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    Cracked pump in a '98 GSX Ltd.

    Has anyone ever had a pump crack in their 1998 or 1999 GSX Ltd ?

    I wiped out the PTO and splines off the front of the driveshaft
    about a month ago. Put a brand new driveshaft and PTO back
    in the ski. It ran for 7 or 8 hours with no issues, no vibration,
    no problems. Then it went again. Obviously, there must be
    something else causing the driveshaft and PTO to grenade. When
    I pulled the pump out the wear ring just about fell out in my hands
    and I noticed a crack in the plastic pump housing from front to
    rear.

    Called Parker Yamaha (and Sea-doo / Honda, etc....) and they said
    that pump was out of production and I had to upgrade to the complete
    2002 RX - DI setup .......steering nozzle and everything. Call it $850
    or $900 and I have to put the whole thing together from scratch.

    That's nice ........ didn't have anything better to do.

    The guy at Parker - Yam. said he called a few dealers and they remember
    some problems w/ that pump, but could not find anything in writing from
    Sea-doo as to a recall or WHY they discontinued that pump.

    My guess is because some of them were cracking.

    Suggestions ??? Ideas ??? Buying a used one off of Ebay doesn't
    really thrill me if I'm gonna end up in the same situation I'm in now.


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    I have a good used one for the 98 (99 is different) $200 shipped. Never seen one crack but cant say it couldnt happen.

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    i have a 97.5 brass pump if you want it let me know, ill let it go cheap

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    Welcome to the boards...

    FYI, the 97.5 bronze/aluminum pump is a good find, but has a smaller hub style. If it doesn't come with a prop, you will have to match the right prop with it, otherwise it will cavitate BIG TIME...

    Otherwise, any pump from 99-2004 2-stroke that was 155mm, or 947/951 powered...

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    IMO you should buy the brass pump & have Skat convert it to a XPL 12-vein (D-pump). Best thing I did for my GSX-L drivetrain. Runs like a whole different ski.

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    cracked pump

    How much is that gonna cost me ?

    'Cause I don't want to go through this again.

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    $1000 or there abouts to convert. The 97.5 is aluminum housing, only one that can be done. IMHO you won't see any difference worth that much scratch bro. not on otherwise stock ski.

    Buy someone's stock bronze pump for $200-300 and call it a day. All your parts will work with it. There are tons of them around. I had two plastci pumps crack.....usually they crack from being overtightened or the wear ring not being properly and squarely seated when the pump is reinstalled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    Welcome to the boards...

    FYI, the 97.5 bronze/aluminum pump is a good find, but has a smaller hub style. If it doesn't come with a prop, you will have to match the right prop with it, otherwise it will cavitate BIG TIME...

    Otherwise, any pump from 99-2004 2-stroke that was 155mm, or 947/951 powered...
    danny i believe you're the one that sold me the two brass pumps i have, great pumps for staying hooked up in the rough stuff. but i do caviate sometimes on holeshots... put in a new wear ring just before beginning of summer, since you've delt with the pumps before should i call impros and see what they can do for setting me up a solas concord to work with that pump?

    sorry for the hijack RacerXtreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerXtreme View Post
    How much is that gonna cost me ?

    'Cause I don't want to go through this again.
    You can pick up a used Skat in good condition for anywhere from $400 to $600.

    When I put one on my slightly modded GSX-L, the handling and hook-up was 100% better.

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    Skat

    Is that for just the pump or w/ prop and steering nozzle ?

    How much is it for Skat to convert it to a XPL 12-vein (D-pump) ?

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