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    Loose intake grate bolt

    So today when I was riding I thought that I felt a bit of a weird pull when crossing some cross wake. I figured that it was just a coincidence and kept on riding, even WOT runs.

    Anyways one of the grate bolts that goes on the pump shoe was half way out, the other also felt like it was coming loose. Anyway should I look for anything that might cause me trouble down the road, or should I just loctite, re-torque and not worry about it?

    I am almost positive that I used blue loctite last time I took it off for the pump tunnel reinforcement.

    I am going to seal the shoe and put on the 1200 grate this week, so if theres a possibility that the threads are fucked maybe I can use another pump shoe...

    Thanks for any feedback.

    (Oh and its been a while since I've surfed the forums but would I need an EFI Controller with only a D-plate and free flow?)


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    Hey purple.....its very important to do pre-riding inspections. That grate could have tossed you. Inspect the bolt holes when the shoe is out.Inspect the bolts also.You should not have to use loctite on those bolts.If they keep coming out,i would say the threads might be damaged and replace the shoe.You can find a good used one on here.

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    Thanks Woody.

    I took a look under there before I went out and everything look fine. I guess that I'll have to go and check with a ratchet from now on.

    I wonder what made it get loose, I've put a good 10-15hrs since doing the pump tunnel reinforcement on the ski.


    EDIT - On a related note, I've been putting off sealing the shoe since I cant quite get a nickel on one side. Whats the best way to recess the shoe to get the nickel clearence, or should it be ok?

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    The bot threads look fine, but it doesnt look like I put loctite on them. I usually use blue, and there is only some orange-ish stuff thats probably from the factory...

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    1) don't use loctite unless you want spinning inserts;

    2) use a torque wrench, not a ratchet, to tighten

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullboogie View Post
    1) don't use loctite unless you want spinning inserts;

    2) use a torque wrench, not a ratchet, to tighten
    +1 and I only use marine grade grease on the install! I ride in the salt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullboogie View Post
    1) don't use loctite unless you want spinning inserts;

    Huh? The bolt that was loose threads into the pump shoe.

    2) use a torque wrench, not a ratchet, to tighten

    Yea, I use a tq wrench to tighten. I figured a little ratchet would be OK to make sure that nothing is loose.
    Thanks for the feedback guys.

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