Thread: R&D Tailcone Spacer Installed
09-07-2005, 07:11 PM #1
R&D Tailcone Spacer Installed
Looks OK, the ring is a few .000 bigger than a couple of places around the pump. I may clean those spots up a bit before I hit the water.
Can anyone think of a reasson why I could not put oil in the tail cone??
Maybe keep the grease and add some oil to cover the bearings?
09-07-2005, 07:16 PM #2
Can't wait to hear the results. It would be amazing to see how .2 of an inch could make a difference. I would think the spacer would need to be between .2 and .5 so it equals the gap created from adding a wedge. (2 degree is a .5 gap).
09-07-2005, 07:29 PM #3
does the pump cone spacer let the pump cone get inserted enough so that both o-rings seal properly?
09-07-2005, 07:30 PM #4
09-07-2005, 07:44 PM #5
I would be careful of mixing oil and the bearing grease. The reaction may be counter productive as far as lubricating.
09-07-2005, 07:56 PM #6
Go with some 75W90 gear oil. That's what I have in my cone.
09-07-2005, 09:31 PM #7
I think I am going to go to the gear oil.
I am going to messure the distance but I do believe there is enough to get to both O rings.
I wonder if a tail cone with a fill hole would swap out?
I have had a little spin on the bottom end and hope the spacer helps with it.
09-07-2005, 09:33 PM #8
Also they do make another cone that I think is about 2 times as thick as mine.
09-08-2005, 03:09 PM #9
what exactly will this item do to a ski when installed?
09-08-2005, 03:36 PM #10
it should increase top speed but take away a little of the low end. It will increase water pressure and make it come out at a higher speed.
Pretty much like putting on a smaller venturi
I think R&D says it gives you about 1 to .5 mph
I think it also will lower your rpm's about 50
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