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    Driveshaft bearing seal help

    Recently I was in the process of changing my carbon ring on my 2010 Seadoo Speedster 150 (155 hp). When I was pulling out the drive shaft the ball bearing oil seal fell out. Now it's under the engine and I can't find it. Like an idiot I took off the oetiker clamp as well. The other end is still clamped and hooked up to the bottom of the engine. (The picture is off the web but I just added some commentary.)




    1. If I find the ball bearing under the motor, can I reinstall it with a thinner worm clamp? I would replace the o rings inside of course.
    2. Or do I have to buy an entire BALL BEARING WITH BELLOWS (INCLUDES 42 TO 44) for $139.99?
    3. ....Or can I just buy the ball bearing somewhere and stop looking for the one under my engine and use a worm clamp?



    Thanks for any advice in advance. I appreciate it.

    Robert
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    Yeap, fetch the bearing, stick it in and clamp it. It's very common for it to slip out when removing the driveshaft, especially without the official tools.

    What I do is I add a bit of rtv ultra black on the bearing clamping surface before I slide it in. Then I slide it in and clamp it but not so much that it starts to slide back out. I then wait 24 hours to let the rtv cure and then clamp it fully. This will seal it nicely and should prevent it from popping out if you ever have to remove the shaft in the future.

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    Your best bet is to grab a new bearing. Sometimes that bearing doesn't like to stay back in after it comes out.

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    So earlier tonight I found the bearing, and I have followed ptscon's advice. I'v got the ultra black curing. I'm a little nervous because I'm using a hose clamp. Is this a big mistake? If this fails I will buy another bearing. However, I did not see just the bearing be available for sale. Any part number or advice on that?

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    It will be fine, with rtv and worm clamp it isn't going anywhere.

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