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    Riva rear exhaust??

    I think I made a big boo boo. The hole that I cut out for the exhaust is on a slit angle. When I put the rear exhaust in it seems to not sit flush. I still need to bolt it up and tighten it up. I am hoping that the gasket will make up the gap. If not what is some good fixes. I was thinking about going with a thicker gasket and possible some ultra black sealant. I hated to cut a hole in this hull...and this is the reason why I also messed up the inside ring that holds the exhaust tight. I have called Riva twice and they have not gotten back to me. I hear how everyone says there customer service is great....I beg to differ.


    The whole install was going great up until this point. Another question...When the hole was cut did anyone seal up the exposed outer edge of the cut. I was thinking if and when some water gets in the hull and slashes back there will it get into the fiberglass and start fraying it. This would take some time but could this happen. My cut on the hole was nice and clean just angled a little. Thanks for any help. UGHHH

    Peter


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    Can you post a pic? I am having a hard time picturing the way you cut the hole. The rear exhaust kit is easy to install but cutting the hole is not enjoyable. I am sure the hole you made will be alright and work fine. I would just use more sealer on the outter exhaust piece.









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    I will take a pic when I get home.

    Peter

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    RXPNJ: I used 4200 sealant on the inside of the cut. It's super dry in there. The gasket should take up the slack on the outside.

    Also, a little tip to those looking to do the thru-hull exhaust. Instructions call for a 2 3/4" holesaw cut. Try using a "much more readily available" 2 1/2" attachment and then dremel out the addt'l material needed to get the end of the exhaust through. Its much easier and safer, as the 2 3/4" hole gets very, very close to the holes needed for the billet end screws.

    Brendan

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    I wish I would have done that. I used the 2 3/4 hole saw. It is very close.

    Peter

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    Re: Riva rear exhaust??

    Quote Originally Posted by RXPNJ
    I hear how everyone says there customer service is great....I beg to differ.
    I have to agree with you on that, I've waited almost a month to get a metal pump built for my brother's 2003 gtx-sc. I was told they are very busy this time of year so good luck with reaching anyone at riva. It doesn't even help that I'm the admin on a site that send them a ton of business.

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    Re: Riva rear exhaust??

    Quote Originally Posted by RXPNJ
    I also messed up the inside ring that holds the exhaust tight.
    You can redrill the holes in the back ring and retap the threads.

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    Re: Riva rear exhaust??

    Quote Originally Posted by miketrin
    Quote Originally Posted by RXPNJ
    I hear how everyone says there customer service is great....I beg to differ.
    I have to agree with you on that, I've waited almost a month to get a metal pump built for my brother's 2003 gtx-sc. I was told they are very busy this time of year so good luck with reaching anyone at riva. It doesn't even help that I'm the admin on a site that send them a ton of business.
    Why not get the parts from Seadoo and build the pump yourself.
    I is a simple thing to do.

    Let me know if you need help!!!

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    5200,,there`s really no substitute! You won`t even need bolts!

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    I don't have the tools to press the bearing, next time I'll just take the parts to jd1's shop and tell him "here you do it", and if he says no, i'll just beat him over the head with a bat.

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