Hi SB, how are you today? A couple of good questions here, I just looked at the microfiche diagram of the cooling system from Seadoowarehouse.com and it looks like the inlet hose to the exhaust manifold (the one that Seadoo recommends clamping when being towed) is the one that connects to the flushing adaptor. I guess others on the forum with practical experience of the upper deck removed would be able to confirm this. On your other question re the threads, my flushing adaptor (genuine Seadoo supplied by my dealer) is a push on type to connect to my garden hose, so there is no issue with stripped threads with misalignment, aren't push on connectors available in the USA? I'd suggest changing to the push on type if possible, depending what is available at your marina? Regards Bazza.Hey guys. I think this was discussed long ago but don't think anyone knew exactly. I don't like the fact that SeaDoo states you have to clamp a certain hose should you ever need to get towed in the water and yet that hose is so far down in the inside of the Spark, its not reachable without taking the top off. If you are disabled on the water you can't take the whole upper deck off.
So anyway... I was wondering if anyone knew if the flush kit for IBR sparks is the same little hose that leads to the hose you need to clamp for towing? If so could you just seal that off if you needed to get towed?
This brings me to the other question.... I don't like how cheap the flush kit port is under the IBR. I feel like the cheap plastic threads on it are already stripping from screwing a hose adapter in there each time to flush it. The adapter I screw in is a quick release one and when there is no hose attached it pretty much blocks flow of water going in there. If this is the same thing as clamping the hose when in need of a tow I'd be thrilled.
I plan on leaving the adapter on there instead of unscrewing and stripping the threads on the flush kit more. I checked the clearance and it doesn't stick out much from the port and I turned the steering and could tell that it and the IBR won't hit it with their moving parts. However.... I'm wondering if this needs to be open when I'm riding. Pretty dumb questions but would love to know. I haven't ridden it since I left the quick release adapter on there last time and figured I should ask someone who knows before I do.
Thanks guys! :x