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    Washer failure

    Talk about timing. I discover this website by chance this week. Learn about rebuiling the s/c every 100 hours. Take the skis out this weekend just kinda babying them to the sandbar - maybe a mile from the landing. and badabing... the RXP fels funny and has zero boost. The Wake ski's s/c looks fine, but will get a rebuild anyway. The RXP's s/c is missing one of the clutch washers so it will get a rebuild, and motor pull to find it... lovely

    Unless there is a way to try and find the pieces without pulling the motor...?

    And maybe someone can double check for me... I'm pretty sure one of the washers in pic # 2 is still there?
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    Edit: One washers in pic 2 is missing.
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    Nope! pull that motor

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    I have a friend with an 04 RXP that just turned 100 hours. I have been telling him the last couple years that he is on borrowed time; he needs to change out the SC washers, but he just doesn't care. I even have offered to rebuild it for him if he buys the kit, still will not listen.

    I probably will buy it super cheap from him when the washers blow......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Dood View Post
    I have a friend with an 04 RXP that just turned 100 hours. I have been telling him the last couple years that he is on borrowed time; he needs to change out the SC washers, but he just doesn't care. I even have offered to rebuild it for him if he buys the kit, still will not listen.

    I probably will buy it super cheap from him when the washers blow......
    No, more than likely he will get the charger rebuilt then and ride it til it quits...

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    Quote Originally Posted by uscin2003 View Post
    And maybe someone can double check for me... I'm pretty sure one of the washers in pic # 2 is still there?
    You are missing 1 washer in pic #2. You will find what's left of that washer in the suction oil pump.

    The ceramic pieces could have damaged your timing chain, magneto, double gear, oil pumps, plain bearings ... etc. It's best to commit yourself to a complete teardown. But, if you are like me - you'll remove the pieces from the oil pump and keep riding. I got lucky and added another 182 hours to my RXP - until I shattered a metal clutch washer - then I had to dig-in and fix the carnage. Get a cherry picker and start diggin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigo View Post
    You are missing 1 washer in pic #2. You will find what's left of that washer in the suction oil pump.

    The ceramic pieces could have damaged your timing chain, magneto, double gear, oil pumps, plain bearings ... etc. It's best to commit yourself to a complete teardown. But, if you are like me - you'll remove the pieces from the oil pump and keep riding. I got lucky and added another 182 hours to my RXP - until I shattered a metal clutch washer - then I had to dig-in and fix the carnage. Get a cherry picker and start diggin'.
    I thought it appeared only one washer was missing... shoulda pulled the charger before I went out stupid me.

    Suction oil pump... the one in the front or back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uscin2003 View Post
    I thought it appeared only one washer was missing... shoulda pulled the charger before I went out stupid me.
    I don't think it was stupid. It's kinda like getting herpes - nobody ever thinks it's gunna happen to them.

    Quote Originally Posted by uscin2003 View Post
    Suction oil pump... the one in the front or back?
    You have the service manual, right? Follow the procedure for doing an oil change - remove the oil - remove the front oil pump - find pieces in the oil pump strainer.

    Your suction oil pump components will be trashed - plan on replacing them.

    And if you decide to continue riding - your main bearings will look like this.


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    Found some of it up front. Doesn't really look like all of it to me.

    Think the rest is dust, or might there be pieces in the PTO housing on the other side?

    Slight wear on the oil pump parts... replace?
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    looks like your bearings have collapsed as well

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