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I'm glad to see there is a forum for 2014 Seadoo's already:laugh: I looked at the forums and I haven't seen anything on installing a flushing kit on a 3up w/IBR. You would think after spending $8,200 bucks on a new jet ski, the dealer would have installed one before I left the dealership. But after I got home and read the manual, it talked about flushing the unit and after looking on the left side of the IBR unit where the connection is, it looks like a bugger to take all that off to get to it to install the flushing adapter unit. I ordered a flushing unit on-line ($24.00) and I'm riding it only on fresh water lakes until the flushing kit comes in. I guess my question is, if I'm mechcanilly inlcined would it be worth saving the money and installing it myself (for the first time) or bring it to a dealer and pay them to do it? What do you guys think.
 

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Install yourself! I did mine. I think it took about an hour. Be sure you have a metric socket set. You will have to take the IBR off in order to screw in the bracket. I agree with you except I think that if you are spending that kind of money on the IBR, Sea Doo would install the 1.00 part as part of it.
 

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Thx all for the advice. After looking at the directions, I can handle it. Still waiting for the unit to be shipped, but when it comes in, I'm going to install the flushing unit myself and then go into Chesapeake bay and do some jet skiing.
 

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Lessons learned when installing Flushing unit

I want to thank all the other forum members for the advice. I installed the flushing unit, but ran into a couple of snags and why not share them here with other new forum members who might be thinking about installing the flushing unit themselves vice paying $200 bucks for a shop to install it. I pretty much followed the instructions that Spark-Orion provided via link. Removing the IBR, Trim Ring and Nozzle and the Pump was not difficult (except one bolt), the following issues created some aggravation when re-installing everything:

1. Re-installing the pump back in the hosing will take time & patience because the spines on the shaft have to align with the slot on the pump. It’s kinda like putting a car transmission back on the mount and aligning the shaft to the spines, except a lot lighter. You know when you have installed correctly because the unit will fit flush against the body.

2. The one bolt on the bottom of the Trim Ring and Nozzle that is recessed and only can be reached with a ¼ ratchet and ½ size deep socket, at least it worked for me. Pic provided.

3. When installing the reverse rod to the IBR unit, it’s was a little tough because you can’t see what you doing to align up the bracket with the nut. Suggestion that worked for me, leave out the bushing that goes into the slot on the IBR and once you aligned the bracket and the bolt is going through, you can push the bushing in the hole and then put the washer & nut on. Saved me some time.

4. The flushing kit came with a hose, 2 clamps, hose connector and the hose adapter. They didn’t provide a quick disconnect to connect to the hose then to the flushing unit. So I bought a small valve (see pic) and an adapter with a quick disconnect to use when I flush the unit from Lowe’s (under $8 bucks). I use the valve so I don’t have to walk back to the facet to turn it on and off. (I’m lazy sometimes).

If you have the right tools and like tackling jobs like this one, it wasn’t that bad.

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I just went to see a dealer today about the recall. I asked about the flush kit and price to install. He said why would you waste money on the the kit and cost of installation. He said here at the shop they just start the spark then stick the 1/2 plastic tube connected to the hose. Nothing more than that. Makes sense to save the money.
 

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I just went to see a dealer today about the recall. I asked about the flush kit and price to install. He said why would you waste money on the the kit and cost of installation. He said here at the shop they just start the spark then stick the 1/2 plastic tube connected to the hose. Nothing more than that. Makes sense to save the money.

Hi,

I bought a flushkit for my IBR-spark that i will install when i inspect/change the wear-ring.

In the meantime i push the end of the gardenhose to the connection on the Spark... Takes just 2 sec if even that. The flushkit isn't really needed if you ask me, but i will install it however because it looks nice...
 
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