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    Drive Shaft Repair Local to Raleigh, NC + 2 hour radius

    Anyone willing or knows of anyone that can help me diagnose a water leak I have on my 03 GTX SC near Raleigh/Wilmington, NC area. New driveshaft and carbon seal was installed about a year and a half ago managed to put about 5 hours on the ski since due to water leak that only happens while the ski is running. I am looking to sell this ski not looking to spend a fortune otherwise I'll make the drive to Delaware if I have too. Any advice assistance is appreciated.


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    if they forgot to put the rubber bumper back on the front of the driveshaft that would cause it to go to far forwards and cause a leak.

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    A missing rubber cap will not let the shaft move enough to cause any leaks. You need to remove the driveshaft and inspect the carbon ringl for cracks, even a very fine one will let a good deal of water in while running. Also inspect the support ring (metal part the seals against the carbon ring) for nick's and make sure the o-rings inside it are in good condition and don't have any tears in them.

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    Yep I'm thinking either the carbon seal has a crack even though I purchased it brand new from SBT or that the motor mount maybe got broke which is allowing the shaft to flex and leak water in the hull. Think I can get out under $500?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCNismo32 View Post
    Yep I'm thinking either the carbon seal has a crack even though I purchased it brand new from SBT or that the motor mount maybe got broke which is allowing the shaft to flex and leak water in the hull. Think I can get out under $500?
    If you do it yourself its less than $100 for a new carbon seal kit and maybe a little more if you need a motor mount but still way less than $500 Keep your eyes peeled for a hairline crack in the carbon ring, it will leak like crazy with one.

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