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    Carbon ring replacement RXP

    Hey guys. I was taking on water while out yesterday.(Thank god for the Bilge install I did) I am not cavitating, but I am assuming it is the carbon ring. (cant find leaks anywhere else) I have a black line on the bottom of the hull right under the ring, so I am assuming it is coming there. Did a board search and couldnt find any solid info. Any one offer any tips on how to do it? Do I need special tools? Can I do it myself? Thanks for any and all info....Steve


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    How many hours do you have on her Steve? Do you have the Seadoo manual or no ? I think it tells you how to do it in there.

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    Do I need special tools? Can you slide the floating ring back by hand? It covers the circlip you need to remove to pull the drive shaft out. If so, you won't need any special tools.

    Can I do it myself? Most definately

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    IS the floating ring the metal hat looking thing that butts up to the carbon ring itself?
    Red, it has 71 hrs. I have the manual on CD but it shows special tools I obviously dont have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXP Steve View Post
    IS the floating ring the metal hat looking thing that butts up to the carbon ring itself?
    Red, it has 71 hrs. I have the manual on CD but it shows special tools I obviously dont have...

    Steve, sup? Yes it looks like a hat. The clip is under it (looks like a half moon) You can do it! I did it twice this week (long story ask Danny he knows why I was in there...twice ) anyhow, I didn't need any special tools, and I aint that smart, I did it, so can you bro!

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    get yourself a wide mouth open end wrench...wide enough to go over the drive shaft...

    Using a block of wood, lik a 2x4 scrap as leverage, push the metal collar...i just can't remember if its forward or backwards...

    C-Clip exposed...remove, shaft slides out...

    repeat process backwards to reinstall...

    here is a pic from when I removed my driveshaft from my GSXL...

    http://www.theudells.com/PWC/other/driveshaft.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXP Steve View Post
    Red, it has 71 hrs. I have the manual on CD but it shows special tools I obviously dont have...
    The tools are helpful only to push the floating ring back and hold it there, but not mandatory. I can even remove the shaft on my GTX now without the tools now whereas before I couldn't. Takes a little practice. The first time moving that ring though is a pain in the A**

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    Thanks guys

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    As long as your in there. I would chance the bearing too.The tool to spread it apart sucks. We used two small pry bars and a block of wood to get to the C Clip on the drive shaft. It's is a PITA to do. Good Luck

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