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    Wakeskate or Die!!! RobbieMWD's Avatar
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    Does this carbon seal look bad?

    I have been putting off changing my leaky carbon seal for months now. I got around to changing it and I was wondering how to tell if the old one is bad? It looks a little worn, but I don't what to look for. I have put some pictures, but it was hard to get a good picture.
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    Nothin' better than Doo'in it! BigDaddyRXP's Avatar
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    I've seen many bad ones that leak look just like the new one out of the bag Just replace it along with the boot... and you should be good to go

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    How to change carbon seal on RXP

    Can you guys pls teach me how to do this step by step
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by PETRUS View Post
    Can you guys pls teach me how to do this step by step
    Thanks
    PETRUS, if you can wait I am in the process of taking my RXP in pieces. as I go on I will be taking pictures of everything for some forum members. If you need it ASAP, start looking at the site and go for the search function. maybe it has been done and posted with pictures already. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieMWD View Post
    I have been putting off changing my leaky carbon seal for months now. I got around to changing it and I was wondering how to tell if the old one is bad? It looks a little worn, but I don't what to look for. I have put some pictures, but it was hard to get a good picture.
    just a guess, use a caliper? a perfect circle is gravy, but a perfect circle can be compensated by a misaligned drive shaft.

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    If there s a how-to somewhere I cant find it
    I ll wait for your pics then
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by PETRUS View Post
    If there s a how-to somewhere I cant find it
    I ll wait for your pics then
    thanks
    Here's some poop!!
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...t+removal+tool

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    If you are going to replace it you will already have everything apart so I would make sure your engine is aligned properly. I think mine was leaking. My friend Brett at Jet Trendz aligned the engine and no more water in the hull and holeshot seemed better. Mine was pretty far off.

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    Actually, if you are going to replace it use this:

    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...oducts_id=1096

    for trouble free fun hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafjax View Post
    Actually, if you are going to replace it use this:

    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...oducts_id=1096

    for trouble free fun hours.
    Mmmm, I am still skeptical about this one. I did a lot of searching and no one can tell me what the bearing rides on. WHen installed the bearing sits in mid air. There are a few threads about these seals. Seems RAD4 has one specifically for the RXT, but once again I never got a response back on what the bearing rides on. There is a void in the shaft where the RXP has a nice flat surface about 2 inches long. I was told the right way to do it is to add a piece of something filling the void and having it machined to the proper diameter to look like the RXP shaft. Not sure how much that would run though. My carbon seal now that it is installed properly has no issues and holeshot on my ski is sick!

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