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Managed to get a ski rope sucked in while attempted to ride onto a jetski dock. Rope was wrapped about 100 times around the shaft and one of the bars on the intake grate broke off. Ordered a new intake grate tonight.

Ski seemed fine for a moment but then started to overheat. Not sure where to go from here, could a piece of made it father in the jet? impeller?
 

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Managed to get a ski rope sucked in while attempted to ride onto a jetski dock. Rope was wrapped about 100 times around the shaft and one of the bars on the intake grate broke off. Ordered a new intake grate tonight.

Ski seemed fine for a moment but then started to overheat. Not sure where to go from here, could a piece of made it father in the jet? impeller?
that suckkks...
There is a saying....."there are those that have sucked up a rope, and then there are those that are going to suck up a rope"...im in the first category...
 

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dam..

next course of action would be to completely take it apart to see if anything is still stuck somewhere?
 

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The intake grate is broken, believe the impeller is dinged up from what I can tell and looks like it may be out of wack. I have insurance with 250 deduct, so I may take it to local dealer and have them repair.
 

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Update! I looked inside the jet and found that wear ring is busted, I can see part of it in front of impeller along with small piece of rope.
 

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The wear ring is cheap plastic, time to upgrade to the aftermarket stainless steel wear ring.
There are props for sale on ebay if you need a new prop
 

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So I took the jet off, Found that it wasnt the wear ring that broke, It was part of the intake grate that went through the impeller and was still lodged in there.

Impeller looks ok, few small dings, will this cause me any issues? I am going to order a new intake grate and figure out how to install it. Believe there are nuts and I will have to take the top off to get to them.
 

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Attached are photos of impeller and intake grate, as you can see one of the bars on intake grate is broken.

Should I replace this impeller or do you think its good for a while?
 

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Your impeller doesn't look terrible. I would try and bend the one spot down to match the rest of the blade. And I can't tell from the picture if that other spot is just bent too but I would do the same if it is. Once you have the blades straight again, you can take a file to the leading edge to clean up any other damage.

Or you could send it to Impros or Skat-Trak to have it repaired.

If you decide to replace you impeller though, let me know. I'm looking for a spare.
 

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I straightened it out a bit and I am going to give it a try before purchasing a new one. Once I get the intake grate in and get that replaced.
 

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The wear ring is cheap plastic, time to upgrade to the aftermarket stainless steel wear ring.
There are props for sale on ebay if you need a new prop
I think the plastic ones are better honestly...I would rather objects coming through the jet ruin the plastic which is easy to fix rather then the impeller which is a much bigger job...
 

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I managed to fix up the dings on the impeller, should have taken photos. I would say its 99%, hopefully it does not cause any issues.

Waiting on replacement intake grate before testing the ski out again. Should have it Friday or Monday.
 

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Halfway through replacing my pump grate. Had to take the too section of the ski apart to get to the nuts holding it on. So far not a bad job. 1 1/2 to take everything apart and get the pump grate off. Would be easier with help. I purchased some black silicone tonight so I can seal the bolts when I put them back in. They were sealed from the factory
 

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I fixed the dings in impeller the best I could, then replaced the intake grate. 3 Hours or so to replace by myself.

Ive put 5 hours on that unit since the replacement and its working great. I purchased some black silicon and used it on the intake grate bolts and nuts because they were coated from the factory.

Total intake grate replacement cost me $45
 

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I fixed the dings in impeller the best I could, then replaced the intake grate. 3 Hours or so to replace by myself.

Ive put 5 hours on that unit since the replacement and its working great. I purchased some black silicon and used it on the intake grate bolts and nuts because they were coated from the factory.

Total intake grate replacement cost me $45
Thats great you did everythign yourself. I just can't imagine how much they would charge you if took it to a shop or dealer.
 

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Nice job! The more you do yourself the More you save!!!
 
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