Thread: Intake grate insert came out...
06-26-2008, 03:03 AM #1
Intake grate insert came out...
Last trip up to the lake I had to pull the grate off to check my drive shaft and the nose cone boot. One of the bolts was hanging down a little bit more than the others and sure enough when I went to unscrew it very slowly it just kept spinning. I ended up getting the grate off.
I pulled the little brass fitting out, cleaned out the inside of the plastic hole, put some JB Weld on the brass fitting and pushed it back in. I ended up leaving the lake and did not try to reinstall the grate.
I'm going up to the lake for the 4th. Did my method of trying to fix the grate insert by applying JB Weld the correct way of doing it? How is everyone fixing this problem?
It looks like who ever had the ski before me has had problems with this insert. I noticed on the underside of the grate there was a lot of scratches and stuff where the grate meets up with the brass insert.
06-26-2008, 04:56 AM #2
06-26-2008, 09:06 AM #3
I have the same problem with my 05 RXT.... is there a similair fix for the RXT.... Or how and where can I buy a brass insert??
06-26-2008, 10:30 AM #4
Put J-B weld in the hole and press in the insert. I lost two grates because of poor design.
06-26-2008, 12:22 PM #5
06-26-2008, 02:53 PM #6
Where can you get replacement inserts for the fron and back?
What size are they?
Would like to have some extras on hand.
06-26-2008, 02:56 PM #7
I used two part epoxy and put both of mine back in...have been holding great.
06-26-2008, 04:12 PM #8
I put J-B weld on my wifes GTI grate inserts, it has been about two years and no problems yet.
06-26-2008, 05:49 PM #9
I lost one of my brass insert... Anyone knows where I can order one???
06-26-2008, 06:13 PM #10
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