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    2004 RXP 4stroke 215HP

    a few weekends ago we noticed it would not get up above 55 or so (typically does around 70) and then sucked up a rope but we did remove it all before launching it back and then engine light came on and found where the coolant holder was empty added water and it did it again and added water again and then it was fine but still not going above 55. Took to the shop and they of course are recommending wear rings be replaced and now saying that the supercharger has gone out...my questions are What causes it? And should we have it rebuilt or totally replaced. Any other thoughts on what we should do. We have had ware rings replaced before after sucking up ropes/rocks so that was not big suprise but the supercharger was. Thank you for any inisight/info you can offer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by robertjaneen View Post
    a few weekends ago we noticed it would not get up above 55 or so (typically does around 70) and then sucked up a rope but we did remove it all before launching it back and then engine light came on and found where the coolant holder was empty added water and it did it again and added water again and then it was fine but still not going above 55. Took to the shop and they of course are recommending wear rings be replaced and now saying that the supercharger has gone out...my questions are What causes it? And should we have it rebuilt or totally replaced. Any other thoughts on what we should do. We have had ware rings replaced before after sucking up ropes/rocks so that was not big suprise but the supercharger was. Thank you for any inisight/info you can offer.
    Your washers have failed. Do a search and read up about it.

    Your basic options is take the engine covers apart where all the oil goes thru, oil pump, filter and see where your washers are. Once you find them clean and replace any damaged parts. And of course send your supercharger to Jerry for new metal washers and if close to 100 hours I would recommend a full rebuild.

    Or

    You can play russian roulette and just change the washers and hope the washers don't mess your internals too much...this is not recommended though. Eventually a piece of those washers can get caught somewhere and do some major engine damage.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertjaneen View Post
    ...my questions are What causes it? And should we have it rebuilt or totally replaced. Any other thoughts on what we should do. We have had ware rings replaced before after sucking up ropes/rocks so that was not big suprise but the supercharger was. Thank you for any inisight/info you can offer.
    Welcome to the board.

    Seadoo, in their infinite wisdom chose to install ceramic clutch washers in the Sc'ers. when they break...and they do...some explode....it can cause catastrophic damage to the rest of the motor if not caught in a timely manner.

    This is not new...news. Where ya been?

    Check the sc by trying to spin the blades (With motor off) if they spin...it's gone. gotta find what's left of the washers in the oil pump screens.

    The sc shoulda had new washers installed way back when....the bearings probably after a 100hrs. Time for a full rebuild or just put in a bigger wheel once your motor's been cleaned out.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of modding.

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    Could be a leaky head gasket and not the S/C. The cooolant must have gone somewhere ????

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    Welcome to the forum.
    These guys are giving you good advice. The first thing you should have done is put some Riva metal washers in there, but it's too late now. When the notorious ceramic washers fail, the tiny pieces go through the motor and they can destroy your oil pumps, SC impeller, housing, etc.. The motor needs to be pulled to find all the scraps and properly clean out the oil passages and screens. Some dealers know how to do this properly, others don't have a clue. Bottom line; if it's not done properly, you will eventually starve your engine internals of oil and risk throwing a rod through the side of your motor; resulting in parts and labor charges that can easily exceed the value of the watercraft. Sorry for the bad news, here's more info:
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...-Metal-Washers

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