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jaxrider
08-30-2007, 10:01 AM
I have heard of this before and it finally happened to me. My perfect pass servo locked up. Several people have told me that you can sometimes break them loose and everything is fine. Well, that did not work for me and before I go and buy a new servo... has anyone ever tried to open up the servo and clean out the corrosion? Is it even possible? Just wanted to know before I spend $500 on a new unit.

BrianM
08-30-2007, 10:27 AM
Haven't ever tried to take one apart. Is the servo by itself really $500?? Call Max at www.skiertoskier.com He has some great prices on PP parts.

jaxrider
08-30-2007, 11:28 AM
that was the price that i got over the phone but I didnt have a specific number for the parts guy to look up.

east tx skier
08-30-2007, 11:42 AM
Somebody on the Nicholl's Water Ski forum (http://www.thewaterskiforum.com/forum.html) found a part source for the motor if I recall correctly. If PP really wants $500 for the servo, I'd be investigating to see if it was something that could be sourced locally.

beatle78
08-30-2007, 12:05 PM
I have heard of this before and it finally happened to me. My perfect pass servo locked up. Several people have told me that you can sometimes break them loose and everything is fine. Well, that did not work for me and before I go and buy a new servo... has anyone ever tried to open up the servo and clean out the corrosion? Is it even possible? Just wanted to know before I spend $500 on a new unit.


$500? NO WAY!!!!..... it should be ~$130-$150.

Call PP directly! I ordered one for my old BU 2 years ago and I recall spending $130-$150 on a new servo.

I looked up the manufacturer and tried to order one cheaper, but it was actually the same price or cheaper through PP.

Hope this helps.

jaxrider
08-30-2007, 12:40 PM
calling now...

BrianM
08-30-2007, 12:41 PM
calling now...

Call Max. His price will be less than direct from PP.

jaxrider
08-30-2007, 12:47 PM
FYI- Called PP and they gave me a price of $100 (bet the MC parts person was looking at the wrong thing). Also said the unit can be taken apart fairly easly for inspection so I am going to try and do that first. Thanks for the help an I will call Max for a price if I need the servo.

east tx skier
08-30-2007, 01:06 PM
He probably gave you the price on the master module.

beatle78
08-30-2007, 03:22 PM
whose MAX?

BrianM
08-30-2007, 04:16 PM
whose MAX?

He is the owner of Skier to Skier. Great guy. Has the best customer service I have ever experienced..

H20ski Dude
10-14-2007, 05:00 PM
can you upgrade from the older Perfect Pass system with the external display to an in-dash display?

I know the new ones you can't as they're multi line, but what about the older single line in-dash displays?

pilot02
10-14-2007, 06:45 PM
For many of them yes. You need to call perfect pass though and see about getting the chip upgrade.

WTRSK1R
10-14-2007, 07:10 PM
can you upgrade from the older Perfect Pass system with the external display to an in-dash display?

I know the new ones you can't as they're multi line, but what about the older single line in-dash displays?


With a Firmware (chip) upgrade in the master module, you may be able to upgrade to the multi-line display on an indash unit. You will need to call PP to confirm if your Module is compatible with the newer firmware and if it is, it is $65 for the firmware upgrade and then you will need the new Display for the dash. If you do not have a chip extractor, they will sell you that too for about $10, or you can hit your local Radio Shack.

H20ski Dude
10-14-2007, 08:05 PM
thanks guys!

what do I need to get from the unit? the serial # on the module?