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    Hose pinch during towing not recommended any more?

    In the owners manual for a 2008 GTI, it recommend pinching the water supply hose from the exhaust manifold to the muffler with a hose pincher prior to towing.




    The hose is indicated with a strip of red tape:



    In the 2011 and 2012 owners manual, there is no mention of this, but the hose is still marked with the red tape:



    I assume it's still a good idea to pinch the hose prior to towing??
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    My '17 RXT-260 was towed last month and I was concerned about water getting in the engine. I didn't have a clamp and the even if I did I wouldn't have known where to apply it. My owner's manual doesn't say anything about this. The tow boat captain pulled me at planing speed (probably about 10 MPH) and I didn't have any issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pro1200 View Post
    My '17 RXT-260 was towed last month and I was concerned about water getting in the engine. I didn't have a clamp and the even if I did I wouldn't have known where to apply it. My owner's manual doesn't say anything about this. The tow boat captain pulled me at planing speed (probably about 10 MPH) and I didn't have any issue.
    If you have access to your ski, see if there is a hose with a piece of red tape around it.

    As far as I know these are the same engines (2008-2012+), so I don't know why their recommendation would change.

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