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    Carbon seal is leaking

    I have a 04 rxp and the carbon seal is leaking was going to purchase a new carbon seal and top hat not sure if I should buy stock or an aftermarket one is it worth the extra money are they better than the stock and more reliable.


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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    this is not the place to try to save a couple of bucks. Go oem on anything that might sink your ski if it fails

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    definitely oem, you'll want to replace the orings in the top hat, the bellows, c clip, and driveshaft plug at the very least along with the carbon seal. and think about a bilge pump

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    this is not the place to try to save a couple of bucks. Go oem on anything that might sink your ski if it fails
    I wasn't trying to save money I was refering to the one on 4-tec for $330 is it better then stock is it worth the extra money

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    Dont know of any aftermarket parts for these items, but the OEM stuff all comes to like $80 or so....so, there's not much room for saving much money anyway. And definitely make sure to buy new c-clip and o-rings and driveshaft "bumper" plug. You can likely reuse your floating ring/hat as long as it looks normal and not corroded all to hell or something.

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    oh! I'd just go OEM set-up....if you make one area TOO strong, then you're just passing the stress onto something else.

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