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    Changing the carbon seal

    Is there anything else to be concerned about when doing this other than getting the C-clip out? Is it basically swap the old for the new?


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    Basically swap the old out for the new....

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    the real problem

    is getting the c-clip back on...be prepared with a tool, or a collection of wood blocks and prybars. Not as easy as it might look on some models.

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    Thanks for the replies

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    I just did this last week. It's pretty straight forward. Since my ski sees saltwater fairly routinely, there was some corrosion on the C clip and prop shaft. Let me tell you, it was a PITA to get that metal collar pulled back far enough to get the C clip out and even after installing new parts. It will help if you have another set of hands. That way you can hold the collar back while your buddy removes/or installs the C Clip. The next time I have to do this, I'll borrow the tool from my dealer. They offered to loan it to me for 24 hrs but I was stubborn (stupid) and did it on my own. I WON'T do it without the tool again. It would have been a MUCH easier project with the pry bar tool that pulls the collar back and holds so you can get the clip out... Do a search, there are some threads that have pics and step by step... Good luck.

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    +1 on two hands. I helped IBADTON change his driveshaft, seal and align his motor and with both of us it was really easy.

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    Great info, I saw somewhere someone made a tool to hold the sleeve back I think he wanted like $40 for it

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    Seadoo or third party tool

    I'd highly suggest getting one, I used my rxp tool today to push the ring back on an old xps..not a perfect fit, but it ;likely saved me some cussing and maybe a cut hand. Prior to popping for the tool, I measured and cut some woord blocks, used a 3/4 inch open end wrench and some good luck to ush the rings back.

    I bought the tool when I wasn't able to push the ring back to get the clip on a wake.

    WELL worth the money, as much as you hate spending $100 on something you use once, slicing your hand good will ocst you that much for the er room visit..and scars, no matter what the hot girls say, aren't cool.

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