View Full Version : replacing packing with GOR fiber

04-18-2009, 02:59 PM
This is my first post.

First, I want to say thanks for all of the incredibly helpful posts on this forum. cab13367, those winterization pictures were amazing!

I need to replace the packing seal in my '05 Mobius LSV. I've seen some other posts where people recommend using the GOR fiber packing; so, I'm thinking to go this route. The description (http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GFO3/16X24) of it on skidim's site implies that it drips less than traditional packing. So, my question is, if it does drip less, how do you know how much to tighten it after installing it? All of the information I've seen on tightening it with traditional packing says to tighten until it's dripping once every 45 seconds or so. With the GOR, do you tighten it until it's something like once every 2 minutes?

Also, I'd like to confirm that the 3/16" packing is supposed to be used with V drives.


04-20-2009, 03:21 PM
I use graphite impregnated cord and I don't have the need for the water drip. The reason for the water drip is to allow water around the wax cord to prevent the wax from melting and ruining the sealing capabilities of the cord. Temperature is not an issue if you use something besides the wax cord. I installed the cord about six years ago and I tightened the nut once in the first year and that was it.

04-23-2009, 07:31 AM
Hope all is well. All direct drives use the 1/4" packing, all V-drives use the 3/16" packing. If you are not familiar with the install and tightening procedure, you can contact; techservice@skierschoice.com They have emailable (my word) and faxable instructions on this. Brian Raymond

3/16 is correct. Here's a link to instructions.

Brian Raymond
04-23-2009, 05:31 PM
I resemble that remark Ed. Brian

04-24-2009, 08:57 AM
Any body have the missing link? I love adding articles to my library.

04-24-2009, 10:57 PM
Thanks for the thought about posting a link to the instructions. :) For those wanting the link: