Thread: Wrong Wedge Install ?
07-13-2005, 10:37 AM #1
Wrong Wedge Install ?
It said to add silicone around the wedge when I connected it to the pump...
I have heard someone say you can mess up your wedge install on the silicone step.
Can you mess up that step by putting too much or not enough....
I think I am just paranoid about how I installed the wedge....
07-13-2005, 10:42 AM #2
I don't use silicone at all when i run the wedge.
07-13-2005, 11:28 AM #3
kinda hard to mess up a wedge install, unless you get too much silicone around the bailer holes and get them clogged up.
07-13-2005, 11:41 AM #4
I had the same concerns when I installed mine without silicone. I followed Hulk's reply and don't use it. I have changed/removed my impeller about 5 times now this month and never put silicone once and everything is always fine.
07-13-2005, 02:15 PM #5
When I change the impeller I think I'll remove the silicone.
I lost 50 rpms when I put on the wedge and can't seem to get it back.
Even with the power filter. I seem to be stuck at 8100 instead of the 8150. I think I might have gapped the wedge too much and the small fraction has made the pump cone bigger....
I can only get 8150 if I do spins.
Maybe it's just that having a 2" and lifting up an rxt makes for a 8100 rpm.
07-13-2005, 02:26 PM #6
I think your rpm loss has more to do with the pump producing more downforce on the rear of the ski.
07-13-2005, 02:28 PM #7
I think Thomas is dead on!
07-13-2005, 05:41 PM #8
i use isnta-gasket on my wedge..... squeeze a bead on the wedge, slap it on and bolt it on.... when i take it off the gasket crap peels right off and then i add more when i re-assemble. easy and cheap stuff and doesn't take much.
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