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    Towing PWC in water - which water supply hose to pinch

    I have a 2009 SD GTX 255 LTD iS and would like to know which water supply hose to pinch in case I need to be towed. The 2008 Shop manual for 4-tec series mentions that above 15MPH you need to pinch a water hose that has red tape on it, but cannot find it. Attached are pics of the engine bay
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    The above pictures show the back side of the engine, and the exhaust plastic resonator ( click is open on the plastic resonator ).

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    It should be near the waterbox/muffler at the rear of the ski on the opposite side from the resonator.

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    Can you please identify the following items ( waterbox? resonator? what other item?) from the pictures:
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    Sorry, I didn't see the IS part of your post when I read it the first time. I am not sure that you can access water hose going to the exhaust manifold. I don't see it in your pics. You may want to call your local dealer. You may just have to tow it under the recommended speeds.

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    I don't have a specific answer for your model, but my GTI has a hose with a red band around it that indicates it's the one to clamp off.

    When in doubt, just keep towing speed under 15 mph and no clamping is needed.

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    Removed the back left bin and had access to the hoses that connect to the flush fitting, intercooler. Attached pictures of hoses from the left back side
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    I have towed my GTX under 10 miles per hour and it still filled up before I bought a clamp to leave in the ski. So the 15 maybe applies to newer models. mine was an 02 gtx.

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    To be safe I would tow the ski below the speed in the operators manual or ask the dealer to help identify the line to the exhaust manifold. If that line is pinched no water can get to the engine.

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    I think I have identified the hose line that goes from the IBR actuator to the exhaust manifold. I have circled it in red in the below picture. Do you think it is this hose?
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