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    So we will not have any method of releasing the pump from the engine to warm up the engine. Just temporarily not continuous.

    I guess there is a way to tap into the wear ring and lube it? I'm sure I can figure something out but anyone have something simple?

    Also the lube the bowl thread. Grease won't do it? The bowl bushing.

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    Doesn't sound like a good idea! Better check this out!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    Doesn't sound like a good idea! Better check this out!
    x2 , definately a no no on a race boat. how about a 12volt moroso control valve so you could just shut off water flow to the motor to get the temp up will at the start.

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    Run it dry on the trailer?

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    dont know how well they worked but i saw several old school rigs installed on the boats years ago, they were a gravity feed oil filled container plumbed into the wear ring area with a manual valve that were supposed to lube the wear ring while running dry. believe they were marketed by tom morrow jet pump repair , could have been others, once again dont know how well they worked, but saw several of them at the races years back.

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    had one on my boat, I never used it, but the wearing was shot when I got the boat.
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    Don't forget about the water cooled/lubed rope seals. They won't be getting any lube.

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    Weve seen a few Jets come thru that were actually drilled and tapped (and equipt with a zerk) thru the pump body and into the W/R for this reason I suppose......

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    I guess we will shoot water in there with a chemical sprayer or something.

    Was just going to do something while the pump was apart if there was a typical mod to be done.

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    OK I must be missing something here? Isnt this what a jetaway is for

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlbrown View Post
    Don't forget about the water cooled/lubed rope seals. They won't be getting any lube.
    (if) he's using the GFO square graphite packing...as I recal doesn't require water. Great product >been using it for years now.
    The waxy packing with wire in it (ewww)...yes, needs water.
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    I was told to run a water hose in the pump intake and let it flow while running! But still not the best idea! WT


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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    I was told to run a water hose in the pump intake and let it flow while running! But still not the best idea! WT
    Not sure but I think he's talking about warming it up at the track, I don't think a hose is an option. I've heard of guys using some type of electric oil heater.
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    best option other than a jetaway is to make the drive shaft easy to get out that's what i always do i run wearring clearence super ass tight on ultimate wearrings, it spit out if ever cranked dry.

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