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    Carbon Seal Replacement

    I pulled my pump off and gave my driveshaft a good pull and it came out. I ordered a new bellow and carbon seal. I read where there is a c clip somewhere that needs to replace. I didn't see where mine had a c clip in it?? Is it necessary to do that?? What all else do I need to do while I am in here?? Thanks.


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    Yeah i'm suprised you didn't sink if your c clip wasn't in there, it goes down in that groove on your driveshaft and usually sits under that top hat. You need the new carbon seal, bellows, o rings in the top hat, c clip and the driveshaft bumper plug. it's up to you if you want to replace the bellows clamps. if your top hat is corroded i would replace it as well.

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    How many hours on your ski? Salt or fresh water ski? Just curious.

    Yes, replace everything mentioned above, including the insignificant looking c-clip! That c-clip CAN and WILL make you sink your ski if it's worn at all! And they wear regularly! Like I posted in another thread: I reused my c-clip once.....ONCE!

    Plenty of great threads on doing this job.

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    By the way, your c-clip is likely sitting right there in your hull. If it were missing all together, you wouldn't have been floating during your last ride

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    What ski do you have?

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    It's a 2004 rxp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggsw784 View Post
    It's a 2004 rxp
    Ok. As others have said, there should be a c clip somewhere in the ski.
    The c clip being missing is probably what was causing the carbon seal to leak.

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    You don't leak without a c-clip, you sink

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkturbo! View Post
    You don't leak without a c-clip, you sink
    I have never had one come loose, but I will take your word for it.

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    My first time, I reused a worn c-clip. Rode for less than5 minutes, and with just the right torque on the driveshaft, the c-clip was spit out of it's groove. My ass was sinking fast and luckily I didn't get far from the dock. I had to beach it early and water was at least half way up the motor and stumbling.
    No c-clip = everything comes completely loose = gaping hole in the hull

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