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    Stainless washer failure. Edit* It's ceramic: seller lied

    Edit** Seems like the guy I bought the ski from lied or the dealer lied to him. The ceramic washers were not replaced. Lucky me.

    I took my SC off today since it was only running up to 50 mph. There is only one stainless washer by the SC drive gear. I took the oil filter out and could see small metal flakes in the filter.

    Looks like I'm gonna have to pull the engine and inspect the oil pump and other junk down there. I hope I didn't mess anything up to bad. I rode it for prolly 30-45 minutes after it started messing up. I didn't have any idea it could be the SC at the time. I bought it used with 39 hours on it and it's sitting at 45 hrs right now.
    Horrible luck.


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    what year - are you sure it had metal washers?

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    Well the guy I bought the ski from said he had them replaced and some of the pics on the site of the ceramic washers had a greenish tint to them. These aren't green but then again they're not nice and shiney. I don't know if the oil would add a tint to them after a while or they're just ceramic.

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    Please post some pics of what's left.

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    Ceramic or Stainless?
    I started taking out the engine a few hours today. All I have to do is hoist disconnect the starter leads and lift it out. It wasn't near as hard a job as I thought it would be. Just gotta see how much damage was caused.
    Are there any threads on which cover I'm supposed to pull off the inspect for damage or do I just pull as much as I can off to find the metal particles?

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    And you can barely feel some slack in the SC main bearings up and down. Are you supposed to be able to feel any slack? Prolly time for a full rebuild. Might be a good time to start upgrading the SC

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbug660 View Post
    And you can barely feel some slack in the SC main bearings up and down. Are you supposed to be able to feel any slack? Prolly time for a full rebuild. Might be a good time to start upgrading the SC
    You definitely lost a washer. Send the SC to Jerry for rebuilding if thats your plan and get your engined cleaned up while you wait bro

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    The washer you have left looks like a ceramic in the pic. But it is hard to tell with the view.

    Ceramic washers,
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    we were supposed to change over from ceramics to have piece of mind. is the same thing going on with metal washers as well ? that is a shame, if this is the situation

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    That's the one remaining Ceramic you have there on the spindle.

    You will need to drag the engine out, and give it a good clean out am afraid to be safe.

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