Thread: Carbon ring replacement?
01-02-2006, 04:13 PM #1
Carbon ring replacement?
Ive got the word that the leaking around the carbon ring isnt covered under warranty So, what kind of job am I looking at (tools needed)and headache involved? Ive done a few older seadoo models before so im not totally uninformed on the design. i believe that Hulk said that it could be an alignment problem that would cause the leak, so id like some input on that also if possible!
01-02-2006, 04:19 PM #2
Diggin the new pic, Rendog. That rubber ducky wouldn't be Todd, would it?
01-02-2006, 04:24 PM #3
I would check your engine mounts first then work your way to the carbon ring. I just recently removed my driveshaft and was thinking that the carbon seal was no good. Turns out it was one of my engine mounts that broke causing the engine to missalign in the hull and not letting the carbon seal get a good seal on the floating ring. It's not that hard to change though as long as you can get the driveshaft out. You'll at least need the floating ring tool. It's not that bad of a job though. If my driveshaft had gone as planned i would have had the carbon seal out in 15 minutes.
01-02-2006, 04:36 PM #4
HAHAH yeah Ash , he left me a nasty PM after he seen that
Thanks Dime, thats what I had figured, gonna check it our first thing!
01-02-2006, 06:41 PM #5
you can take it out without the tool but it a bitch... helps to have 2 people.. one pulls back the carbon ring, the other pops the c-clip off..... BUT maybe its not your carbon ring at all (unless maybe its chipped?) .. if its leaking/spritzing your drive shaft plug on the end of your driveshaft (engine side) may be missing or have melted... this little $5 cost me quite a bit $$ and time getting fixed ---only because of a misdiagnosis... repeatedly. http://www.greenhulk.net/forum/viewt...ghlight=#26717
01-02-2006, 06:57 PM #6
Yeah that kills me to see that happen. I have my driveshaft right infront of me and that cap is so small and is barely on there. Taking the driveshaft out can tell you a lot of things though. I knew it wasn't my carbon ring after i took it out and looked at it. It's smooth as can be.
01-02-2006, 07:03 PM #7
Thats exactly what mince is doing is SPRITZING just enough to pull the seat and see it lightly spraying . Get back to the ramp and theres no omre water then usual!
01-02-2006, 07:06 PM #8
It could be a chip in the carbon seal then. The only real way to check is to just take it out and look. If it looks fine then it may be the motor mounts.
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