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    Default 200 Optimax question...using water hose to cool engine at idle...

    Hi Everyone-

    I brought out the Jetrcaft this weekend from winter storage to clean her off and hooked up the water hose to start engine. Engine started fine, sounds fine. I ran it at idle RPM and revved it a few times...seems ok...

    I noticed a trickle of water coming out of starboard muffler with the hose running...Is that normal?! I know water is running out everywhere else but this seemed weird...

    Anyone know ?

    Thanks,

    Mike

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    Yep. Totally normal. It pushes water thru the exhaust to cool it. I'm sure someone will chime in and be more specific on how it all works. When I had my SJ, it would idle and pump water thru just fine. Others I've heard that they will over heat if left idling long.
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    Thank you!!!! That is a big relief. I was worried something happened over winter with a seal on the motor...

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    I concur with Rob The exhaust is water cooled, only time I would worry is if it doesn’t come out the exhaust….

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    Best to not rev it when out of water.Idle only

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