Thread: Carbon seal bad? You tell me
05-01-2006, 03:10 PM #1
Carbon seal bad? You tell me
I thought this thing was going to be a bit different, but anyways I assume it works by mating to the sliding ring? The slide ring rotates around with the driveshaft while the flat surface of the slide ring and the flat surface on the carbon seal should push against each other tight to create a water tight seal?
I filled up the wife's gtx sc with water and my rxp with water. Hers didn't leak one drop while mine is leaking almost a steady stream of water from the carbon seal area. I don't see anything wrong with this except at the back where there are some chunks missing as you can see. The sliding ring is perfect with no problems on the mating surface that I can feel (with finger nail) or see. The clamps were all tight. I just hate to spend 70 bucks on this thing and still have a leak.
05-01-2006, 03:13 PM #2
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
- Ann Arbor, MI
get a new one just in case...If it is leaking a steady stream then...yeah
05-01-2006, 03:53 PM #3
check your engine mounts. lift 1 side at a time and see if the motor moves any. If 1 is bad it will let the engine rock to one side, and the carbon seal will leak. That seal looks pretty good to me. Any chips or un even wear ?
05-01-2006, 05:56 PM #4
Checked the engine mounts and they are all solid. Wear on the carbon ring and everything looks good, and even. I polished up both mating surfaces, and put everything back together making sure all the clamps were tight filled the hull with water and started her up....NO LEAKS!
So I think the accordian boot wasn't tightened all the way from the factory allowing water in. One side of the boot had a little deformation like maybe the screw clamp was on cookeyed and not completly in its groove. Hopefully this solves my mystery cups and cups of water in the hull after a day of riding.
and FYI for everyone. When the hull is filled above the drive shaft with water no leaks should be found anywhere. In the past there were some questions about this.
05-02-2006, 10:24 PM #5
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
- Rydal, Georgia U S A
If it leaked while it was running... Check for ocselation in the stainless steel part. the C clipmay be worn or cocked. I chased this problem for 3 weeks till I looked at it while it was running
05-06-2006, 07:30 PM #6
Whatever I did fixed the problem. Opened up the drain plugs and ZERO water came out. Something wasn't right from the factory because since day one I've always had at least a cup or two of water come pouring out.
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