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    Well she got wet today. Some plusses and some minus's but she floats and thats prolly the most important.

    The engine runs strong except a minor water leak. I found it and I had left a bolt un tightened... oops.

    However i did have a question. i filled the bowl with 90 weight but the water gettting pumped by the jet seems to have oil in it so i think its leaking. Is this normal?

    I dont think so. So if not i need to replace the oil seal in the jet. Any thoughts on price and level of difficulty?

    i got some vid but its only from the no wake zone. didnt want to take the woman out with my digi cam in a boat i was not sure was not going to self destruct. But ill post it up shortly.
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    Shawn congratulations hope you had fun !the 90 wt leak prolly means you bowl seal is displace,worn or fowled (fishing line etc) not the end of the world ,easy to replace or you could switch it out to water or grease lube etc ,seals cheap, works relatively simple, Tom

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    Thanks Tom.

    You got one i can order from ya? I still got that manual you sent me so i think i got everything but the part.


    I got a 12JE model pump with a Place diverter trim nozzle

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    She does not look this small in person.. but im the fat kid driving. I only have pics from the no wake zone so no speedy pics... but SOON!!!








    Still working on video.. it did not upload well.


    Oh and did i mention that i think one of the fisherman was callin the game warden on my way in... i guess i was scarin his fishies.

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    The maiden voyage is always good when she goes back on the trailer on her own power.Good for you!!!The oil leak is no biggie,gas costs more than a seal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkisst View Post
    The maiden voyage is always good when she goes back on the trailer on her own power.Good for you!!!\
    Thats exaclty why i called it a WIN.

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    congratulations hope you had fun
    You just got to love it when a plan starts coming together

    The seal is a piece of cake get the new seal a case of beer and 3 friends to help and you will be good to go

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    SO this is us leaving the no wake.. like i said no speed pics yet but at least she floats and runs... woot.


    http://media.putfile.com/MVI-2190


    Link fixed.
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    Good for you! All the work paying off! And on the pump seal its a nobrainer with a JE pump alot less to remove than on a JC or JG! Good luck

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    CONGRATS!! i cant wait for my first voyage in my new ride. sounds great!
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    It's possible you installed the seal backwards, i was told if you do this they will pretty much immediatly blow out. Also there's two brands of seals ones soft and you can squish it in your hand and the other is hard. THe hard one i guess has a better chance of staying in place, expecially if your putting down anything more than stock BB power. This is what jack at MPD told me anyway...

    If i remember correctly both seams should be facing the impeller... so the part of the seal where you can see the coil wire should be facing the impeller.

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