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Old 10-08-2017, 05:23 AM
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Shaft seal leak or not?

Hi I just bought a 2011 x star. When I put it on the hose to start it on the trailer it leaks water out the drive shaft. Is this is normal? Donít really know much about this type of shaft seal. I canít remember my Malibu or nautique doing this. Not even sure what type of seals they had. Attached is a video. If anyone has any knowledge they could share would be much appreciated
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:06 AM
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No it's not a leak. The water coming out of there is from the dripless shaft seal. It has a hose that feeds what to the seal to keep it cool. It's normal.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:59 AM
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:35 PM
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Thanks for the info
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:35 PM
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Quick question x-30 2013 never looked at seal when done with boat but wrapped rope around prop today - not bad spun prop backwards and rope came off easy. Was checking it over after I took it for shake down - no vibration but noticed water dripping off prop when boat in bout - touched water and it was hot -looked in engine compartment and it looked pretty dry - could this just be the shaft seal water system and I just never paid attention?
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:51 PM
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No it's not a leak. The water coming out of there is from the dripless shaft seal. It has a hose that feeds what to the seal to keep it cool. It's normal.
I noticed this a month ago when I changed the oil. Water was hot. Glad to know this is normal.
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