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On sunday my wife rode my spark over a sanbar and destroyed the wear ring. The wear ring is very soft in the spark and will flog out if your not carful.


As I was in the country and 4 hours away form Melbourne I rang a dealer in melbourne who happend to have one in stock and my brother in law was driving to visit me the next day so he picked it up for me.

I was very impressed with how easy it was to replace, Just undo 3 bolts, steering arm and hose and it all comes apart,

Fit the seal to the new ring and slide it all back together! Took max 10 minutes.
 

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that is good to know. simplicity at its finest.
Which is something to appreciate about this.
At least if this happens, it's not like its something that can and will stop your fun on the water for the day or days, or even a week or weeks!
 

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Yes they come stock with a plastic one, you can replace with either an oem plastic one or aftermarket stainles steel one. Some companies currently making the stainless ones are: Riva, Skat trak, and R&D.
 

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So no special tools needed?
I only just got the service manual a few minutes ago and haven't yet read it.
Why do I hear people paying $300 for the dealer to do it?
 

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Is this something you can do in an emergency with tools at the dock or rolled over on its side at an island? Any trick to getting the old ring out? My friend's seadoo sportster ring had to be put in the freezer before it would slide out.
 

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So no special tools needed?
I only just got the service manual a few minutes ago and haven't yet read it.
Why do I hear people paying $300 for the dealer to do it?
You need a 13mm socket with a LONG extension or 3 shorter ones and 2 10mm socket and wrench and a flat head screw driver for the clamp on the hose and locktite blue when you put the bolts back on.
 

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Thanks for the response.
Several youtube videos for other models made me think I had to remove the impeller, hence my question about the removal tool.

Sounds like this also doesn't touch the bearing cone either? So no need to refill or pressure test it?
 

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I thought the same thing about the impeller tool wingsup.

How long does the extension need to be? I have a long one for my scooter but its not long long, maybe 2".

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I thought the same thing about the impeller tool wingsup.

How long does the extension need to be? I have a long one for my scooter but its not long long, maybe 2".

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You need a 12" extension or 3 4 inch extensions.
 

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im pretty sure the steel is better value, especially with how durable the plastic has shown to be
It could be depending on conditions where you ride, the plastic wear ring is sort of a sacrificial part, in some cases if the wear ring doesn't "give" then it will damage the impeller, the plastic wear ring is cheaper and easier to replace than an impeller!

if all you are dealing with are small bits of wood or sand then a steel wear ring may be better, but if you are dealing with stones then keep the plastic wear ring!
 

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I agree ^

At first when I learned what a wear ring is, all I could think was geeeze if they break so much I'd rather just get a metal one until I learned it helps protect the impeller.

Sarge - do you have IBR? I'm wondering how hard it is to get off. I'm hoping its just some bolts and a wire harness to un-clip.
 

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Not hard to removen the IBR since all it is, is a arm going to the gate and the 2 bolts holding the gate on. Only adds about 5min to the time. Have done it several times and it is a breeze.
 
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