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  1. Ultra LX exhaust gasket orientation

    Getting my engine put back together after fixing a leaking head gasket, and canít make sense of the manual to know which way the indent on the exhaust manifold gasket should be facing. Or does that...
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    Reusing gaskets

    Just got done with a rebuild on my 2015 ultra LX engine and put about 40 minutes on it when I noticed the pisser was not pissing. Not sure how long it was like that, as much as 15 minutes, as little...
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    i don’t have much to report till I get my new...

    i don’t have much to report till I get my new water box in and do a side by side comparison on how water flows through them. But from my research anything that breaks the seal of the exhaust port to...
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    I don’t think the sketch is quite accurate as to...

    I don’t think the sketch is quite accurate as to how water travels through the water box, but is more a conceptual drawing. The one thing I’m confused on, is when I spray water into the inlet it...
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    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachm...

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=448775&stc=1

    Found a small pin hole in the interior wall of the water box - it’s just inside the exhaust outlet port.
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    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachm...

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=448740&stc=1

    I did find the hose that runs water from the jet pump into the exhaust manifold has a rip in it...not sure if thatís a...
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    Ran the water hose into the cooling line on the...

    Ran the water hose into the cooling line on the collector, leaving the blue hose end faced down and the exhaust manifold/water jackets up at an angle...forcing water to flow up hill through the water...
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    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachm...

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=448738&stc=1

    A decent amount of pitting where the blue exhaust hose connects with the water box, but it showed no signs of that leaking (ran...
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    Which piece is the exhaust collector?

    Which piece is the exhaust collector?
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    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachm...

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=448676&stc=1Made this modification to the exhaust outlet. Look kinda ugly, but should be a decent improvement on the back pressure- also added...
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    Its been a very reliable machine up till this...

    Its been a very reliable machine up till this issue. Never thought twice about it not starting
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    With so many reports of this being an issue Iím curious if anyone has contacted Kawasaki directly? Is there even a way to do that? Unfortunately most dealer/shop mechanics I talk to donít have any...
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    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=22322...

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=223227
    Another similar thread...
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    There was a bit of buildup on the water jackets...

    There was a bit of buildup on the water jackets around the exhaust, but no red herring leading to what caused it. I got a couple hundred hours of drifting on the ocean without the ski running with...
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    I ran the ski for almost 400 hours without...

    I ran the ski for almost 400 hours without issues, then it hydro locked 2nd trip this year...now I want to make sure it won’t happen again. I fish the Oregon Coast and typically go out in as big as...
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    Mine is a 2015 with single water box and no reed...

    Mine is a 2015 with single water box and no reed valve/backwash flapper on the exhaust outlet. I did order up a reed valve from the 08-09 ultra that should bolt right on - will this be enough? Or...
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    any chance you can take a picture of this, or...

    any chance you can take a picture of this, or explain more?
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    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=26347...

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=263470&highlight=Ultra+hydro+lock

    Also worth reading this thread
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    Not sure how much it will help, but I am looking...

    Not sure how much it will help, but I am looking at adding a reed valve from a 2008 LX in an attempt to keep pressure from building up from the exhaust port exit on the hull.

    this thread gave me...
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    Great feedback guys, thank you! I’m definitely...

    Great feedback guys, thank you! I’m definitely gonna look at the options of getting that line plugged! On a side note, I found brass shavings in the oil when changing it, so engine is pulled &...
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    Flushed the engine with diesel fuel the next...

    Flushed the engine with diesel fuel the next morning, saltwater shouldn’t be a problem at this point. If the picture I’m trying to attach is readable, it explains fairly well how the hydro lock...
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    Thanks for the input. Was planning on doing the...

    Thanks for the input. Was planning on doing the pump as well, perfect timing with the engine out. The 1st hydro lock happened before the tow. Was drifting for about 20 minutes fishing, then tried...
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    Hydro locked 2015 ultra LX

    Pretty sure I hydro locked my 2015 ultra LX. Itís got just shy of 400 hours so I decided it would be a good time to pull the engine and do a thorough rebuild. Didnít help that the tow in my hose...
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    Not quite, my problem gets better once warmed up...

    Not quite, my problem gets better once warmed up well. And will typically fire back up in one bump of the starter. If I ease off the throttle really slow, it won’t stall...but the last couple trips...
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