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    Seadoo leaking ride plate -- need torque specs for torx

    Hi Guys,

    I spent the weekend taking apart my speedster 150 since something didnt look right for a long time.
    Now with a few water and coolant leaks I decide to take the ride plate off and I found my culprit, a total incompetent assembly line worker who dropped a stainless nut into the rideplate glue before bolting it into place.

    Long story short, does anyone have the torque specs for the torx screws that hold the rideplate together ? I have it all apart now and I am getting the glues ready + cleaned up all the screws.

    Some pics for future re-builders

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    The nut stuck in the glue, that side had a good 1/2 inch gap on the boat and rocks would get stuck through there.
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    Closer look, the nut got pressed into the rideplate cover and molded itself into place.
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    Shows how deep the hole was
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    Rideplate taken apart
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    Thanks in advance for the info guys, this forum rocks for my repairs when these things happen. I will snap some more pics to help others that plan on rebuilding their rideplate.
    -Ciprian


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    Any suggestions guys ? Not sure how much torque to use in tightening these bolts back up.

    Is hand tight going to be ok ? Ive ready that rtv is used on each bolt individually to prevent any leaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxglobal View Post
    Any suggestions guys ? Not sure how much torque to use in tightening these bolts back up.

    Is hand tight going to be ok ? Ive ready that rtv is used on each bolt individually to prevent any leaks.
    Just go with 'common sense' with this. Checked my manual but nothing stated. Only the removal of the plate.

    Interesting to see the inside of the ride plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxglobal View Post
    Any suggestions guys ? Not sure how much torque to use in tightening these bolts back up.

    Is hand tight going to be ok ? Ive ready that rtv is used on each bolt individually to prevent any leaks.

    I've had a few bolts leaking antifreeze in which they were easy to access when the pump or jet housing were removed. I bought a few rubber o rings at home depot that fitted tight onto the bolt and tightened as needed. When tightened a little excess rubber from the o ring around the bolt came off or peeled away creating a good seal. 2 seasons, replaced antifreeze and still no leaks since the repair.

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    Torque the torx screws to 87 in./lbs. and using locktite 243. Start in the middle working outwards. Apply sealant around the entire front leading edge of the plate and along the sides to the rear. Be sure to add sealant around the bolt holes and coolant pipes. Torque the M8 bolts to 18 ft/lbs and using locktite 243. Be sure to align the plated fore/aft & left/right.
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