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    XS Intercooler exploded.. Pics

    I went out for my third ride this year this morning, it's finally in the 60's here, so the season approaches. Got about half way out in the middle of the lake (2-3 miles) when the engine started sputtering. I immediately turned back, and by the time I got to the ramp, the engine was flooded. By the time I got my truck backed down the ramp, the rear platform of the ski was completely underwater. My poor little bilge had no chance.

    I tore it down -- got the water out, and the oil, then tore it down to see what happened. I wasn't pleased with what I found.

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    The IC only has about 40 hours on it.. the bracket was still in place, and it's always winterized on the last day of summer.

    Has this happened to anyone else? ..Is there any type of warranty on these? I don't want to be out the whole season.. college has all my extra funds tied up.


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    I have never seen a X crack like that are you sure it did not freeze??

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    The dealership winterized it at the end of August, and it's stored in my fathers sub-level garage where the temperature rarely sees freezing. I've never heard of one cracking either. Initially I thought it might have been from freezing, too, but it just doesn't add up. This is my third time on the lake with it this year, and I've run it on the hose three of four times prior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    I have never seen a X crack like that are you sure it did not freeze??
    +1.
    Atleast a replacement is only a little over $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    I have never seen a X crack like that are you sure it did not freeze??
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    Crack looks a little corroded like it may have been there a while. Good thing they are so cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedskixp View Post
    Atleast a replacement is only a little over $100.
    Where can I get a replacement for ~100?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX-Pike View Post
    Where can I get a replacement for ~100?
    ebay - just-intercoolers. just make sure you get the one that will fit, they list dimensions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX-Pike View Post
    Where can I get a replacement for ~100?
    Zach, I'll split the replacement cost with you. I'm sorry that this happened. I have never seen this before either. I sent you a PM. I'll have the intercooler on its way to you on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFizzleJR View Post
    Zach, I'll split the replacement cost with you. I'm sorry that this happened. I have never seen this before either. I sent you a PM. I'll have the intercooler on its way to you on Monday.
    talk about some customer service!

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    Thanks everyone for your input.

    James has worked out a solution for me -- great way to stand behind a product, a good guy.

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