Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1

    Just got R-12X--Turbo is really rusted--what to do?

    Hi Everyone,

    I have been browsing these forums and they are a great help. I'm wondering if you can help a newbie with some advice.

    I just bought a 2004 R12X used on ebay, for better or worse. I have not had a chance to get in the water yet, but have been doing maintenance.

    I replaced the air filter, and changed the oil and oil filter. I actually pumped 7.5 quarts of oil out of it, so someone did a serious overfill job.

    I notice the only area of rust/corrosion on the ski is the turbo area--which from this forum I understand is common with lack of spray and salt water. The lever (waste gate link?_ moves when I push it, so I hope it is not seized.

    I have seen a post about painting the turbo with Rustoleum Cold Galvanize, and am wondering if I should do this, or if anyone else has recommendations.

    Should I take it out on the water and see what happens, or clean/paint/spray the wastegate first?

    Photo of turbo attached.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P1000268.jpg 
Views:	722 
Size:	119.7 KB 
ID:	186950  


  2. #2
    ABSOF*CKINLUTELY enjoisht's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    148
    If im not mistaken this is pretty common on the hot side of turbos... on cars atleast... does look a bit more rusty than usual... but i ride a rxp so im probably no help...

  3. #3
    baba booey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    526
    That is a lot of rust. The manual says that rust is normal on the turbo. You definitely want to soak the crap out of it with some crc-656 and probably take it for a ride. You may have had gas in the oil too, and that is why the sump was so high.

  4. #4
    baba booey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    526
    That is good news that the wastegate acuator moves.

  5. #5
    thanks baba booey,

    is there a reason gas would be in the oil?

    I will say the oil seemed of normal viscosity and was pretty darn black for it to be a gas mix.

  6. #6
    Here is an update on the ski. based on advice from dav dav, I purchased some Rust Reform.

    The following photos are:

    1. Before
    2. After sanding rust and wiping down
    3. During Rust Reform application
    4. After drying for 30 minutes.

    I plan to apply a 2nd coat of rust reform tomorrow (is this necessary?) wait 3 days as instructed on the bottle, and apply a coat of paint.

    Can/should I take it for a test drive during this period?

    Thanks for your help everyone.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	before.jpg 
Views:	487 
Size:	119.7 KB 
ID:	186994   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sanded.jpg 
Views:	576 
Size:	124.8 KB 
ID:	186995   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	rust reform.jpg 
Views:	534 
Size:	120.1 KB 
ID:	186996   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	after 1 coat reform.jpg 
Views:	693 
Size:	124.6 KB 
ID:	186997  

  7. #7
    baba booey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    526
    Quote Originally Posted by gregdole7 View Post
    thanks baba booey,

    is there a reason gas would be in the oil?

    I will say the oil seemed of normal viscosity and was pretty darn black for it to be a gas mix.
    There are more qualified people to answer the question (they will probably chime in). But, gas can make the oil go black prematurely. On the Hondas, if i remember correctly, there is a breather design issue that enables gas to enter the oil (or something like that). I won't be offended if someone corrects me. It has been a while sonce i had my honda. I rode saltwater 100% of the time and my turbo didn't look like that (didnt have GIO either). Good luck.

  8. #8
    baba booey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    526
    Just the sanding made your turbo housing look a lot better. Most of it is cosmetic. When the actuator rusts (won't move), that is when you run into a problem. WGS also goes bad on these (Nitro has a test for this). I think you will be fine taking it for a spin, IMO.

  9. #9
    Dave Sharp dav_dman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    louisville Ky/so. IN
    Posts
    1,453
    +1
    1
    wow you did great! go ride. Use a high heat engine enamel , with rustoleum /primer mixed in if you can find it. Wipe it off good after your ride.

  10. #10
    AWA MEMBER
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Currituck, North Carolina, United States
    Posts
    4,616
    +1
    247
    Quote Originally Posted by gregdole7 View Post
    Here is an update on the ski. based on advice from dav dav, I purchased some Rust Reform.

    The following photos are:

    1. Before
    2. After sanding rust and wiping down
    3. During Rust Reform application
    4. After drying for 30 minutes.

    I plan to apply a 2nd coat of rust reform tomorrow (is this necessary?) wait 3 days as instructed on the bottle, and apply a coat of paint.

    Can/should I take it for a test drive during this period?

    Thanks for your help everyone.



    I wonder if you rode it and got that turbo hot, woud it "bake" that stuff on better?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Just got two new waverunners and four more mouths to feed!
    By southernmaryland in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-29-2011, 04:29 PM
  2. 2009 RXT IS - What to do
    By LuauLounge in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-15-2009, 06:45 AM
  3. I just got a 2000 Polaris SLX watercraft. What to do first?
    By landmonster in forum Polaris PWC Performance
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-02-2008, 03:07 PM
  4. Got a bone stock 150 speedster, what to do?
    By Zero4SPL in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-25-2008, 07:50 PM
  5. What to do about a blown Turbo in MSX150?
    By Dare in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-01-2006, 07:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •