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    Question on this charger failure.

    Total bearing failure. Shaft is cocked sideways and locked the motor up. Not sure but appears all the ball bearings are trapped inside, but I don't see any pieces of the bearing cage. What may have gotten into the oil pumps/motor? Here are some pictures...

    What is the best course of action for this failure? Check screens in both oil pumps and change oil/filter? Possibility of any damage to the gear in the motor?
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    My charger did the same thing and caused my ceramics to disintegrate. Unfortunately, I found smashed bearing on both sides of the engine. I would first pull the screens, split the supercharger, and see if you find them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPower View Post
    Total bearing failure. Shaft is cocked sideways and locked the motor up. Not sure but appears all the ball bearings are trapped inside, but I don't see any pieces of the bearing cage. What may have gotten into the oil pumps/motor? Here are some pictures...

    What is the best course of action for this failure? Check screens in both oil pumps and change oil/filter? Possibility of any damage to the gear in the motor?
    How many hours on that charger?
    First step would be to confirm that all 7 balls are still in the charger. As for the cage it is plastic and you will likely find it behind the front oil pump cover. If you find your missing pieces there and your flywheel is not hurt you are probably in good shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedskixp View Post
    How many hours on that charger?
    First step would be to confirm that all 7 balls are still in the charger. As for the cage it is plastic and you will likely find it behind the front oil pump cover. If you find your missing pieces there and your flywheel is not hurt you are probably in good shape.

    Thanks Skip. 180 ish hours on the charger..washers at 100 hours. It certainly should have been rebuilt already.

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    180 hrs. on those bearings

    Nice bed... BTW

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    TBH, by the time this one has been re-built etc, you may be better buying a X Charger, and just putting this one down to pasture.

    The impeller will have "touched-down" in the housing, and wrecked the outer casing too.

    B.E.R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyRXP View Post
    180 hrs. on those bearings

    Nice bed... BTW
    Yeah, it's my fathers ski. I try and do my best and help him maintain it, but he packed the hours on pretty quick.

    Haha, rockin the 80's waterbed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richieb View Post
    TBH, by the time this one has been re-built etc, you may be better buying a X Charger, and just putting this one down to pasture.

    The impeller will have "touched-down" in the housing, and wrecked the outer casing too.

    B.E.R.
    I agree with you. This charger will be laid to rest. I won't lie either, I hope to convince him to sell this ski after I fix it and have him pick up an FZS.

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    Here is what I found. What else am I looking for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPower View Post
    Here is what I found. What else am I looking for?
    The cage is not even broken...

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    Yeah, I am confused too....

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