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    Which hose do I pinch to tow (RXP 2008)?

    Hoping someone can circle the hose in my picture I need to pinch to tow. Is it the hose marked with red tape? As you can see my coolant reservoir decided to empty into my hull

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    1. The hose with the red stripe is the OEM designed hose to clamp off for towing. Most of us simply install a shut off valve on the main hose from the pump suppling water into the ski, shutting off ALL water.

    2. Check your coolant bottle for black specks like pepper.........if so you have a blown head gasket!

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    The hose with the Red ring on it.

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    Page 85 of your owners manual.


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    Explain how pinching that hose stops water from getting into the engine? I always thought you pinch the water supply line from the jet pump. that is not that line.
    Did something change from 2004 to 2008 for which line to block?

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    Which hose do I pinch to tow (RXP 2008)?

    Quote Originally Posted by SplishSplash View Post
    Explain how pinching that hose stops water from getting into the engine? I always thought you pinch the water supply line from the jet pump. that is not that line.
    Did something change from 2004 to 2008 for which line to block?
    If you study the cooling setup on any 4tec Seadoo you will quickly understand.
    You donít want to fill up your waterbox, then the exhaust mani and eventually the cylinders if 2 or more exhaust valves are open.

    So pinch the line coming from pump for all water or pinch that small line to downpipe which injects the water in the exhaust/waterbox.

    If you pinch it during flushing you can keep your engine stopped and flush IC as long as you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by SplishSplash View Post
    Explain how pinching that hose stops water from getting into the engine? I always thought you pinch the water supply line from the jet pump. that is not that line.
    Did something change from 2004 to 2008 for which line to block?
    the hose on top of all 08-20 waterboxes is the only one that fills up the waterbox which would would back fill into the cyl head and then the engine which valves are open

    02-07 you need to pinch off the 3/4" inlet hose off the pump, its marked with a green stripe i believe, the J-pipe has two smaller hoses that would fill up the waterbox and ruin the engine, so its easier to clamp off just the one

    i carry these with me, https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-14...%2C127&sr=8-11

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    Great, thanks! Good to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meeper View Post
    I carry these...they double as hose pinchers and a tool to pick crap out of the pump.



    https://www.amazon.com/SE-616FC-16-I...s%2C141&sr=8-2
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    Yikes, jpt7779 was right on the money. Blown head gasket.

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