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    Carbon seal worn, pump shoe/engine alighment help!

    OK, so I noticed my carbon seal was worn strangely and thought I would post some pics and get some expert opinions on how to proceed. Take a look at these pictures and tell me what I need to do to get things aligned. When I install the new carbon seal and install the driveshaft and pump, the driveshaft is touching the top of the seal. Common sense tells me this should be centered around the drive shaft, or at least close? I've checked the accordion the seal goes in and it looks good and isn't "bent". I reeeeally don't want to have to buy an engine alignment tool if at all possible. Thanks for your help!
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    check your engine mounts then align

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    That engine is way out of alignment.....

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    $150 + shims or drop it off at a dealer. All three of my skis have needed realignment. A must have if you own Seadoos.

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    WS6, what year and model is your ski?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6 GreeN View Post
    OK, I reeeeally don't want to have to buy an engine alignment tool if at all possible.
    really?

    <spock voice>


    There is only a .3 percent chance you can succeed in an eyeballing an engine alignment procedure without spending at least $125 on carbon seals and perhaps having your ski sink if the stressed seal fractures

    <spock voice end>

    never fails to amaze me how somebody will refuse to make a $125 investment that can save a $4000 engine.

    Sorta like the guy that wanted me to use the oil from his 10 hour oil change to change the oil in his 200 hour ski to save a grand total of $15

    kinda surprised he didn't want to wash out the oil filter too.

    Either buy or rent the alignment tool or take it to the dealer, who will certainly charge you a heck of a lot more then $125 to "fix it"

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    JT, my ski is a 2002 Seadoo GTX Limited.

    Haha I don't mind spending money but everywhere I saw the tool it was way more than $125! I'd love to rent one from someone and that's more what I was referring to when I said I didn't wanna buy one. Trust me, if it comes down to that to get this thing aligned, I'll spend the money. I'm already into this build for over a grand so no need to skimp now.

    So, with that being said, is there someone on here who rents the tool or should I just go over to sbt and buy one? Also, does a dealer charge a kidney to do this?

    As always, thanks for everyone's help throughout this process!

    You mean you can't just wash out an oil filter and reuse???

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    Wow dude, that looks way worse than mine. The problem is that your engine and pump might be aligned perfectly. If that's the case, then you're in the same boat as me and you need to align the pump shoe, not the motor.

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    $149 plus how many other shims you need...
    You can always sell it if you sell you're ski
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    OK sbt wanted $90 for shipping so I bought one elsewhere. I'll check the alignment as soon as it comes in and go from there. Thanks for the help. So...who wants to rent an engine alignment tool? haha

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