02-22-2009, 07:05 PM #1
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Polaris SLTX 1050 crank hull question
My motor is getting rebuilt at a shop with a decent repuatation. The ski had 280 hours on it. -1996 SLTX 1050.
The guy is boring all the cylinders, and putting new crank seals in, pistons, ect. He says my crank is "ok".. I asked him if I should replace it and he said "it has some wear but I think you will be ok, and told me that the hours I have on it are only 1/2 life. he said the crank seals were bad, and is replacing those.
Do you guys think I will be ok? Id rather not spend $300.00 on a re-built crankshaft if I dont have too, but am nervous. It is getting new crank seals. what do you think?
Also, I am re-doing my hull while its apart. It is SMC "sheet molded compound". I used a air tool with a sander to get rid of some resin the previous owner had on it. I think I went too deep though. Maybe near 3/8 of an inch in this resin filled area. I didnt know I was getting into the SMC.... thought I was still in the resin. Anyways, I used some really good epoxy to patch up my mistake. "west systems:. My question is does anyone know how thick the SMC is on the bottom of the hull... I want to know if I made a big mistake, and am going to be screwed when I get in the water, since I used the sander soo deep. "it is patched now with epoxy, but like I said I was about 3/8" deep into it right in the middle of the bottom of the hull. the area I grinded down was about 4 x 2 inches. (area)
thanks for your time....
02-23-2009, 09:57 AM #2
02-23-2009, 11:09 AM #3
I had a small crack/hole (circled in pic) that leaked oil from a spill inside the hull. I used a grinder to open the area to be repaired so I could build it up w/glass cloth.
I cleaned with acetone, and poured a little epoxy resin in the hole. I then applied a layer of cloth, then more resin. I added chopped glass, then another layer of cloth. Topped it off w/ more resin. if you did the repair like I did, you should be ok. I'm still gunna reinforce my repair from the inside too.
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