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    My nose cone came off.. Install with o rings or leave o rings off?

    My solas nose cone came loose this weekend and was just hanging on the shaft.. I ride in brackish water but I feel with or without the o rings you will still always get some water past it, no big deal if you take care of your ski and wash it well.. I'd like to reinstall it to protect the driveshaft splines, but this time maybe roughing up the threads and using red loctite or silicone sealant to better hold it on.. However..

    Install with or without the o rings? Ive seen that some run with them and some run without the o rings so pressure doesn't force the driveshaft forward creating a bad seal/leak at the carbon ring.. What should I do so A.) it doesn't come off again and B.) doesn't create a leak for me with the carbon ring?

    Would reinstalling it with silicone sealant or red loctite on the threads and leaving the o rings out be ok? Would it be beneficial? What does everyone do? Thanks!

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    Why would your nose one affect the carbon ring? If it rides forward and gets stuck by the ring???
    O rings where? On the shaft for the nosecone or o-rings around the bellow?
    Put some silicone on it and let it dry, it should stay on...

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    the o rings in the nose cone. if you leave them off and run the nose cone you will always have water in there and might be harder to spray it out.

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    Ok, I've had a speedfreaks nosecone for a long time didnt remember the splash ones had o-rings. Use silicone and seal it

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    Yes, I will reinstall it using silicone or red loctite on the threads, but what about leaving the o ring out? This is a thread about what I am talking about as far as pressure causing a leak at the carbon ring http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...ight=Nose+cone

    I feel like water is going to get inside regardless, im more worried about causing a leak, So run it with or without the o rings?

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    If you want to run the cone do this. Take a chisel and mark the threads cross ways in about 5-6 places. Then use some red loctite on the threads. Leave the orings in the cone, but put a little vaseline on them, to help the cone slide on the shaft. I like running a cone because it helps with getting the pump back on easier.

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    Just take the nose cone off and run without it!!

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    +1. solas nose cones suck.

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    Just put red loctite on it when they are new and never worry about it again. If you have the long prop tool it will fit and I can pitch them with cone on. Like Troy says it makes it a breeze to put pump back in and has less cavitation, at least in a high power app. IMO. If it still works loos just add a few spikes like previously suggested.

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    Thanks.. I get all that.. And I will do that because I do want to run the cone.. However.. Should I use the o rings in the cone or not?? It seems some say without them it will relieve some pressure that causes the driveshaft to move forward and release pressure between the carbon ring and hat thus causing a water leak

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