Thread: SC Install (easy way?)
01-21-2007, 03:16 AM #1
SC Install (easy way?)
Let me start by saying I don't remember fighting to get the SC back in when I installed the Riva Impeller a few years ago but with the new washers and ceramic bearings, me and the RXP had a knock down this evening
I couldn't get the SC back in wiggling with applied pressure. I ended up digging up 3 longer bolts and tightening each one a couple of turns at a time. Took almost 3 hours to get the RXP back together. I think the Riva air intake and the RR exhaust may have been causing problems, not much room to maneuver and zero room to tap with a small rubber mallet.
I've still got the GTX SC to install so if anyone has a tip on SC installation, I could sure use a hint or two.
01-21-2007, 11:38 AM #2
01-21-2007, 11:50 AM #3
are those fresh or used o-rings that are on the supercharger housing back housing? ... with new o-rings it's a biotch to get back in there...
take a little paint brush and smear grease all over the backhousing of the supercharger that slides into the PTO.. put a little on your finger and smear it inside the PTO housing hole...
slide the SC in there in a twisting motion...
have your finger in the SC spinning the impeller so you can feel when the teeth are lined up properly, and then send her home
the o-rings and the gears should be the only thing that hold it up from going in all the way sometimes and put up a fight... lube it up
01-21-2007, 02:03 PM #4
Dave - I didn't have any issues when I installed the SC Impeller a few years ago. I do remember the front screws on the air intake being a SOB, so I didn't want to take the pipe off. I also remember laying on my RXP to get the rear hose clamps tightened on the RR exhaust so I really didn't want to remove it too. Removing those would have made plenty of room to work. When you do yours, keep in mind the Riva air was the bigger issue between the two. If you remove that pipe, it will cause a lot less interference.
01-21-2007, 06:25 PM #5
as for the RR pipe my tech and i will have to figure it out.
thank you fast xpl for the heads up
02-22-2007, 08:49 PM #6
This anti-seize greese lube whatever on the SC shaft around the o-rings...any limitations on what brand .ect to use or not to use?
02-23-2007, 09:10 AM #7
I didn't look at the manual to see what was recommended. I used the white Seadoo drive shaft lube.
02-23-2007, 09:16 AM #8
02-23-2007, 09:54 AM #9
I use marine grease. Blue-green in color. Great against salt corrosion.
02-23-2007, 10:46 AM #10
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It sounds like you didn't have the SC going in complete straight. I had that problem once when putting it in. I pulled it back out and then lined it up straight and it popped right in
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