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    Default How do I fix this?

    Howdy guys,

    Need your help... the diverter-to-bowl part that I've circled in the picture (in red), has fallen off, since the threads got stripped because of over-tightening.


    1. Is it safe to drive the boat with the one bolt missing?
    2. If I need to fix it, what is your suggestions on what to do? I.e., is there a way to fix it without taking the rest of the bolts off and re-tapping it?

    Thanx a bunch in advance...

    Last edited by Mike123; 05-01-2010 at 02:09 PM.

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    just take it off an re-tap it... it does not take that long maybe 1-2hrs..... you can run it but my recommendation would be just to fix it. just my .02 cents

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    try putting a longer bolt, sometimes the thread is taped farther in than the bolt is long, just don't overtighten it, with red loctite

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    why not just put studs in the bowl with nuts to hold the diverter on? That way the the threads in the bowl won't ever really get screwed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas View Post
    why not just put studs in the bowl with nuts to hold the diverter on? That way the the threads in the bowl won't ever really get screwed up.
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    Default Heli coil

    I had the same problem, I just put a heli coil in there and have had no problems.I would pull the bowl and do this, if you have a little extra cash I would look at getting a snoot, strait or droop.

    With that said, I wouldn't run the boat without the bolt, I did this and it pushed the gasket out. Then I fixed it the right way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Peel View Post
    I had the same problem, I just put a heli coil in there and have had no problems.I would pull the bowl and do this, if you have a little extra cash I would look at getting a snoot, strait or droop.

    With that said, I wouldn't run the boat without the bolt, I did this and it pushed the gasket out. Then I fixed it the right way.


    Good luck.
    I agree, a helicoil, along with installing studs, is a good fix.

    Also gives you a chance to inspect the other threads.

    OK for a weekend if you don't have a choice and you are already there, but not for long.

    Might go without saying, but make sure you use a new gasket as well.

    You could also do it without taking the bowl off if you are patient and mechanical.

    Are you local to the IE/CA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Peel View Post
    I had the same problem, I just put a heli coil in there and have had no problems.I would pull the bowl and do this, if you have a little extra cash I would look at getting a snoot, strait or droop.

    With that said, I wouldn't run the boat without the bolt, I did this and it pushed the gasket out. Then I fixed it the right way.


    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsuwrhr View Post
    I agree, a helicoil, along with installing studs, is a good fix.

    Also gives you a chance to inspect the other threads.

    OK for a weekend if you don't have a choice and you are already there, but not for long.

    Might go without saying, but make sure you use a new gasket as well.

    You could also do it without taking the bowl off if you are patient and mechanical.

    Are you local to the IE/CA?

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    Hi Brian,

    I'm local but the boat is in Bullhead... Wish the boat was here, that way I could have you take a look and give me some tips to do it right. I really rather do it w/o taking the rest of the bolts off, but am afraid that I'll screw it up...

    Thanx for the offer to help...

    Mike...

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    Heli coil.

    I had the same issue cept all of them blew out on a WOT pass. Wasnt fun. Only thing that held the diverter on was the cable. Take each bolt off and inspect the threads. A little time now will save u alot of headache later.

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    I'm no boat mechanic, but that helicoil will be a slightly larger diameter than the hole on that flange. You will have to remove that diverter piece to be able to drill it out and re-tap the hole for the helicoil.
    Last edited by Texgo; 05-02-2010 at 03:19 PM.

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