06-05-2013, 06:34 PM #1
Seadoo Dealer/Mechanic Says I Can Safely Go Over 100Hrs Before Supercharger Rebuild?
I was told by a Seadoo dealer/mechanic that I can safely go over 100hrs before needing the supercharger rebuilt and that it was mainly important on the pre-steel washer years (2006&back). He said that he's seen people go as far as 160hrs. Do conditions play a role? I ride mainly on a calm river with almost never any chop so I'm not constantly breaking loose... What do you guys think? Safe to go to 120hrs?
06-05-2013, 06:45 PM #2
You are always rolling the dice on ceramic washers. That being said conditions do play a role. Ceramics do not like it when the pump is constantly breaking loose.
You should replace them as soon as possible.
06-05-2013, 07:31 PM #3
The most recent supercharger rebuild kit is suppose to be good for 200 hrs, which your ski would not have if the charger has never been rebuilt. I believe the general consensus is to still rebuild every 100hrs even with the newest kit available but some of the pros may chime in and correct me. Why risk the health of your engine over a $300 rebuild kit?? As Boataddict said your just rolling the dice from here on out...
06-06-2013, 11:58 PM #4
I went 135 hrs on my 09 gtx I S 255hp before rebuilding the s/c.
If you have ceramic washers then rebuild it ASAP and dont ride it again until that's done.
When you do rebuild it change the washers abd the bearings.
A bearing failure can cost 2 k + to fix everything that breaks when they malfunction.
Play it safe and do it every 100 hrs.
Calm waters do mean they will last longer but no sense in taking the risk of failure when a complete rebuild is not that expensive.
06-07-2013, 12:38 AM #5
06-07-2013, 05:34 AM #6
The ceramics were from 2009 and prior....Only the 2008 RXPX and RXTX had the metal washers.....They went to metal in 2009, if you have never had it done, do it.
06-07-2013, 09:51 AM #7
I was told the switch from ceramic to steel washers was in mid 2007 depending on the build date and that my 2008 RXP215 was definitely steel washers? I'm at 92hrs right now BTW.
06-07-2013, 08:35 PM #8
Nope, stell didnt come out till the 2008 RXPX and RXTX....
06-07-2013, 09:18 PM #9
- Join Date
- Sep 2009
And the gold washers they used in 2008-2009 have had their share of failures......
06-07-2013, 10:49 PM #10
It is about the build date.
The 1st 1/2 of the 08 seadoos had ceramic washers. Last 1/2 had metal.
All X models in 08 had metal.
I've seen this many times.
Rebuild it completely and rip on for another 100 hrs.
I'd say if your at 92 hrs and your still Rippin 100% then your ski came from the last 1/2 of 2008.
But I really wouldnt chance it.
Washers and bearings are a lot cheaper to replace then the 2k+ in damages they cause when they decide to crap out on you.
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