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    Carbon seal - someone guide me on this one



    Ok, so I have my SC out getting new washers put in it by Jerry. I am taking on water in the hull, so I eliminated everything That somehow exchanges water from the outside. So I am thinking Carbon ring

    I look down on the drive shaft and see a rubber shield of some sort closest to the motor. I assume I pull off the oetiker clamps and take that thing off to get to the C-clip.

    I can borrow the tool I need from my dealer to pull back __________?

    Can someone please take me through what I need to do? Also when you pull the driveshaft out, does #37 stay in there or does it come out.


    There will never be a better time to replace the carbon ring.


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    No, you don't do anything with that rubber cover except bend it back. You need a shaft removing tool to push the floating ring towards the back of the hull. That exposes the c-clip which sits under the floating ring. Once the c-clip is removed, you remove the drive shaft. The carbon ring is seated inside the rubber accordian boot. You can either loosen the front clampo and take it out or remove the entire accordian boot.

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    Oh I see. So that shroud does not hold anything in place, it is simply some sort of PTO cover then, right?

    Franko, what is that c-clip for? I cannot tell from the fiche what its purpose is.

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    It, along with the floating ring, holds the shaft in.

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    As always, I appreciate your help.

    It looks like I can do this pretty easily myself.

    The only question, is that plug on the engine end of the drive shaft.

    Pulling the drive shaft, will that plug get dislodged or slightly turned sideways? Or does it simply come out as a part of the driveshaft. Any thoughts on this?

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    It will come out with the shaft. You should not have any problem with it.

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    I just thought of a way to pull the c clip out without a removal tool and easier than manhandling the boot back towards the rear of the ski.

    Loosen both of the clamps that hold the boot on. Get yourself 2 thick zip ties. place the zip ties under the clamps on either side and then start the zip tie shut.

    Position the zip ties so you can have enough range to pull the zip ties so the boot compresses. Tighten down the boot clamps, get a buddy with a flatbar and have him wedge the ring backwards at the same time you are pulling on the zip ties. When the boot gets to the end let go and the zip ties hold!

    Pull the c-clip out and then pull the driveshaft.


    That would work would it not?

    I am going to try it tonight and let you guys know if it worked or not........

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    How do you tell if the carbon ring is bad? I have pulled the ring out and it looks in ok. It was leaking through the seal so it must be bad, I was just wondering what fails? Does it just wear out?

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    It may not be so obvious by just looking at it. The thing is if the drive shaft just slightly wore out or away the perfect inner area of the ring, this is what will allow the water in. Or it may be slightly worn the entire diameter making it hard to spot.

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    ok thanks I will order a new one..

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