Thread: Modder's Tool Chest
07-26-2013, 09:38 PM #1
Modder's Tool Chest
I've got the "standard" set of tools for doing most projects around the house and in the garage, but I'm a n00b to modding my SeaDoos. Parts are starting to arrive, and already it seems there are some specialty tools and supplies required for some of the jobs. I'd like to use this thread as a way to build a list of specialty tools and general supplies needed for the majority of "common" mods. Basically, what should be in a modder's tool chest? As people suggest more stuff, I'll edit this initial post.
- Impeller tool(s): Search online to verify the proper one(s) for your application. http://www.solas.com/newweb/pwcprodu..._accessory.asp
- 1/4" & 3/8" torque wrenches for various jobs
- 3/4" torque wrench for impeller replacement
- Magnetic pick-up tool (you WILL eventually drop something inside the black hole... er, hull)
- A set of reverse torx bit sockets (every bolt on the motor uses them). http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/to...o-e20-10-piece
- A decent set of metric wrenches and sockets, especially 8mm (used often), 10 mm (used often), 12mm hex head (for the back of the prop shaft when changing props), 13mm socket (for thrust nozzle on pump), 17mm (for supercharger nuts and pump bolts)
- A good set of metric Allen wrenches
- Supercharger rebuild plate
- Permatex "The Right Stuff": Good all-around sealant when attaching things to the hull (block offs, etc.) http://www.permatex.com/products/our...he-right-stuff
- Dieletric grease: Should be used on all electrical connections (and around the shaft of spark plug boots)
- Heat shrink tubing: Good idea to insulate any electrical connections
- LOCTITE 243 (Blue): Used in various jobs, including replacing impellers, intake grates, etc. http://www.amazon.com/Threadlocker-R.../dp/B0002KKTHW
- LOCTITE 271 (Red)
Last edited by Ferrari Steve; 07-27-2013 at 10:19 AM.
07-26-2013, 10:21 PM #2
Good torque wrench if you don't have already. 1/4" 3/8".
07-26-2013, 10:22 PM #3
And some sort of pick up tool since I always manage to drop something into the hull that vanishes!
07-26-2013, 10:26 PM #4
I've found a lot of things in hulls from previous owners.
07-26-2013, 10:29 PM #5
07-26-2013, 11:16 PM #6
07-27-2013, 06:59 AM #7
set of 5 or 7 backwards torx bit sockets wrenches
every bolt on the motor uses them
even chineese ones will work http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/to...o-e20-10-piece
Last edited by skidoochris; 07-27-2013 at 07:59 AM.
07-27-2013, 07:04 AM #8
8 and 10 mm wrenches/sockets,( you will use these sizes quite often)12mm hex head socket(for the back of the prop shaft when changing props)prop tool,digital dial calipers,17 mm socket(for Scer nuts and pump bolts)13mm socket(for thrust nozzle on pump)a good set of metric allen wrenches,Scer rebuild plate,wrench and gear holding tool,Blue and Red loctite..
07-27-2013, 07:25 AM #9
Patience.......sometimes that comes in handy too.......isn't that right, JT?
07-27-2013, 07:47 AM #10
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