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    1999 Gsx limited newb first thread need help

    first of all hi everybody, my problem is I had a crack in the storage bucket so my gsx limited basically sank when it was capsized it was removed from the water and plugs were removed and cylinders flushed got it back in the water, after about half an hour it started squeeking, I pulled off the driveshaft cover water was coming in from the seal now i filled it with grease and it was fine, but not I dont know if any of that has to do with this problem but I was on it alone it was fine my buddy jumps on with me and it doesnt want to move almost like something is slipping, rpm's are up everything sounds fine just doesnt want to move i get back on myself and it goes good again but still slips when under stress, could this be a driveshaft coupler or wear ring problem ??
    i looked underneath the grate was missing and the impellar is chewed up a a bit, just dont know how to find the problem! it is still squeeking momentarily but difficult to locate it! please help lol


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    impellar is chewed up will hurt your take off and overall speed. More so with added weight. Recommend repleace your impellar and get a new grate. if you get a rope or stick up in there you will miss up more then just the impellar.

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    your wear ring is cooked, there should be a small gap between the wear ring and impeller, about the thicknes of a dime. there should not be any gouges or torn plastic.

    SBT has the most affordable impeller service out there, you only pay 25 bucks for an impeller, they send you one thats been refurbished and give you 2 weeks to send in your old one.

    as far as the squeeking noise it could be many factors that we wont be able to figure out unless we hear it or get better explanation.

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    so the chances of it being the drive shaft coupler are slim ?

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    there is no drive shaft coupler on a gsx. only a carbon seal, the pto & impeller are the other things that make contact with the shaft, but i doubt its a carbon seal they dont squeak they just burn up. you could have bad bearings on the pump and thats whats causing the squeak, but the only thing that rides on the shaft is the carbon seal, and trust me these will not squeak

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    i've read 2 posts about someone getting a sbt impeller and that there craft didn't perform the way it should and had different part numbers. could be different years, same ski though, had different part numbers. send it to impros for a repair and you can send them your pump also and they'll change out your wear ring, then all you have to do is bolt it back onto your ski. if your carbon seal is leaking, then it will definitely affect your take off. notice if you have any water in your pump cone when you take it off, you should have gear oil in there.and you will need a grate also.

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    as far as removing the wear ring its simple no need to pay to ship it and then pay them to take it off you will need a saw saw, cut 2 notches on the wear ring and just pop it out, I take them out in about 5 minutes. I only charge 40 bucks to replace a wear ring. of course you have to remove the impeller to do this.

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    like ultramaxracing05 said, easy to do.just wait for the new one so you can see how far into to cut if it's your first time. and put the new one in the freezer, it contracts and make installing easier.

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    when I install the wear rings I cant put them in the freezer, time is money and I dont have any to waste, you just need a rubber mallet and tap it in evenly, the freezer trick I believe only applies to the Stainless Steel wear ring, all of the plastic one I've done go in easy with a rubber mallet

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    If water was passing through the carbon seal into the hull when sitting still, then the impeller will suck air when it's running and your not going anywhere fast. There's a replacement carbon seal kit that you'll have to epoxy in. Also if the driveshaft is scored or have some grooves from the lack of grease that maybe you can be sand down smooth if your lucky.

    My seal went out like 8 years ago on my 97.5 GSXL cause I forgot to grease it every 10 hours, now I grease it everytime I take it out. You'll be surprize at how many pumps it takes for the grease to come out after one day on the lake. IMHO 10 hours is just to long to wait to grease it.

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