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    When to replace wear ring?

    Is there a time limit, after x amount of hours, in when to replace a wear ring? I'm putting im my stage 1 kit, the ring has about 55 hours on it. there are no chunks missing or gouges. There is an area that is rubbed down alittle thats from the impeller spining. I guess it hard to be more descriptive. what do you think


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    It really depends on the water you ride in and how much stuff gets sucked in there as far as how long they last. A visual inspection serves very well to check wear.

    If I was going w/ a stage 1 and my boat had 55 hrs. I would run a new one just to be sure I was getting the max potential out of the mods.

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    Changed mine at 65hrs and man... what a difference. You definitely can tell when you throw a new one in there..

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    you measure the clearance and replace when it is out of spec. Do a search for the numbers.

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    Just put in a new one, $50 well spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoRXT
    Just put in a new one, $50 well spent.
    I agree... then save the original ring as a spare for the inevitable, "I just sucked up someone's plastic champagne cork that my 14/19.5 refuses to process as my wear ring rapidly becomes destroyed", moment...

    Sorry... I may be venting

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    i replaced mine at like 20 after sucking up some rocks and sand

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    Stock radial clearance is .006". The spec from Sea-Doo says to replace at .014". I replaced mine at .030" and it was night-and-day.

    Mike

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    Smile

    Thanks for the input. I went out to day and bought a new wear ring. I know my gap was greater than .030" I noticed the difference more when i was putting it together. With the old ring the prop fell out and the new ring i had to jiggle the prop to get it to slide it.

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    i have 80 hrs on my rxp flip it at 30 hrs when i suck up some trash hooked up ever since not many geet it out the hole going to add some mods so i'll replace it when i reprop
    04 rxp stage I no wedage
    riva sc impeller
    riva sponsons
    gps 72.2

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