Thread: OEM Wear Ring vs Stainless
06-11-2014, 08:16 PM #1
OEM Wear Ring vs Stainless
Has anyone done any actual testing to see if there is any performance difference between the OEM wear ring and a SS one ??
I'm curious if the stainless is able to process more water than the flexing OEM?
06-12-2014, 05:55 AM #2
No gains just tight tolerance and longer lasting liner
07-07-2014, 04:42 PM #3
- Join Date
- Jun 2014
I broke my wearing the first week and I just broke the new one, stupid of me for being to shallow but I just ordered the skat SS one, I am going to also get the SS impeller but if I continue to be stupid I will do more damage to the pump etc since a rock may go through instead of the wear ring doing its job.
07-07-2014, 04:54 PM #4
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Elephant Butte New Mexico
open water=stainless, you want to destroy anything that floats that ends up in the pump
inland water=OEM if plastic, it can save the day if you get into some gravel, or worse. I do a bunch of Yamaha conversions ever year..typically after a second ingestion event
wear ring far cheaper then impeller..
EXCEPT if you get into some rope out say 5 miles from shore and it lunches your pump and your buddies don't notice that you aren't keeping up as the float over the horizon.
then it becomes mighty expensive to have made the wrong choice.
Personally I prefer plastic., something has gotta give when a rock gets stuck in the pump. I prefer not to strip my driveshaft. I had a pump where a rock cut all the way thru the wearing and pretty much the pump body also, it didn't let go. little chunk of granite ( kinda looked like an ax head actually) A stainless ring would have been a different outcome.
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