09-29-2008, 09:59 AM #1
Pump Problem - stator vain chipped
Hey guys, take a look at the pump pics below. All veins seem to be OK except for this one. There is a lot of pitting on one side of this vein also.
Is this a common problem, can I safely still use this pump for the rest of the season without repair (just a little more cavitation), what is the better - repair or find a used one?
I never felt a difference while riding and would not have noticed this if I didn't physically inspect the pump.
Thanks in advance
09-29-2008, 10:28 AM #2
it will still ride without any real issues like that....but it may reduce performance a bit....the flow will become disrupted and can reduce your jet's efficiency a bit......so ...yes you can ride it....but it will hurt performance a bit...
09-29-2008, 10:31 AM #3
it will fail pretty quick, water pressure will eat it away.
09-29-2008, 10:35 AM #4
I think your an 03 GPR right ? If so those can be found CHEAP it is only $100 new (w/o bearing). Better off to buy a good used one. Any impeller damage ?
09-29-2008, 10:39 AM #5
It is an 03 and there is No Impeller Damage.
09-29-2008, 10:46 AM #6
Almost looks like a cavitation burn - is it @ 10:00 when looking @ the back of the ski ?
09-29-2008, 10:46 AM #7
09-29-2008, 10:55 AM #8
This chip is not at 10:00 looking at the back of the pump through the nozzle. It would be at 2:00 - 3:00. The 10:00 vein looks like there may be a very tiny bit of cavitation burn, but very little.
This pump only has 25.5 hours on it, I thought it would have lasted a little longer. Maybe a bad casting?
09-29-2008, 04:55 PM #9
- Join Date
- Aug 2006
MIne did almost the same thing, was cracked and chipped just like that with like a layering of metal on the edge, as if it came from a casting issue. I has some cavitation burn, but that was from after the piece had broken. Mine was a 130 hr "01. Good excuse to move up to an "05 pump.
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