Changing the pump oil
Posted 21 March 2005 - 03:55 PM
I have another question about the awful cavitation problem. Could I buy new carbon rings and eliminate the cavitation? How long would it work. I didn't buy my doo brand new , but I can't imagine that they cavitated right off the showroom floor. If changing the carbon rings would work, how hard is it? Would I have to change the stainless rings too?
I'm just wanting to get her running in top shape for this year. I'm going to be boating in the MIssouri River and I don't need any problems with the constant 12 knot water flow. (not good if you lose power)
Posted 21 March 2005 - 05:19 PM
The oil is cheap depending on where you get it.
To answer your cavitation question, yes. New carbon rings AND "accordian" hoses would most likely help and/or fix your cavitation problem. This is the main point in the driveline where air may be sucked in and cause a dramatic decrease in pump performance. You would most likely not have to replace the stainless floating rings. This procedure isn't difficult either, but the pumps have to be removed, as well as each driveshaft to complete this project. Once again, this is outlined in the manual. Other things can and will cause cavitation, and should be inspected too.
There are other alternatives to the carbon ring setup, but that is a whole different story in itself, and is a project best left to the winter months..
Posted 22 March 2005 - 03:17 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 03:35 PM
As for batteries, Interstate Optima (blue top) seem to hold up the best.
http://www.ibsa.com/estore/default.asp for a dealer near you. The last one I bought was around $141 US... You should have 2 anyway on the '96. With 2 of these, I wouldn't worry about a third for a stereo. The blue tops weigh in at about 40 pounds each. I use these with mobile computer carts at work, and can get about 9 hours out of each cart (LCD monitor, computer, barcode scanner, printer).
But, if you wanted to add a third, you could and use an isolator to do what you want with the charging/running.
Posted 22 March 2005 - 04:29 PM
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