and tight and you're not taking in water from passengers, surfing, dunking the nose, etc.

Idk if you found the problem because you honed in on the rudder thing. Did you try greasing the rudder? If she's got a sloppy hole, lol, packing it full of lube will help! Hahahaha seriuosly.

Unexpected future leak on my 06X2 was the main ballast fill hose. Unhooked it when winterizing a couple years ago and it split/cracked. Wouldn't have made it another year. Also bilge discharge hoses were shot, replaced them last year when the bilge pump started just recirculating water!

There are about 20 other possible leak sources besides the rudder.
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:14 PM
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Can also call Eric at OJ, he rebuilt mine about a month ago cost $75 i believe. I am local so took over and he was done in less than an hour.

Get a heat gun from harbor frieght and heat up, the 5200 will release with a little tapping and prying.

Remove rudder arm someone needs to hold rudder or floor jack

Have some in boat remove 4 nuts while someone else is under with allen wench

Heat port from under, i held 18" or so away for a minute or 2...cheat heat gun from hadbor freight 1 anx xdone tool.

Send to Eric

Clean inside and outsideleft over 5200

Get new rebuilt part back

Tape perimeter of port on bottom so 5200 doesnt smear from excess

Apply 5200 to port around perimeter and then reassemble.

Took less than 30 min and solved our leak.

Good luck.
This would make a great stickie!
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