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2000 Response LX Blower question

FSSPCatFSSPCat Posts: 128 Baller
3 Inch or 4? Thanks ballers.

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  • WayneWayne Posts: 508 Solid Baller
    Point of reference, my 2002 Sunsetter had a 3”.
  • FSSPCatFSSPCat Posts: 128 Baller
    Thanks @Wayne. I would assume it would be the same.
  • Ski_DadSki_Dad Posts: 466 Baller
    3" - do yourself a favor get the good stuff, mine had the cheapie stuff in it and it's was crap compared to what I picked up at a good dealer.


  • FSSPCatFSSPCat Posts: 128 Baller
    @Mitzysman. I was just going to replace the fan. Do you normally need to replace the hose too?
  • Ski_DadSki_Dad Posts: 466 Baller
    sorry I misread your question - i thought you were asking about the hose. I just did mine a few weeks ago b/c it was aging and brittle and kept falling into the trunk. You might find that you won't be able to get the old stuff off without cracking it, not sure.
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,586 Mega Baller
    edited April 2018
    My 99" Rlx is 3", should be the same as yours. I replaced my blower and hose about 5 years ago. Was doing some maintenance the other day and noticed the tubing was rotted away. I bought some blue duct tubing . There are some silicon and other types but that were recommended on forums but they were much more expensive.
    FSSPCat
  • foxriveratfoxriverat Posts: 582 Crazy Baller
    edited April 2018
    2000 Malibu Response LX 2019 65 HO Syndicate Omni Vapor Bindings
  • WayneWayne Posts: 508 Solid Baller
    Another weird thing, my blower fan was mounted against the stringer in the bilge. Essentially the low point. Mine failed from getting wet so I relocated to the ski locker and never had any issues after that.
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,577 Mega Baller
    edited April 2018
    @Wayne, there's a reason for that. Gasoline vapors are more dense than normal air thus they'll settle to the lowest possible point. The lower you can get your blower, the more thorough evacuation of any vapors becomes. Might be worth running a tube from the current blower mount point to the low point of the bilge on the intake side of the blower.
    boats are like girlfriends you love them however there is another one around the corner - bananaron, July 21, 2020
    FSSPCat
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,415 Mega Baller
    @UWSkier that's how all the ones I've seen are done, a bit of a snorkel pipe down into the bilge from the blower can't imagine the blower being down there though.

  • WayneWayne Posts: 508 Solid Baller
    @UWSkier you are very correct. I still had a tube running down to the low point of the bilge to properly evacuate gasoline vapor/fumes. I guess I didn’t explain the modifications fully. My 2009 Response LXI is configured in the same way I had to modify my 2002 Sunsetter.

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