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    How to repair pump shoe inserts for intake grate...

    obviously removing the pump shoe is a nightmare i wish to avoid.... my inserts pulled out, but it was a clean pull and there's no damage to anything. is there a way to put them back in there permanantly? will epoxy work, or is this just "buying time" until they yank out again?

    it's a damn near miracle that the single bolt on the front of the intake grate was able to hold it on there for about an hour while i was romping on the ski trying to squeeze every ounce of RPM and speed out of it.... would have thought the front bolt would have snapped and i woulda lost the grate, phew
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby1485
    obviously removing the pump shoe is a nightmare i wish to avoid.... my inserts pulled out, but it was a clean pull and there's no damage to anything. is there a way to put them back in there permanantly? will epoxy work, or is this just "buying time" until they yank out again?
    Steve, this same thing happened to my ski a few months back and i found a very easy and permanent solution to fix this issue, just put some black Marine-Tex in top and around the bronze inserts and put them back in the pump shoe and wait 24 hours to cure, and VIOLA!!!! good luck

    Ray

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    thanks Ray.... i'm going to go along with that exact idea as in my mind i was thinking some kind of epoxy that went over the brass tops would help secure them in.... marine tex huh? someone else told me the same thing today, i guess i'll go to the store later and pick some of that up and do what you did since you've had good luck with it.

    thanks.
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    Knurle(?) the inserts with a dremel tool... and the holes and use JB weld.

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    I used gorilla glue on 2 inserts. 1 year later and no problems. I even had one of the insert holes crack when I was originally removing the bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawz
    Knurle(?) the inserts with a dremel tool... and the holes and use JB weld.
    explain.... lol

    u saying basically to make the insert opening in the pump shoe a lil larger and clean up the outside of the insert, fill the hole with JB weld and smush the insert in there? ... not sure wtf knurle means

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby1485
    ... not sure wtf knurle means
    Took me a second on that too....

    Main Entry: knurl
    Pronunciation: 'n&r(-&)l
    Function: noun
    Etymology: probably blend of knur and gnarl
    1 : a small protuberance, excrescence, or knob
    2 : one of a series of small ridges or beads on a metal surface to aid in gripping

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    It's like the grippy end of a rachet... a profile to adhere to? The same on the interior surface of the shoe...

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