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    These superchargers are a nightmare!!!! Bearings, washers, etc

    Chaps,
    I have just rebuilt my engine after sc bearing failure on my 04 RXP, I have got a really good used sc from somebody on here but I want to change the clutch before I use it.

    I have read lots of threads on here about superchargers and it seems to be a very confusing topic.I really don,t know what to do for the best.

    Some of the horror stories I have read on here nearly all end up with a blown engine....

    OE bearing failures after low hours...
    OE front oil seal failures..
    Ceramic bearings falling apart..
    OE washer failure...

    etc..etc...

    So my question is, should I just install the latest clutch kit from Jerry,s store which should be bombproof in therory as its the latest kit, or should I install the latest clutch kit and change the bearings, washers and seal?

    Also how do you really make a super strong supercharger that isn,t going to destroy your engine?

    I know this sounds a bit negative but I really love my ski and just hate it when things go wrong.

    Thanks.


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    The best option is install the latest OEM kit check slip and ride.

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    That's why many just go turbo...just kidding...well sorta....

    The problem with secondhand supercharges is that there are no way to know exactly how many hours they really have. Your best bet would be to buy a full rebuild kit and do it right the first time.

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    I agree with beerdart,those upgraded rotax clutch washers which come with the rebuild kit are safe
    ,no failures like in the old days.

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    Just do a full rebuild kit and your good to go, not really a nightmare like you think. There are actually not that many engine failures due to the s/c

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    Quote Originally Posted by suck my wake View Post
    Just do a full rebuild kit and your good to go, not really a nightmare like you think. There are actually not that many engine failures due to the s/c
    thanks chaps, just the sort of replies I was looking for....fitting parts you can have a bit of confidence in, is always good.

    Has anybody any idea what the part number is for the latest rebuild kit.

    Cheers

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    Pack it up, ship to Jerry, include a check, be done, sleep well at night


    (check out the supercharger rebuild thread at the top of this section - sticky at the top)


    EDIT: http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=146938

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkturbo! View Post
    Pack it up, ship to Jerry, include a check, be done, sleep well at night


    (check out the supercharger rebuild thread at the top of this section - sticky at the top)


    EDIT: http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=146938
    Nice idea.....but I live in England so cost of shipping backwards and forwards would be massive.

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    Here is the kit you need, this is the 08+ spec kit and seems to be a good upgrade to the older spec chargers.

    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=763

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    If you think Sea Doo chargers are problematic, read up about the failures with the Yamaha SHO engines.
    Trust me, I have been there and sold out because of it.
    Get a rebuild kit and install it right, I found that the Mc Master Spring Washers hold slip values for a long time and cheap insurance.
    If you ride hard or decide to modify, check the slip often and u will not have a failure.

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