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    carrier bearing for beginner

    Does the normal working carrier bearing get warm to the touch? I checked the drive shaft when it was out and there is no bend. I replaced the flush fitting with a normal ball grease zert and greased it well. I just rebuilt the top end and am new to pwc and dont know how warm that bearing should get. Thanks for any/all input in advance.... Don


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    Moderator beerdart's Avatar
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    Don i don't know how warm its gets as I always let someone else touch my bearings while its running. LOL I would say warm is OK hot is not.

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    Thanks.... Its off to the lake for 4 days...... I will let you guys know how everything went I took all the advice you guys gave...... 3 way fuel ......eliminated oil pump/drive gear ........ pre-mix 50:1 ...... all new top end........removed thermostat...... mfd is dead so I am a little worried about the lack of info but will take it easy ( id there a common problem to look for for the mfd gage? I opened the electrical box and fuse is good..... trim motor works and all other electrical seems to work but mfd is dead...... figured i will take a meter to the lake and check it out further there........ Don

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    Don you need 40:1 If it is a new top-end than run 32:1 Oil is chaep pistons are not. Check for power at the MFD plug red/pur and black. Even if the fuse looks good check it with a meter. Have fun and take some pics.

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    What beer said.^^^^^^^^^^

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    Sorry...... fell asleep last night are the oil ratios you gave for synthetic oil?

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    Yes

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    It's not recommended to break in rings with synthetic oil (too slick for rings). Run your first tank with regular dinosaur oil at 32:1 like mentioned above. The bearing will get pretty warm when run on the garden hose. In the water it's usually pretty cool.

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