07-14-2011, 10:51 PM #1
2011 RXT-X Pump Issue / questions
Just brought my ski in for its 10-30 hour service @ 34 hours.. (dealer couldnt get me in any earlier)
asked them to check the steering as it felt vague, and getting some cavatation on launching..
to my suprise they called me a few hours later stated the wear ring is shot (figured that) i sucked a few things into the pump which cant be avoided on the river i ride on..
anywho.. they stated i was lucky to bring my ski in when i did.. that i was missing 1 pump bolt and others were loose.. they said its common when your cavatating and stay on the throttle can shake the pump bolts loose.. ( i dont stay on the throttle when it cavatates)
anytime i sucked something up in the pump i idle it to shore and get it out with our "tool" everytime was some small stick .. the cavatation was only when launching hard..
so my questions..
1. would the loose pump bolts cause vague steering with a 3-4" dead spot in center?
2. would the loose pump bolts cause top speed pulling to the right?
3. would cavatation cause them to rattle loose?
4. could the pump just fall out if the bolts were as loose as they say?
this is my first ski..forgive me i'm still learning..
07-15-2011, 02:35 AM #2
Very common for the pump bolts to be loose, missing or at worst sheared off. When I inspected mine at 15hrs I had 3 bolts missing and 1 remaining. All were re-fitted with loctite and have been fine since. (Now 67hrs). It will cause vague steering and possible vibration especially under braking. At the end of every ride lift the IBR unit up and inspect the bolts and re-torque or remove and re-tighten with loctite.
This really should have been fixed with the 2011 models. Very disappointing to hear it is still happening.
Seadoo: Listen! Fix the basic sh** before adding more gimicks and gadgets.
07-15-2011, 05:01 AM #3
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
- South of Boston MA
My wife's 2011 RXTis has that dead spot and pulls to the right also, is it the bolts that hold the pump to the ski body, or pump to nozzle?
07-15-2011, 05:25 AM #4
Pump is bolted to the ride plate with 4 very small bolts.
The pulling to the right can be solved by adjusting the nozzle alignment slightly
07-15-2011, 05:18 PM #5
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
- South of Boston MA
How the heck do you get to the bolts?
I raised the bucket, but there's no room to get tools in there.
Do I need to remove the nozzle?
The ski I bought in March has allen heads, the one from June has 13mm hex.
07-15-2011, 07:11 PM #6
07-16-2011, 07:45 AM #7
07-16-2011, 08:33 PM #8
removing the pump is very complex if you have never done one of the new skis with IBR...The first one I did took me almost 2.5 hours to remove the pump and replace the wear ring, then reinstall....To make matters worse BRP changed a few things with the IBR between the 2010 and 2011....So if you have done a 2010, the 2011 is different..
The IBR gate must be removed in order to get the nozzle and pump out.
The pump bolts are NOT to be reused per a BRP bulletin..Problem is that the locktite breaks down with the heat in the ride plate, so the bolts become loose.
07-17-2011, 07:28 PM #9
my 2011 RXT-X aS pulls to the right. I adjusted and it still did until I filled the ride plate holes and repatched all the silicone around the ride plate and intake grate. The older skis were shipped with the pump bolts mounted to a shipping bracket that had to be replaced and loctited. My 06 blew the pump off the back less than 4 miles from starting out because the dealer just removed the plate and reused the same bolts with no loctite. As a general rule, all bolts need some form of loctite on a PWC. If the correct loctite and torque is used the bolts should not come loose. The new skis catch a lot of wind and current so if you have the least amount of either it will pull to one side.
07-17-2011, 08:33 PM #10
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