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    Supercharger washer failure

    Ok I just bought a 2007 seadoo speedster and took it for my first ride to only find out that I have supercharger failure. I took the charger out and the washers are not there so they are obviously in the motor !! I called the guy who I bought the boat from and of course he says it ran fine the last time he had it out so they most of failed while sitting in the garage yea right ! Or they failed on my fist drive with it even though we no that's not the case. So I have been looking around to what I need to do and it looks like the motor needs to come out does that sound right ? I called a dealership today and talked to a mechanic and he said to count the needle bearings and that there should be 40 of them and if there all there then to just clean the oil screen to get it all out and I should be fine does this sound right.

    I should have never taken the guys word I should have insisted on going for a test ride before I bought the boat. I called him and he said he will try to work with me so I told him I would look into it to find the best options but at this point I would like my money back but I don't think that is going to happen

    Any thoughts on what the dealer had told me ?


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    Yes you need to pull the motor and get the pieces out. Yes there are 40 needle bearings.
    Just try to find all the pieces and try to reconstruct the broken washers to make sure you got them all.
    Since the charger is out completely rebuild it.
    Good luck.
    You have your work cut out for you.
    If your close to Orlando my mechanic does this for 6-700 and that includes the rebuild.

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    Thanks but I'm no where close to Florida but your take on this is motor needs to come out

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    The problem is that when the ceramic washers fail, the dust and little bits of the ceramic will destroy the oil pumps first, and the bearings second if it is run for more than a really short time. Additionally, the ceramic bits can damage the cam chain as well.

    The engine must be removed and completely torn down and cleaned out, with new cam chain as a precaution. If you don't do this right, you will be rebuilding a blown engine in a very short amount of time. (I have a block sitting in the garage with a big hole in the side when the bearing went and threw the rod out the side of the case....)

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    I don't think u need to replace the timing chain and all that.
    You do need to pull the motor / motors and clean them out thoroughly..
    Question is how long did the previous owner ride with the charger blown????
    The oil filter and screens will catch any dust that made its way in..

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    I don't think u need to replace the timing chain and all that.
    You do need to pull the motor / motors and clean them out thoroughly..
    Question is how long did the previous owner ride with the charger blown????
    The oil filter and screens will catch any dust that made its way in..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotxxxsd View Post
    The oil filter and screens will catch any dust that made its way in..
    Tell that to his main bearings.

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    This sucks I just got totally screwed over

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    Sorry to see that , there is a way without taking out the motor but as WOTXXXXD says its important to know for how long the riding when the charger were blowin , as you can vacum the oil and but anew oil and do that one or twice ofcourse you have to change the oil filtre and clean the screen and take the pto out
    in the end it depend for how long engine were running when the charger blowed

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    There is no vacuuming all the oil out of these engines completely, those who think so have never seen the inside of the bottom case...
    You're playing with fire if you do not rebuild...
    A cam chain is 100 dollars, if you don't do that and grit gets in there you are looking at a severely toasted engine...So why would you not change it???

    You just bought the boat, yes it sucks you got screwed, but do it right and you won't have to worry you're going to put a rod through your block or do a full replacement...

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