Thread: Snap goes the pump stud!
06-29-2007, 09:17 PM #1
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- Jun 2007
- Aliso Viejo, CA
Snap goes the pump stud!
First of all I would like to say "Hi" this is my first post!!!
It was time to break the "cherry" after what just happened.
I was removing the pump to install the SS wear ring and install my new Solas prop. I started out ok and two of the pump locking nuts came off as expected. When I got to the bottom right nut it wouldn't budge more than a 1/8 of a turn. I figured the salt got to it or maybe they cross-threaded it at the factory. So I used some penetrating oil as I tried to work the nut on/off to try and get it to free up.
To make a long story short, I got the knuckle-buster of my life when the stud snapped. I examined the threads and it didn't appear that it was crossed threaded.
Anways, just thought I would share my experience and see if this happened to anyone else?
Also, big "thanks" to Jerry for turning my SC around so fast. I can't wait to try out the green wheel!!
06-29-2007, 09:45 PM #2
06-30-2007, 10:10 PM #3
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- Oct 2005
that can be replaced! welcome to the board!...PR...
07-01-2007, 12:45 AM #4
I had that happen on my '05 RXT- funny thing is... I had just put the pump on to test a prop, it went on like butta- no prob. the when I go to take it off...snap. And I knew it was locked up so I lubed it up and rocked it back and fourth trying to free it up- the thing was so hot when it finally snapped you would have thought I heated it with a torch.
Anyway... yeah- I had that happen. Welcome!
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