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    '05 ceramic clutch

    Pulled s.charger, both ceramic elements have decided to reside elsewhere, they are gone. Also heat related "blueing" on adjacent outboard washer. Now trying to educate myself to determine next step.
    THIS SUCKS!


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    Well, you have to get the remains of the ceramic washers out of the motor.
    They are most likely on the oil return strainer inside the PTO housing.
    How many hrs on the ski? what mods? Warranty?

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    33 hrs on ski, No mods, Purchased in March with 2 year warranty, had the 10hr service.

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    Since it's under warranty let the dealer worry about it. It may be beneficial for you to purchase the Rotax Racing heavy duty clutch and have your dealer reinstall that in lieu of the stock clutch.

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    Bullit, what is the history of performance/problems with your ski? What I mean is, did you notice rpms decrease slowly, from what rpm to what rpm? Or did it run great, then suddenly not run good, or?? I am curious what symptoms your ski displayed before you realized you had a supercharger problem and pulled it off ... I have an '05 also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk
    Since it's under warranty let the dealer worry about it.
    OH YEAH....

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    Vern,

    When mine went out on my 03 GTX-SC it was just instant. I turned it on and it wouldn't reach max speed, I think it was about 6000 rpm on that ski. I don't remember.

    What sucked is that the dealer didn't have any idea what was wrong, I even explained it to them over and over that the clutch is out, fix it. 6 weeks later I got my ski back.

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    Yes I know and have felt that feeling of frustration when it is obvious that you know more about your ski than the dealer and/or their service department.

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    Vern,
    No prior problems with ski. My rpm's dropped from mid 7900's (w.o.t.) to exactly 6400 within just a few seconds. After pulling charger I noticed the signs of excessive heat (described above) from slipping, which led to the ceramic elements coming apart. Hell, I don't know but that is my guess and I damn sure cannot find a dealer in my area that does. At least the ones that I have spoken to, or the ones that took the time or had the interest to discuss it with me.

    Miketrin and joeg,
    Same problem here and I am amazed. I would never claim to know more and was very carefull not to be perceived as feeling that way as I was working with the shop that had my ski initially. But, when it came to my clutch I damn sure did thanks to sources of info like this forum. I have other words to describe my feelings on this but, I will keep them to myself.

    Vern, call me at 281-684-0427 anytime so I can be a little more detailed with symptoms .

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