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    Have hole in exhuast on circular welds. Well a cold weld compound work on repairing these. Causing hull to fill with water
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    I had a pin hole in the same place on my 97 xp.

    Depending on how big it is, you could use JB WELD..I used it and it's still holding strong after 25 hours of aggresive riding.

    But like BILL O told me, the proper way is to have it welded.

    Good Luck

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    This happened to me as well.

    I used a hole saw to cut a piece of 3/16" aluminum the correct size. Remove the corroded piece (You will find it is very thin there) from your exhaust and clean away the paint and anything else surrounding the hole.
    Remove the piece from the exhaust using an air die grinder and go all the way to the surrounding thicker aluminum. You will have to remove the exhaust to perform this operation so use this opportunity to clean any sludge etc. from the interior. Weld your new piece on and paint the exhaust with heat paint.

    Good luck.......Tom

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    What kind od weld, stick tig, mig. I do not want to cut a hole thre it. Yes i have relized it is very thin . Why dod seadoo put these thin circular welds there. Why did they not make a solid header pipe
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    TIG weld it.
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    Did sea doo have a purpose on putting these thin circular weld on the header pipe and why ?
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    They are the plugs from the casting process.
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    Thanks i just wanted to know the purpose of them. I thought it was an engineers bright idea
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    Because when casting aluminum, you need to be able to pour the aluminum into the mold, and get the air out of the mold.

    If yours is in bad shape, buy a good used non-saltwater pipe from a shop like mine. Most of us PWC shops have take-off pipes in our inventory of used parts. Deal with shops in the areas of the country that are not near an ocean, or gurantee that little or no saltwater has been run though the pipe. That just about excludes Florida and many other gulf states where ocean riding is normal.
    Bill O'Neal WCM
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    Actually these sea doos were gave to me but come from florida. Extereior in good shape. But the saltwater took a toll on the metal. I did price header pipes and they are expensive . Whats a used one run
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