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    I assume these are ceramic washers? (Pics Inside)

    Just picked up my first Seadoo, a 2004 GTX 4-Tec S/C with 58 hours and read up on the ceramic washer issues. Pulled it when I got off work. Is it safe to assume I have ceramic washers by these pics?

    BTW, a 1/4" ignition wrench removes the rear bolt in about 60 seconds.

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    I would say yes they are ceramic. Do yourself a favor and rebuild it before going on the water.

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    Yeah, that's the plan.

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    You can get just the clutches.....but since its the 185 version, if you pop for the rebuild, make sure it comes with the 17-tooth gear....

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    When you rebuild I'd suggest bearings and washers.
    If the bearings go then it can destroy a lot of things including your engine.
    It's a little more $$$ than just the washers but you will not have to worry about future destruction.

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    Is there a trick to removing the needle bearing without catastrophic results? I may just send it to Jerry.
    Last edited by Ski Hacks MG; 04-16-2013 at 08:02 PM.

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    Good idea.
    It will be done right.

    Then no supercharger worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    Is there a trick to removing the needle bearing without catastrophic results? I may just send it to Jerry.
    Theres a tool speedfreak made if im not mistaking to take the gear and bearings off without dropping any...BUT even with 58 hours on it i would opt for a complete rebuild,that charger is 9 years old and IF it is still original the bearings will need to be replaced IMO...These things need to be ran,not sitting.So unless you want to gamble with just replacing clutches, i would go for the sure thing and rebuild it completely.youll thank yourself in the end..

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    OEM Rebuild kit on the way for Friday delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    OEM Rebuild kit on the way for Friday delivery.
    Good plan. That supercharger will need a full rebuild despite only having 58 hours on it.

    The bearing cages get brittle over time. Rule of thumb is to rebuild them every 100 hours or every 2 years whichever occurs first.

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