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Thread: FAE problems

  1. #1
    Join Date
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    Default FAE problems

    All of a sudden this year I am starting to have problems with my FAE. Last year all was solid. We boarded, tubed, surfed, slalomed and not one hiccup.

    Now 3x in the last 2 weeks my FAE keeps coming detached.

    Hose clamps holding FAE to the Moomba exhaust are slipping off.

    Time #1, got hoses slipped back over exhaust port and tightened clamps back down. The inner metal rings are still there for the clamps to bind down on to.

    Time #2, Same as above, but also loosened the clamps leading to the FAE exhaust port to let the arms align with the Moomba exhaust port and relieve any pressure there. Tightened all back up using a socket wrench so I could get a little more torque on the clamps.

    Time #3, Just right side came loose, also lost bolt and washers that run up through the welded tube and secure the FAE to the bar that runs across the swim deck brackets. So hose clamp, bolt, nuts and washers are gone.

    Time #1 we were running a tube and surfing. Time #2 and #3 were just surfing so we topped out at about 10mph.

    More than a little frustrated right now with the FAE and its performance. Especially knowing we have run at 30+ mph for skiing and other stuff a year ago.

    Any thoughts? I know lots are running the FAE without issue.
    Derek & Poppy
    2010 Mobius LSV Sandrock/Fossil
    Gravity III ballast, wake plate, Z5, LEDs from Oznium (cup holders, helm, transom)
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  2. #2
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    Default FAE problems

    This worked for me...
    2010 Moomba XLV
    340hp cat
    Gravity 3, wake plate
    Rad-a-cage

    I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
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  3. #3
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    have not had that problem, im getting the down pipe swinging up after running at 30mph-hose clamps are tight
    Hey, Its Moomba time

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  4. #4
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    mine did the same thing (on my 2003). Down pipe was always at about a 45 degree angle.
    Ed Geary
    2009 Moomba Outback V
    Clermont, Fl

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by moombadaze View Post
    have not had that problem, im getting the down pipe swinging up after running at 30mph-hose clamps are tight
    Thank you! I was considering something like this, but wasn't 100% sure what to do. I will give it a shot.
    Derek & Poppy
    2010 Mobius LSV Sandrock/Fossil
    Gravity III ballast, wake plate, Z5, LEDs from Oznium (cup holders, helm, transom)
    Exile SX65M Cabin Speakers w/ Exile XM 15.4
    Exile SXT9Q Tower Speakers w/ Exile XM 30.2
    Exile ZLD MKII

  6. #6
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    Dallas, TX
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    The best fix is to drill 2-4 holes through black hose that fits over the exhaust outlet, then insert stainless screws through both hose, plastic exhaust outlet and inner aluminum ring supplied with FAE. Then place hose clamp over hose and screws. Use flat head screws. This solved my issue of coming off at high speeds for skiing. There's limited room to do the drilling.
    DaveM

    2013 LSV 330HP

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