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    Speedfreaks bellow band

    I just installed my bellow band, but upon installation it looks like there is a lot of pressure on the bellow band pushing it against the driveshaft. It has no play by hand. I don't wanna ruin my brand new carbon seal (especially when flushing) or wear out my thrust bearings. Is this normal or should i move my engine back a bit?
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    By the way, the clamps are just snug and not tight on the bellow band. It has the same pressure without the clamps.

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    Motor is too far back.

    The thing about the SF band is, it doesn't require (or want) much compression of the OEM band in order for it to work.

    Also, you may add a cut down c-clip to help put equal tension on the metal hat. However, this wont solve this issue completely...so this extra step is just optional.

    FYI: You aren't supposed to use hose clamps on the actual bellow clamp. Just front and rear hose clamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanfish View Post
    Motor is too far back.

    The thing about the SF band is, it doesn't require (or want) much compression of the OEM band in order for it to work.

    Also, you may add a cut down c-clip to help put equal tension on the metal hat. However, this wont solve this issue completely...so this extra step is just optional.

    FYI: You aren't supposed to use hose clamps on the actual bellow clamp. Just front and rear hose clamps.
    That's what i thought. Thanks!
    Btw I put the clamps on because i heard a lot of stories of bellow bands snapping, so i put clamps as a preventative measure.

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    If you run it out of the water on a hose be sure to lube the ring as not overheat it since its tight

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    Lube the carbon seal? That doesn't seem like a good idea.

    i had one of those rings and it didn't solve my leaking problem. The best thing to do is get the motor back in spec distance wise and perfectly aligned. Replace the bellow band it probably has lost its compression, carbon seal, stainless hat, clip, 2 o-rings in the hat. May as well replace the o rings in the pto seal and the bumper on the end of the driveshaft while you have the shaft out. Good piece of mind. That bellow band fixes a problem you shouldn't be having.

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    Yep Too much pressure

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