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    Carbon Ring water

    Do I ever need to worry about the carbon ring that goes around the drive shaft getting too dry.
    I just changed it when I had the engine out but I don't want to do it again for a LONG time.


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    Its a 2002 GTi - if that is need to know info

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    No. If you are running on the hose do not run it more than five minutes without water on the ring to cool it but that is about it.

    Never, ever put any kind of lube on that ring. It will leak if you do.

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    but as for out in the lake it will be just fine?

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    When on the lake it is either sitting in water or being blasted by water at high pressure. It has no trouble staying wet while riding.

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    how do you know when the carbon ring is worn to far? just wait till it starts to leak or what?

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    Usually the boot will get lax and cause the leak before the ring will.

    I have had to replace two boots but never a ring.

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