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    12 rxt-x running poor/slow and stumped...

    2012 rxt-x stock. I cant figure out what's wrong. I have 86 hours on her. It was running great last week when I went out. Then I took it out a few days ago and all I got was 7400ish rmps and only 61 mph. It was breaking up a bit too. So, I changed the plugs, checked the hoses, checked prop and wear ring, oil is clean and not overfilled and all looked well. I took it for a ride today and it was still running slow and had low rpms. I pulled the intake off and felt for play on the charger. I couldn't turn it but I did have very minimal movement back and forth. very very subtle. Is this normal?

    The maintenance required light is on when it starts then turns off. I thought this was a scheduled light as opposed to a check engine light. Can someone please advise and guide me in the right direction. I'd like to fix this if its a small problem before it sits in the dealer for the last few weeks of the season. Thanks in advance.


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    Check your inner cooler.
    My ic crapped out and it did the same things yours is doooing now.

    My ic took a dump at around 50 hrs.

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    thanks for the quick reply. I just had it replaced 5 hours ago. Waited weeks for a dealer to get one in. Heart of the summer and sea-doo couldn't get them out quick enough. My guy had a waiting list for skis needing new intercoolers.

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    Just Dooo a check and see. Yeah its going to be wise to let them replace it if that is the issue..
    Gotta love the warranty!!!

    Just doo a search and you can find the best way to test the ic...

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    Sounds like its a trip to the dealership...

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    Breaking up like engine not running smooth or pump cavitation? Check through the intake grate and look at the impeller, make sure nothing is damaged or wrapped around the shaft.

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    Breaking up like the feeling of a misfire or shitty plugs. And it has different symptoms then when the intercooler started leaking. I guess I will be testing the new intercooler. I cant rule it out. Thanks guys. I appreciate the help.

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    Possibly a clogged Injector????

    Run a double dose of Injector cleaner thru it.

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    So I added about a quart and a half of oil. I tested it warm and level. I was surprised it burned that much oil over the season. No leaks, no smoke. The dealer test rode it and they said it ran and looked good. I test rode it after picking it up and its fine. Really weird.

    Could running a ski low on oil cause it to turn less rpms? From what I read I only know of overfilling causing it to run slower. Thanks!

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    Never heard of a ski running like crap because it was low on oil..

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