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    STX15F wear ring replacment how often?

    How often should the wear ring be replaced on a 15f . it has about 98 hrs on it. it runs great just wondering ?

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    Re: STX15F wear ring replacment how often?

    when the thing gets grooved up. if you keep your boat out of th rocks and arent shooting rock through it, it will last a very long time. the reason for a wear ring in these boats, is for the idiots tharide through shallow water or push you boat on a rocky shore and dont clean out the pump before riding. if you care at all for you boat you wont do these thngs and you will get many hours of fun without doing the wear ring.
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    Re: STX15F wear ring replacment how often?

    Thanksfor your advice. I use it mostly in a lake that has a soft muddy bottom no rocks! sometimes take it to salt water but try to always turn her off before I get to close to the beach. It runs great so I will just leave her alone!

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    Re: STX15F wear ring replacment how often?

    I don't think the 15F has a wear ring per se? From what I can see, the pump case must be replaced in the event of excessive wear.

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    Re: STX15F wear ring replacment how often?

    Yes the casing is replaced when bad. You will hear a terrible noise after sitting too long. The casing swells from corrosion. This in turn makes the impellor start to shave off tiny layers of the casing and also part of the impellor. I was told by a tech that the best thing to do is when new you take the pump off and put grease under the rubber gasket and always wash the pump excessively and he suggested coating the metal parts with chain lube after each ride. You being in fresh water mostly would definitely help to keep you pump running for a long time. I have over 200 hours and fortunately I haven't had to replace mine yet and all I do is ride in salt water. At least 90% of the time my ski is running in salt. I usually dip the skis in a local lake after and run the engine so that it gets a complete flush.
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    Re: STX15F wear ring replacment how often?

    Yep, he's correct, no wear ring.

    Sand will do you in too !

    I went out riding while I had ankle/sprain/tendon issues and got stuck. Didn't take a whole lot, but the wear induced by the sand created cavitation.

    Looks great, but, the cavitation drove me crazy. (I got rid of a yami over this issue) As hole shot is key to ocean wave jumping.

    Lucked into a good deal on a new oem take off from a race ski.

    Personally, I flush with salt away after ocean riding. While I've heard all the "unecessary" comments, I can say two things. It takes very little product to flush. My pumps look like they are right out of the factory.

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    Re: STX15F wear ring replacment how often?

    i agree wd40 and salt away help prolong the acid salt.

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