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    Removing 2010 RXTX drives shaft

    Pulling my 2010 TX 260 drive shaft out to upgrade to the c clip version. How did you guys hold the shaft while trying to turn the threaded hat?? I see seadoo has a special drive shaft holding tool that fits over the impeller splines. I dont really want to buy the tool to use it once. Does anyone have any special tricks or is it just a case of putting a pipe wrench or vise grips on the spines to stop it from spinning while you undo the hat?


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    Pete you may need heat to get the hat off
    the one I did was really stuck
    I left the prop/pump on pulled the grate and put the pipe wrench on the shaft
    no fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidoochris View Post
    Pete you may need heat to get the hat off
    the one I did was really stuck
    I left the prop/pump on pulled the grate and put the pipe wrench on the shaft
    no fun
    Is this the best way? Or is there another way?

    Thank you

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    there's a reason there is a tool for that. sure you could do something else suing a general tool, but bashing my hand is not my idea of a nice afternoons work.

    buy the tool, then sell the tool..not rocket science.

    how much is the driveshaft and all the rest costing you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    there's a reason there is a tool for that. sure you could do something else suing a general tool, but bashing my hand is not my idea of a nice afternoons work.

    buy the tool, then sell the tool..not rocket science.

    how much is the driveshaft and all the rest costing you?
    Hi,

    The shaft upgrade is going to be around $750 with shipping to South Africa... I don't want to buy a tool for a once only use... If it was some or other universal tool needed for the new shaft as well, then sure, I would buy it...

    I could also just weld a big nut to the splines at the back of the shaft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SinWolf View Post
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    I could also just weld a big nut to the splines at the back of the shaft...
    I did that, there was not enough left for a tool on the one I replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kosh View Post
    I did that, there was not enough left for a tool on the one I replaced.
    My shaft splines are not stripped yet... I'm replacing due to rubber covering coming off... I have 147 hours on my original 2010 shaft







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    Heat up the screw on floating ring and pipe wrenches should work. Your not going to use it again, so don't worry about scratching it up. Other have simply cut the shaft with a saws-all right behind the floating ring/hat.

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    i found the easiest and quickest way is to remove the inlet manifold and install the crank lock, then use a big assed 36mm spanner. i think it's 36mm

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