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Old 11-22-2015, 11:24 AM
Mark2012X2 Mark2012X2 is offline
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Spring in the hose conected to my water pump?

I recently winterized my 2012 X2 for the first time. When I disconnected the intake hose of the water pump (connected to the engine block) there was a spring inside the hose??? Is this normal. A part of the spring actually broke off due to rust. Is this spring supposed to be there? Do I need to replace this hose before driving the boat again?
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:37 AM
EricB EricB is offline
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The spring in the hose keeps the hose from collapsing under a negative pressure operation (suction). Keeps the hose from deforming. It is supposed to be there.
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Old 11-22-2015, 03:47 PM
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I had a problem with my boat back in August. That spring rotted away and made its way into the water pump, cooking the impeller. Dealer warranteed it through ilmor and sent me two new hoses with a improved stainless spring.

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