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    Washers are done. Now What??

    Installed new SC washers today. Took it out for a test drive and really gave it a good run. I noticed that I seem to be hitting the limiter a lot on initial take off,and while taking really tight turns. I'm not really sure if I'm hitting the limiter, or something else is happening "the rpms would be above 8200 while this was happening" Could that be a sign of a worn wear ring? or did I mess something up while replacing the SC washers? Rpms' were around 8140 when hooked up running straight.


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    Sounds like wear ring or maybe carbon seal?

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    Carbon seal is out or is going out. I would replace the wear ring as well.

    Part numbers for the things you need to replace are as follows for your 06 RXT.

    SFR Bellow Band - http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...oducts_id=1747

    And these below....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_man_luke View Post
    Sounds like wear ring or maybe carbon seal?
    I wouldn't have thought of the carbon seal. "I don't know much about it" How does it effect that stuff?

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    Rpms are good for running straight. It is dialed in properly. Get those parts listed above and it will put a smile on your face the next time you go out with them on.

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    hmmm, Is it O.K. to drive untill it gets fixed?
    Do we have steps here somewhere to replace it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sn-95 View Post
    hmmm, Is it O.K. to drive untill it gets fixed?
    Do we have steps here somewhere to replace it?
    You are good until it is fixed... It seems like it has just started to go out.

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    if you bought a new bellow, you can make things easier getting it out seeing as how you are going to install a new one. I took a utility knife and split it. Freeing it from the carbon ring, you can take a rubber mallet and tap the floating ring back towards the stern or rear of the craft. Once this is done, remove the 'C' clip and pull on the shaft from the rear with light force and it will come out of the engine. Be careful and catch the bearings and note the way they are on the shaft. Slide them off, along with the floating ring and carbon ring. Don't worry too much on the shaft plug as you will be replacing it. Slide the shaft out without banging the splines and put somewhere safe. The shaft is heavier than it looks.
    Place the SFR Bellow Band on the OEM bellows BEFORE YOU PLACE IT IN THE SKI.....
    As far as re installing it. These steps in order is what I do.
    1. Place carbon ring inside bellow and place in ski. There are two cut outs on the bellow, those need to be facing UP.
    2. Install the clamps and tighten well with a decent amount of force.
    3. Slide the drive shaft in SLOWLY and turning it slightly and ease it through the carbon ring.
    4. Slide the floating ring on the tip and then the bearings.
    5. Slide the floating ring all the way back and the bearings as well. The bearings will fix in place.
    6. Slide the shaft into the engine SLOWLY and gently.
    7. PAY ATTENTION HERE. You can screw shit up quick....
    8. Take a small 12mm socket or similar and place it in the impeller nose cone. It needs to stand vertically and not any other way.
    9. Install the PUMP ONLY. Slowly all-the-while lining up the splines.
    10. Install ONLY 2 bolts on opposite sides diagonally from each other. Slowly tighten each bolt evenly until you notice inside the hull that you can see the groove for the 'C' clip.
    11. If you don't see it, keep tightening. There is a thing as TOO MUCH! Be sure to push the floating ring back as far as you can.
    12. Once you see the groove where the 'C' clip goes, install it FACING UP or where you can see the groove. It is easier to install this way.
    13. After installed. slide the floating ring forward and lock it into place using a rubber mallet or hand strength. You will hear it or feel it lock into place.
    14. Slowly remove the pump evenly and you are good to go. Go back and check the tightness of the norma clamps on the bellow and carbon ring. AND REMOVE THE SOCKET YOU PLACED IN THE IMPELLER
    15. There should be a beer or something of your preference in there somewhere. It is a default setting or step in all of these process'.
    16. Re-install the pump and everything else the way you took it off. You should be good to go.
    You should notice less cavitation.

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    Thanks a lot for the instructions. I appreciate it.
    I have a couple questions. If the seal is going will I be taking on water? "everything looks dry"
    Is it typical for a seal to go after only 44 hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSRXP View Post
    Carbon seal is out or is going out. I would replace the wear ring as well.

    Part numbers for the things you need to replace are as follows for your 06 RXT.

    SFR Bellow Band - http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...oducts_id=1747

    And these below....

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    Thanks for all the info! This forum is like having a SEADOO mechanic living next door.

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