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Every time I do a pass my bilge fills with water. I've checked all water lines going in and exiting. Everything seems tight. Only does this when I'm wide open. I have to keep my bilge pump on during a pass. Even then I'm still getting lots in the bilge. What could it be? Thanks guys
 

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Every time I do a pass my bilge fills with water. I've checked all water lines going in and exiting. Everything seems tight. Only does this when I'm wide open. I have to keep my bilge pump on during a pass. Even then I'm still getting lots in the bilge. What could it be? Thanks guys

Cracked sucton housing is possible, intake seal broken, shaft seal bad or needs adjustment.
 

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Every time I do a pass my bilge fills with water. I've checked all water lines going in and exiting. Everything seems tight. Only does this when I'm wide open. I have to keep my bilge pump on during a pass. Even then I'm still getting lots in the bilge. What could it be? Thanks guys
suction gasket,packings or your TA plates not sealed well.

I was getting the same thing, but i found I was missing 2 bolts on my suction housing. Istalled them after my new S/H install and now I dont get a lick of water rushing towards my feet.
 

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Every time I do a pass my bilge fills with water. I've checked all water lines going in and exiting. Everything seems tight. Only does this when I'm wide open. I have to keep my bilge pump on during a pass. Even then I'm still getting lots in the bilge. What could it be? Thanks guys
Most likely packing seals, tighten them a bit. Do NOT tighten them so much that the seal out ALL water, or you will burn them up, quickly. There should be a couple drips a minuite sitting still, and a fine mist at speed.

If you no longer have room left to tighten them, replace them and start over.
 

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might be easier to have someone else mash the gas while you peep the back end to find the leak.
 

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WOT maybe the pass is so exciting the passenger wets themselves ??:D

try the "fill the bilge with water on the trailer" method Also plug all the "out lines" and put a little pressure to the cooling system if these show no leaks my moneys on the bowl gasket Tom
 

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Most likely packing seals, tighten them a bit. Do NOT tighten them so much that the seal out ALL water, or you will burn them up, quickly. There should be a couple drips a minuite sitting still, and a fine mist at speed.

If you no longer have room left to tighten them, replace them and start over.
Ill check the packing seals. The motor is new maybe 5 hours. The pump has maybe two seasons on a rebuild. I checked the intake bolts a month or so back I will check that again also. Pump is set back so it can't be the bowl gasket. Thanks for the replys!
 

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Every time I do a pass my bilge fills with water. I've checked all water lines going in and exiting. Everything seems tight. Only does this when I'm wide open. I have to keep my bilge pump on during a pass. Even then I'm still getting lots in the bilge. What could it be? Thanks guys

this was happening to me... the suction houseing to intake bolts were finger tight!! They loosened up over time from vibration...
 

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I have the same thing going on. Cruise is all good, but after a full boost boogie, I get the tidal wave to clean up the aisle. Sitting in the back watching isn't an option with big pipes and a blower belt. I'm thinking about planting a camera back there.
 
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