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    Ceramic vs. Metal

    What are the approx. costs to get back up and running when a sc fails for each type of washer? and What parts are a MuSt RePlAcE after a sc failure? How many hundreds of dollars can you expect to save by doing the repair yourself instead of taking it to the Dealer? Can someone explain shimming the washers?


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    When your ceramic washers start to slip the fix is simple. Just add a sixty five cent shim to the spring washers, BUT if you have a catastropic failure of the ceramic washers then the cost to repair isn't in the hundreds, but can approach $2000. If you stop the engine immediately you probably saved your oil pumps. Most don't though and they ride back to the landing. Replacment of the oil pumps can prove very costly. Then there are those that take the cheap way out and just rebuild the supercharger clutch if they lose a washer and they don't bother fishing out the ceramic debris. The downfall is a slow death of the oil pumps. Once the oil pumps fail you reduce oil to the main's and you end up throwing a rod.

    Metal washers won't disnetigrate like the ceramics. When they fail they just lose tension and slip. The solution is also as simple as a shim in the spring washers.

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    The shim goes here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk
    The shim goes here
    Jerry, I read where you mentioned to someone that the replacement washers were different sizes and had different hole sizes. There sure look the same to me. If they are different, which one goes where?

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    when you put them on the shaft you will know. The one with the big hole slides all the way on. The one with the smaller hole won't

    The one with the big hole goes on all the way against the SC housing side and the other one goes on the other side of the gear.

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    It is a no brainer for me! Everyone I have spoke with who put them in enjoys there ski way more. If your clutch has not failed put the steel in and forget about it. You will finally be able to ride it like you stole it and not worry that this time might be the time.
    Quote Originally Posted by JFizzleJR
    What are the approx. costs to get back up and running when a sc fails for each type of washer? and What parts are a MuSt RePlAcE after a sc failure? How many hundreds of dollars can you expect to save by doing the repair yourself instead of taking it to the Dealer? Can someone explain shimming the washers?

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    Hey Jerry should I get those metl washers? I have the rebuilt '06 kit.....

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    I highly recommend you upgrade to the metal. Its not worth the risk to run the ceramics anymore.

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    So what are the signs of it needing shims when the metal ones are installed?...

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    clutch slipping/loss of RPM's

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