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    Sealing grate to pump shoe worth it?

    I was wondering if its worth it to seal th intake grate to the pump shoe? I bevelled some of the edges for a smooth transition, so I dont know how much sealing would help. Also, is completely sealing the pump shoe to the hull worth the added risk of a cracked pump tunnel? I have the PPK and feel a difference, but havent sealed the shoe to the hull to prevent too much pressure in the tunnel.


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    There is no reason to seal the intake grate to the shoe.

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    I was thinking of doing it to smooth out the gaps and make smooth transitions between the shoe and grate on the inside and outside. I mean people gain by filling the plate and shoe holes, so why no the leading edges?

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    There is some pressure relief by NOT sealing them together.Check your pm.

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    I would'nt grind on the mating surface of the intake grate at all cause you'd be changing the depth and the angle of the water flow.
    just my .02

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    If I'm not mistaken this is what caused Billy to have some serious top end dismounts and why he wears a neck brace for speed runs now!

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    Ok, got your PM woody, thanks. So I guess Im going to leave it alone for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuprleNuprleGPR View Post
    Ok, got your PM woody, thanks. So I guess Im going to leave it alone for now.

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