07-12-2005, 07:48 PM #1
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.
07-12-2005, 07:58 PM #2
LOOKS GREAT JERRY!!! Doesn't need to look pretty to work.
Better be safe then sorry.
07-12-2005, 07:59 PM #3
I agree Daren. Plus i was bored while waiting on my parts to come in so it gave me something to tinker with
07-13-2005, 06:05 AM #4
When are your parts coming in anyways??...Buy the way good preventitive maintanence idea thats the way they should do it in the factory...
07-13-2005, 07:08 AM #5
My new oil pumps and housings. They came in yesterday though.
08-02-2005, 09:18 PM #6
Where exactly is this thing ?
I'm going to put epoxy around mine
08-02-2005, 09:45 PM #7
Its the area where your driveshaft goes thru the hull.
08-03-2005, 08:53 AM #8
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Coral Springs
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
08-03-2005, 10:54 AM #9
08-03-2005, 12:10 PM #10
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?
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