How do I know if my Sea-Doo ring is worn?

How do I know if my Sea-Doo ring is worn?

If your jet ski’s wear ring is worn, you can expect one or more of the following symptoms:

  1. Cavitation in the pump.
  2. Decreased top speed and acceleration.
  3. The jet ski bogs down.
  4. You can see grooves or other signs of wear and tear on the surface of the ring.

When should I replace my Seadoo ring?

Take a close look at the wear ring, which is wrapped around your PWC’s impeller. The surface of the wear ring should be smooth, with minimal scratches. If you notice a significant gap between the impeller and the wear ring, it’s time to replace your wear ring.

Why does Seadoo use plastic wear rings?

The reason why Seadoo does a wear ring is to protect it from any major damage that might come from not having a wear ring. The gap between the impeller and the wear ring is very tight because it needs to be in order to push the water out. It’s best to think of a Jet Pump on a jet ski as a jet engine on a plane.

What does a bad wear ring do?

One of the most obvious indicators that your wear ring might be going bad is that you don’t get the same acceleration that you used to. In addition to lower acceleration, you may notice that the Sea-Doo vibrates more as you accelerate.

How often do wear rings need to be replaced?

Of course wear rings should be replaced whenever they fall outside of the manufacturer’s recommendations, but an easy rule of thumb to remember is to replace wear rings when the original clearance has doubled.

Where is the wear ring on a jet ski?

The wear ring is exactly what it implies. It’s a ring located on the inside of the impeller housing that wears out over time. The more you use your jet ski, the faster the wear ring will wear out. Before we dive into replacing the wear ring, let’s go over some jet ski safety and remind you how the jet ski works.

What is a Seadoo wear ring?

The Sea-Doo wear ring aids in stopping speed-robbing cavitations in your worn jet pump. Our Delrin wear rings and liners will restore the tight clearance to your impeller. Sea-Doo wear ring is a sacrificial ring that is installed into the jet pump to provide a minimal clearance for the impeller to build thrust.

Why is my jet ski not going full speed?

If your jet ski revs but won’t go, the first culprit most likely is something was sucked up in the impeller. This typically is some seaweed, rope, or other item. Take the ski out of the water and do an inspection. The second most likely item would be the wear ring is bad.

Do Seadoos have transmissions?

Do Jet Skis Have A Clutch Or Transmission? No, jet skis do not have a clutch or a transmission. The engine is connected directly to the impeller. So if the engine is on the impeller is spinning and moving water.

How does a Sea Doo carbon ring work?

A Sea-Doo carbon ring works in a very simple way. It wraps around the driveshaft and attaches to a rubber boot, while the other end of this boot is attached to the hull. There is another metal ring fixed on the driveshaft, known as the support ring or hat.