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    Reinforcement of pump tunnel area around carbon ring

    After hearing the horror stories of miketrin and peteshauling I decided while my engine was out to go ahead and reinforce the area around the carbon seal to prevent future leaks.

    I was surprised at how thin the fiberglass was in this area and can now understand why so many of them leak.

    First i used a sander and ground down the area around the carrier. I then reinforced it using many layers of fiberglass mat and then topped it off with a little gelcoat. It's not the most beautiful job in the world, but I assure you it's much stronger and less prone to leak.
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    LOOKS GREAT JERRY!!! Doesn't need to look pretty to work.

    Better be safe then sorry.

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    I agree Daren. Plus i was bored while waiting on my parts to come in so it gave me something to tinker with

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    When are your parts coming in anyways??...Buy the way good preventitive maintanence idea thats the way they should do it in the factory...

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    My new oil pumps and housings. They came in yesterday though.

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    Where exactly is this thing ?
    I'm going to put epoxy around mine

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    Its the area where your driveshaft goes thru the hull.

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    Nice job!

    I'm going to call you Tucker, and you better watch your back from the big 3 ski manufactures. With improvements like that, they will start to lose money. lol

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    LOL!

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    Green, are you going to run the RR bearing kit that replaces the carbon ring? I am looking at a new rxp and will probably do at least a riva stage 2 level upgrade. Didnt know since I haev alot of the stuff out of the way if it would be a worthwild upgrade and if the 05 rxp's have the problems with the area you glassed up on your ski?

    thanks
    Danny

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