Thread: What to do if seal fails
08-24-2009, 08:16 AM #1
What to do if seal fails
When those new Drive shaft Seals fail and the will. It is only a matter of time before one doesnt get the maintenance it requires and goes bad. Then as history points out rips the tube off the hull. Who is going to make a repair kit so you can fix it?? Seadoo has no reason a stock seal wont cause that problem so someone needs to step up before hand or somones summer will be ruined...Just a thought
08-24-2009, 02:12 PM #2
Not sure what you are actually looking for here. Repair kit for what?
What seal did you have that failed? There is no reason a well install seal that is greased/maintained should fail.
08-24-2009, 05:23 PM #3
Thanks for answering. Does this new Seal system have needle Bearings like the old ones on pre 2000 Skis ? If so they are going to eventually run into a bearing failure and when that happens the Tubing tears the sleave its clamped to out of the hull. There is a kit to fix it on older Skis but not the 4Tecs with their bigger shafts.. If this is the case we need a repair kit before a failure.
Not trying to pee on the parade just bringing up history. The seal is nice idea.
08-24-2009, 07:00 PM #4
08-24-2009, 07:40 PM #5
The Seal is nothing new just new to 4Tec's Is there a Bearing and how do you keep it from rusting to the shaft? It is and was available to all the 2 strokes I will agree the Seal would have saved at least 3 RXPs and my RXP this summer alone.
08-24-2009, 07:50 PM #6
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08-24-2009, 07:54 PM #7
08-24-2009, 08:05 PM #8
Thanks Gus and REX for the input. Yamahas have sealed Ball bearings and a long drive shaft in a Tube so very little water pressure and a grease barrier and a tube that is fixed in the Bearings and no engine of drive movement to distort the seal. As I have seen on your illustration that you have a better Shaft seal tolerances because of the shaft is machined to fit. Not the case in the old ones. Grease after every ride is a lot to ask of some riders. So do you have a fix made up for when they seize one and rip the tube its mounted to off the hull. What I have been getting at is. IT will happen just a matter of time. Something to think about.
08-24-2009, 08:12 PM #9
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