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    Regardless Of What Other Tuners Tell You

    Please always use the proper Thread locker when assembling an engine or reinstalling your exhaust. If you dont, operating engine heat and a rough ride will loosen up them bolts and nuts.

    Use Anti-Seize on your head bolts, Impeller shaft splines and Impeller shaft threads. Thread locker or sealer here will build up time after time of use and eventually damage your threads. Re-Torque your heads every 20 hours just to keep them nice and tight.

    Use thread sealer when installing your rideplate, intake grate, OEM and specially aftermarket sponsons. This will prevent water/moisture from traveling up the threads and damaging them. ( You can use plumber's teflon paste thread sealer, the same stuff they use to seal gas lines, and you can get it at any hardware store.

    And ALWAYS, ALWAYS torque to factory specs. Regardless of what anyone else tells you that they have done thru the years.

    A dependable ski does not only rely on dependable parts, but a clean and appropiate assembly as well, your safety also depends on it.

    A little preventive maintenance will save the day or will save you at least one day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fercho View Post
    Please always use the proper Thread locker when assembling an engine or reinstalling your exhaust. If you dont, operating engine heat and a rough ride will loosen up them bolts and nuts.

    Use Anti-Seize on your head bolts, Impeller shaft splines and Impeller shaft threads. Thread locker or sealer here will build up time after time of use and eventually damage your threads. Re-Torque your heads every 20 hours just to keep them nice and tight.

    Use thread sealer when installing your rideplate, intake grate, OEM and specially aftermarket sponsons. This will prevent water/Moisture from traveling up the threads and damaging them. ( You can use plumber's teflon paste thread sealer, the same stuff they use to seal gas lines, and you can get it at any hardware store.

    And ALWAYS, ALWAYS torque to factory specs. Regardless of what anyone else tells you that they have done thru the years.

    A dependable ski does not only rely on dependable parts, but a clean and appropiate assembly as well, your safety also depends on it.

    A little preventive maintenance will save the day or will save you at least one day

    A fine bit of advice.
    Not everyone likes to follow the rules but these rules are more important than the wives rules, no?

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    Amen to that!!!!

    Also it doesn't hurt or take to much time to touch all the pump bolts, intake grate and ride plate everytime you head out. At least make sure everything is snug and no cracks. Most of us have exceeded the intended usage several times over.

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    Definitely good information to take heed to !!!

    Fernando is right about properly torquing "every" bolt. Its a must.

    Its the fine details that makes your machine last a long time and provide hours and hours of dependability

    * If you don't already, please take the time to download a Service Manual for your watercraft. Information is provided in my Signature below !

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    Im totally confused.

    I know loctite and PTFE (teflon thread tape).

    What exactly are the following: Anti-Seize, thread sealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceman View Post
    Im totally confused.

    I know loctite and PTFE (teflon thread tape).

    What exactly are the following: Anti-Seize, thread sealer.
    First of all, Loctite is a brand and not a product.

    This distributur in your neck of the woods have a page will all 3 products. Check it out

    http://www.chemicalcontacts.co.za/teroson/
    Last edited by Fercho; 07-09-2007 at 09:15 PM.

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