Thread: How do I fix this?
09-25-2011, 12:54 AM #1
How do I fix this?
I was running about 68 today on flat water when my RXP suddenly acted like it sucked up a stick. I stopped and was able to shake whatever was caught loose and I headed back to the trailer to make sure I didn't cause any more damage. When I got it home I noticed the piece of plastic in the picture below was caught in the back of the pump. At first I thought that one of the fins in the pump support may have broken off but they were all intact. The grate did not move and nothing was broken on it so I thought maybe I had just sucked something up. It wasn't until after looking at the pictures that I took of the pump that I noticed what was broken. It's kind of blurry in the picture, but a section of the pump support closest to the grate was broken off and had gone though the pump. I have a Riva grate that I modified to work with the R&D girdle kit and that didn't budge, but it appears that water was somehow able to get between the grate and the pump support and tore it apart. It was a tight fit when I installed it and I even put a little Permatex ultra black where the two pieces met for extra protection. What am I going to need to do to fix this and how can I prevent that from happening again?
09-25-2011, 04:38 AM #2
From the pictures you posted it looks like the pump shoe needs to be replaced. That's a PITA job. Get yourself a Speed Freeks pump shoe protector when you replace it
09-25-2011, 09:05 AM #3
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yep the only way to fix it is to replace it. Good luck replacing the pump shoe heard it sucks
09-25-2011, 09:57 AM #4
It's not that bad if done correctly. It's just time consuming. But it definitely needs to be replaced.
09-25-2011, 10:13 AM #5
That's what I thought. I've read a lot about what a pain it is to replace that. Would this be something that would be worth spending a little extra money and taking somewhere to fix or is it manageable to do myself. I'm not afraid of a little hard work if it means taking my time, but I could do without a couple of hours of nothing but frustration. Thanks for the advise about Speed Freeks pump shoe protector. I wish I saw that when I installed the Riva grate and the R&D girdle!
09-25-2011, 10:29 AM #6
Ive replaced mine twice most people... were aggravated with removing silicone after rideplate and pumpshoe I bought a copper brush that fits in drill to get it off made task way easier and scuffs surface for good adhesion for more silicone...... btw I pulled mine off with a winch
09-25-2011, 11:22 PM #7
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