View Full Version : Ballast Question

05-12-2010, 09:27 AM
I just bought an 08 XLV. I have never had a ballast system before. My port and center bags fill and empty just fine. My starboard bag will fill but not empty. I can hear the drain pump kick on, I blew through the drain hose and it appears to be free from obstruction. I talked to a guy that told me to over fill the bag until water goes through the entire system and starts draining so that the pump will prime properly. Is that the right thing to try or does anyone have any other ideas. I live about 3 hours away from the closest dealer so I would like to get it figured out on my own without making a road trip. Thanks

05-12-2010, 09:32 AM
I fill till it flows out the drain on the side

05-12-2010, 10:16 AM
If the pump is running and there is no obstruction then really the only thing left is prime. A full bag should put enough pressure on the line to prime the pump. The only other thing I can think of is that the drain hose is getting kinked or something when the bag is full. You may want to double-check the routing.

05-12-2010, 10:48 AM
Thanks guys I appreciate it.