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    Should I change the washer after only little hours but many years?

    I swapped the washers out on a ski back in 2008 on the 06 RXT and this one isn't used much. It's had just 55 hours in 5 years. Would the washers deteriorate over that time or should I not swap them out just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajrunke View Post
    I swapped the washers out on a ski back in 2008 on the 06 RXT and this one isn't used much. It's had just 55 hours in 5 years. Would the washers deteriorate over that time or should I not swap them out just yet.

    Thanks.
    Yes... I would do a complete rebuild... I just did one after only 8 hours in 6 years..

    The cradle becomes weak over time and the last thing you want is a sc failure and it dropped into your motor

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    Actually, they should be fine...As long as the ski was fired up and ran atleast once a summer, get a few heat cycles in there, then you are okay...

    mattydipps, you HAD to do yours because of the OEM ceramics in there...

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    The thing is the washers are probably still good but that only 1/2 the possible issues.
    The bearings in the s/c are probably needing a change.
    My buddys rxp 215 just had the bearings go out and it wiped out the charger, flywheel,and a few other vital things.
    Change the bearing EVERY TIME you change the washers.

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    wotxxxsd is giving you good advice here!

    The bearing cages get brittle over time. Do a full rebuild every 100 hours or every two years whichever occurs first.
    If a bearing lets go things get real ugly

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