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    A little advice here guys. The strainer is a great product, works well, and obviously needs to be cleaned frequently.

    I found that the fittings included with this kit can and will get brittle and crack over several years. Been there done that.

    I highly recommend you use Schedule 80 fittings from Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, etc. The hoses use 3/4" fittings.

    Over kill maybe, but this is the last place you need a leak inside the hull.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jpt7779 View Post

    A little advice here guys. The strainer is a great product, works well, and obviously needs to be cleaned frequently.

    I found that the fittings included with this kit can and will get brittle and crack over several years. Been there done that.

    I highly recommend you use Schedule 80 fittings from Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, etc. The hoses use 3/4" fittings.

    Over kill maybe, but this is the last place you need a leak inside the hull.
    I view the whole strainer as a wear item because the bowl can get brittle and crack too. Most of these strainers we are using aren't designed for the pressure we put through them.

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    Seadoo comes stock with a strainer in the pump although not very affective.

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    I agree with Jerry, I only have to look at what the filter catches to warrant having one.

    Ill grab a picture next time I am out, as its a real eye opener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFizzleJR View Post
    I view the whole strainer as a wear item because the bowl can get brittle and crack too. Most of these strainers we are using aren't designed for the pressure we put through them.
    Most....

    Yeah... - I want the one outside of these "most" and not as a wear item...
    I dont care the money it will cost, but I am not putting in another risk.

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    Does it work on a stock internal ic setup?

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    This was my intercooler than I literally ran it once before I put a strainer in. I actually remember getting the intercooler installed and going out for a ride before I installed my strainer and all it took was 1 ride (strainer was ordered but didn't arrive yet).... bad luck for me but that's the possibility when riding in the ocean, especially the shallow gulf side of florida. Oh and no I didn't hit a sand bar or anything, the water is just dirty and many big boats we all follow when riding kick up sand and debris in the water..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmorningstar_rxp View Post
    Does it work on a stock internal ic setup?
    This is not needed on a stock 215 style internal intercooler as the water passages are huge... nothing is clogging them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naplesrxp View Post
    This was my intercooler than I literally ran it once before I put a strainer in. I actually remember getting the intercooler installed and going out for a ride before I installed my strainer and all it took was 1 ride (strainer was ordered but didn't arrive yet).... bad luck for me but that's the possibility when riding in the ocean, especially the shallow gulf side of florida. Oh and no I didn't hit a sand bar or anything, the water is just dirty and many big boats we all follow when riding kick up sand and debris in the water..
    Is this the Riva Gen3 that leaked on you after less than a year of use? Or is this a new unit that you ran just one time without a strainer and found a leak? I also run in the Fort Myers and Naples area and my Gen 3 only lasted 6 months. This failure mode is something I never thought of but I would think the strainer in the pump would keep this large of debris out.

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    Cool

    100% Agree !!!

    Stock or not, it's only a small investment. You will be suprised how much dirt you'll find, even when not coming into shallow water!!

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