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Yeah, second time on the lake and idling a little too close to the launch resulted in a large hole in my wear ring. I can see my impeller from the rear and touch it. Seems to be ok and new wear ring should be in tomorrow. I have the iBR on this one so it does make me a little nervous but I think I can get the jet pump off without taking the iBR off... If not, it doesn't seem that difficult... Anyone else take off their iBR for this yet? Thoughts?
 

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My wear ring went out after 45 minutes of the first ride. I lost forward thrust. Service guy said I sucked up some debris, river trash. He said it was destroyed and nothing was left but the rubber seal. I launched at a muddy ramp that was shallow and was just dredged to remove silt. It is possible that I sucked something up but just seems that the wear ring is very fragile.
I have the IBR and wonder if this contributes to things be stuck in there.
 

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Hmmm I was told the same thing... All the seadoos I used to rent and beat the piss out of and with alcohol comes many variables, I never broke a wear ring... I get the idea of the wear ring giving way to save the impeller but I do think there is validity to the belief that this wear ring might be a little on the fragile side
 

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i'm thinking there is maybe a bad batch of them. I broke the intake grate (sucked up a rope and it must have wrapped around one the bars on grate and broke), the hard plastic from intake grate hit my impeller and never broke the wear ring. Even dinged my impeller.
 

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These plastic wear rings seem pretty fragile. I have seen stainless steel wear rings for sale for the spark. My question is shouldn't the plastic ring be the weakest point. The steel ring would not break as easy which could damage the shaft, impeller or worse the engine.

If you change the wear ring during your first year under warranty, would that void the warranty? I would love to install the shutoff valve for towing, but pretty sure that would void warranty as well?
 

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Well it's done....swapped out the wear ring... that guide helped though the pump bolts are 9/16 not 1/2 and I had one issue when putting on the iBR

I cleaned out all of the bores with a tap and ran the bolts through a thread chased to clean all of the yellow thread locker off. I applied blue thread locker and bolted everything in, however the right side bolt that the iBR bucket pivots on Wil not torque down.... I am betting the threads stripped out which is pretty tucked up since its only been disassembled once and was properly cleaned out prior to reinstalling. I don't think that bolt is going anywhere for the time being and I don't feel like taking it apart again right now so we will see... ****, if it falls off maybe that will be warranty, otherwise I'll helicoil it if I can just retap it.


I did find the culprit inside the pump housing....a rock the size of a quarter, so I am going to blame that.
 

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If the weather is nice this weekend (wisconsin) ill test it out.. I have a 2 up for the old lady and I've got the three up... she can two me if it fails
 

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Here's a few pics, I stuffed an old t shirt up inside the intake grate to support the drive shaft when I pulled out the impeller. You can see the damage to the original wear ring and the culprit, it went back together pretty well despite the one janky bolt I pray will hold






 
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