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    best clamps to keep the pto bearing in the boot?

    my RXP seems to be weeping oil into the hull, and i think its from the bearing in the pto boot. i took the bearing out to inspect on engine rebuild, but i replaced the factory clamp with a stainless jubilee type. which isnt best for the job.

    i plan to glue the bearing back in, can anybody suggest what glue to use (perhaps threebond?) and what clamps best to use please.

    many thanks

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    RTV Ultra Black around the bearing case and don't try to clamp it all the way down or it will slide out. Are you sure the bearing didn't separate from the case?

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    the bearing didnt seperate from the case (du mean black boot) but i didnt tighten u the jubilee clamp up much.. as a result the bearing came out when i pulled the drive shaft out.

    i think the RTV id like tiger seal? i could glue/bond it in. and then tighten up the clamp the next day when its set?

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    Heres what i do,Take the boot and bearing and completely clean them good with either brake clean or a good solvent...Then once both parts are clean take some black RTV/permatex and spread a thin layer around the outside of the bearing.....once you have a thin layer around the bearing slide it back into the boot assembly....now take a regular hose clamp and SNUG it up around the bearing...DO NOT tighten it all the way or the bearing will push out...Once you have it snug and the bearing looks like it did not move let it set overnight to completely dry..once dry tighten the clamp up the rest of the way and you should be good to go...

    Edit: be sure the bearing has "Snapped" back together also before you do all of this...otherwise if it seperated you will leak oil as soon as you ride it....

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    thanks for the info.

    can you give me more details about what you mean about the bearing "snapping back in"? i cant seem to get any axial movement between the bearing inner and outer.

    ive also taped the bearing to ensure it is a far home as possible.

    does this look correct:


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    Yup,that looks perfect..

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    Make sure you inspect the rubber very well. Sometimes you can't really tell that it has a crack.

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    The best clamps there are! Narrow and strong. I used them on the drive shaft carrier and never blew a coupler, I also use them on my xs IC and never blew a coupler..

    Here is the spring loaded clamp. Mine is the same but without the spring tension.
    http://www.amazon.com/Oetiker-Stainl.../dp/B008L5A4E8

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    I always use the stock type otekier clamp and clean the rubber thoroughly and assemble dry never have an issue (done at least 20 by now) be sure to grease the internal o rings.

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    Anyone got the size of the Oetiker clip? I am no where near my ski right now and need to order one.

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