09-13-2006, 08:06 PM #1
Can I install my Riva thru hull W/out removeing???
Guys I wasn't thinking the other day. I was just happy that I had my RE's. So I installed them and then I realized today! OH $hit, I didn't install my Riva thru hull. So Can I do it without removeing my RE's? They are RTVed on very, very, very well. If I can what is the trick? Small Hands?
If not, selling the Riva thru hull. Cause, I ain't pulling the RE's off.
09-13-2006, 08:11 PM #2
it's defintiely possible... then again i just go on top of the motor and lay down and stick my whole head and upper body down in there...
it's more of a question for long arms and patience... i think u can pull it off man
i can relate to the RE excitement... i got a set on the way, to be delivered FRIDAY
hell, i dont even have a motor in my RXP and i'm excited about the REs, hahaha
09-13-2006, 08:14 PM #3
why does it work better with RE's off to install the thru-hull? just courious for when i install mine! (Shibby u get the check?)
09-13-2006, 08:23 PM #4
Austin, you can do it. I do it all the time.
Just turn the hose clamp nut towards the pump tunnel. You can easily reach in there with a 1/4" drive ratchet and socket to tighten the hose clamp.
Last edited by Green Hulk; 09-14-2006 at 09:06 AM.
09-13-2006, 08:24 PM #5Originally Posted by rxpblast
09-13-2006, 08:25 PM #6
I did mine with block offs on. It was a tight fit and you have to make sure the clamp is in the perfect position. I think I used my smallest rachet with the little extension.
Then again I'm a small guy, you big goons may have trouble
09-13-2006, 08:25 PM #7
ok well i will try with the BO's on and if that doesn't work i can trythe other way!
09-13-2006, 09:57 PM #8
GOOD to hear. I had bought it from GH and just sat it in the corner as I was going to polish the exhaust tip to a bright shine and then forgot about the dang thing.
09-14-2006, 08:21 AM #9
Austin, as Jerry said, you can do it. I just lay on top of the intake manifold side of the engine and reach back there with a 1/4" socket wrench with an 8mm socket. It's a blind maneuver, so make sure the hose clamps are turned the right way. It's really not that difficult.
09-14-2006, 10:00 AM #10Originally Posted by Franko
I agree...totally doable.
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