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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-02-2018, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my Kawasaki 1100 STX out of the shop. Had the driveshaft bearing replaced and the ski checked out mechanically. Took the ski to the lake and the ski didn't feel right. Checked the engine compartment and found 3 inches of water. Pulled the ski out of the water and drained it. Put it back in the water and looked for and found no water. Turned on the engine and found the engine compartment filling with water. Checked all hoses and couldn't find anything wrong. What the hell is going on. Help
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-03-2018, 04:29 AM
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There are hoses under the exhaust manifold. Check those and feel around the manifold for water. Could be a hose has a break in it, or the pisser line if nothing else is evident. Also look at the cooling inlet line at the tunnel.
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You are just going to keep testing and slowly zero in on it until you see it or feel it

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Found exhaust manifold cracked at very bottom. Going to try and get it welded. Think JB weld would work.
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Just get another one off ebay.
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I did a little research. Sounds like Rod is on target. A new or good used one is the right thing to do
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What year is it ? I may know of someone that has a spare that will let it go cheap.
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Its a 2000 STX 1100 DI
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I may have misspoke. According to the repair manual' it's the expansion chamber below the exhaust pipe. it sits at the very bottom of the ski and it is rusted out at the bottom.
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The other one I was thinking of is from a carbed engine. Wont work on yours.
If it's corroded, then I would definitely get a replacement. There may not be enough material around it to weld to, and there is a water jacket there also.
Is this a salt water machine ? Usually that only happens from salt water or cracks from freezing.
This is the cheapest one I see.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2000-00-Kaw...EAAOSwpONZQTpf
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