Thread: carbon seal tool & such
01-15-2011, 10:04 AM #1
carbon seal tool & such (pic added)
After much reading here I think my ski needs a new carbon seal so I'm diving in, never done it before. I searched all over for a tool but can't find it, maybe someone can post a link?
What parts should be replaced? The seal itself, the bellows and the support ring?
Any tips would be welcome, thanks!....and why doesn't Jerry sell a complete kit? (hint hint)
05 RXT with cavitation out of the hole.
Last edited by eb87; 01-17-2011 at 03:28 PM.
01-15-2011, 10:24 AM #2
the tool makes it alot easier, but it's not a must.... as far as whats needed: bellow boot and a new carbon ring. I re used my c clip and my metal collar...GL and if you decide to do it without the tool get a buddy to remove the c clip while your pulling the bellow boot back...
01-15-2011, 10:45 AM #3
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A tool for sliding the seal back IS a must on a lot of skis that haven't had the collar removed in years. The collar really gets stuck to the driveshaft.
Here is a link to a home improvised tool that you can make in 5 minutes:
01-15-2011, 11:29 PM #4
I'll see if I can make such a tool with my very limited wood cutting tools. Thanks for the input!
01-15-2011, 11:52 PM #5
01-16-2011, 10:21 PM #6
01-17-2011, 09:18 AM #7
Quite the expensive tool! anybody in central Florida has one I can borrow?
01-17-2011, 09:41 AM #8
You can do it without the tool no prob. Use a rubber mallet and wack the hat that rides against the carbon seal real good a few times until its loose. Then reach over the rear of the ski and grab the assembly and pull it towards you until the clip is visible. Then flip it out with your finger. You do have to pull really hard so it does help to have an assitant. I had the wife hlpe me out
01-17-2011, 02:36 PM #9
Parts are headed my way and Craigo sent me detailed instructions, I'll try using a rubber mallet and see how it goes. I'll report back probably next weekend with either good results or some disaster.
01-17-2011, 02:48 PM #10
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