Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    84

    Install on SS Wear Ring

    Well got my SS Wear Rings today and when I went to install them I found them to be MUCH harder to seat into the pump. First try after the freezer trick for the SS ring itself and I found I could only get it halfway in. So THEN I put entire pump and SS ring (half installed ) in the freezer for two hours and THEN I get a block of wood and a rubber hammer and beat the **** out of it for about ten minutes to get it to inch in the rest of the way. THEN put it out in the sun so it will expand slightly and then I installed impeller. So don't get discouraged if it takes a while to get the SS wear ring seated!!! LOL


  2. #2
    Site Admin Green Hulk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Morgan City, LA
    Posts
    36,398
    +1
    2,524
    I use a 5# hammer and a wooden block and they drive right. Just make sure you tap it in evenly, or it will give you fits.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    S.E. Michigan
    Posts
    68
    How do you get one back out if you ever need to in the future? Cutting stainless with out cutting into the aluminum pump sounds near impossible.

  4. #4
    Moderator Franko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    3,829
    +1
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra/RXP
    How do you get one back out if you ever need to in the future? Cutting stainless with out cutting into the aluminum pump sounds near impossible.
    What I did was remove the rubber pump seal which exposes about a half inch of the top of the wear ring. I used a Dremel to cut slots in the sides of the wear ring big enough to get a flat head screw driver in. Then I turned the pump upside down and tapped each side with a hammer and screwdriver until it came out. Of course when it dropped out, it fell on my foot and damn near broke it

  5. #5
    GRNGOBLIN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO
    Posts
    166
    Quote Originally Posted by Franko
    What I did was remove the rubber pump seal which exposes about a half inch of the top of the wear ring. I used a Dremel to cut slots in the sides of the wear ring big enough to get a flat head screw driver in. Then I turned the pump upside down and tapped each side with a hammer and screwdriver until it came out. Of course when it dropped out, it fell on my foot and damn near broke it
    how long did it last before needing replaced?

  6. #6
    Moderator Franko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    3,829
    +1
    2
    Well, I had to replace mine because i had a bunch of shaft deflection that caused burning on one side of the wear ring. Had to replace the prop too. If you don't have this problem, you may never have to replace it.

  7. #7
    Site Admin Green Hulk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Morgan City, LA
    Posts
    36,398
    +1
    2,524
    I have about 90 hours on one of my SS wear rings and its still like new.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Installed stage 1 kit and SS wear ring. Break-in??
    By iceman1998 in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-28-2009, 08:21 PM
  2. Anyone running the SS wear ring sold on ebay?
    By snowrunner in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-19-2009, 07:18 PM
  3. SS wear ring install problems
    By aha in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-08-2008, 08:27 PM
  4. New impeller rubbing on new ss wear ring...
    By Alaska05RXT in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-16-2007, 02:27 AM
  5. Installing SS wear ring?
    By Yuji in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-16-2006, 10:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •