Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    The wet left coast.
    Posts
    1,088
    +1
    108

    Reliability Upgrades

    I'm doing some work on the RXP mainly for longevity and reliability any other suggestions to add to the lists ?

    The supercharger was done by Jerry about 20hrs ago with the latest Seadoo kit.

    Engine List:
    - Upgrade intake and exhaust valves to Supertech.
    - New valve seals.
    - New rocker shaft bolts.
    - Flywheel bolts.
    - 08 S/C oiler mod.

    General Stuff:
    - Check pump bearing and add gear oil.
    - Bilge pump.
    - New in tank fuel filters.


  2. #2
    AtoMIC_OraNGE greenbullet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Barrie / BuckHORN Ontario
    Posts
    2,509
    +1
    234
    that's a good start... new battery and starter solenoid wouldn't hurt either

  3. #3
    wotxxxsd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Orlando
    Posts
    3,928
    +1
    472
    Looks like you've got the known problem areas covered in your upgrades.

  4. #4
    Looks like you already have some Nice Upgrades... & HOLD ON!!!!!

  5. #5
    Boost addict hotbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southern WI
    Posts
    5,503
    +1
    681
    Looks good, might consider a set of arp head bolts, nothing wrong with oems but you can reuse Arp.

    OEM head gasket also.


    Maybe a new carbon seal, hat, and bellows if yours are original.

  6. #6
    canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    The wet left coast.
    Posts
    1,088
    +1
    108
    Quote Originally Posted by hotbird View Post
    Looks good, might consider a set of arp head bolts, nothing wrong with oems but you can reuse Arp.

    OEM head gasket also.


    Maybe a new carbon seal, hat, and bellows if yours are original.

    I have an oem head gasket on the way.

    Carbon seal and bellows were replaced in July right after I bought the machine.

    The manual says the head bolts can be reused as long as the length is within spec, mine are all 1mm less than spec. I planned on re using the head bolts unless there is a really good reason not to.

  7. #7
    Boost addict hotbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southern WI
    Posts
    5,503
    +1
    681
    Quote Originally Posted by canuck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hotbird View Post
    Looks good, might consider a set of arp head bolts, nothing wrong with oems but you can reuse Arp.

    OEM head gasket also.


    Maybe a new carbon seal, hat, and bellows if yours are original.

    I have an oem head gasket on the way.

    Carbon seal and bellows were replaced in July right after I bought the machine.

    The manual says the head bolts can be reused as long as the length is within spec, mine are all 1mm less than spec. I planned on re using the head bolts unless there is a really good reason not to.


  8. #8
    Nothin' better than Doo'in it! BigDaddyRXP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Posts
    9,202
    +1
    673
    The manual does say you can re-use them as long as their within specs..... but I personally wouldn't risk it. If they don't hold.... your doing the entire job over again, and buying another $80+ head gasket. I'm not a fan of the oem head bolts, I'd recommend you buy a set of ARP's.... and be done with them for good.

  9. +1 by:


  10. #9
    canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    The wet left coast.
    Posts
    1,088
    +1
    108
    I have to stop hanging out here you guys can spend my money faster than my wife and three daughters


    OK I'll look into the ARP stud kit !

  11. #10
    Sayers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Melbourne AUS
    Posts
    2,300
    +1
    134
    True you can reuse the TTY bolts if they measure within spec and have not necked down, many do, including well known performance shops. I don't really like using TTY bolts, don't like the install process, and my understanding is that one reason they are used is to compensate for minor install variants when being installed on an assembly line (Minor install variance will still yield the same clamping force?). Just personnel preference for me and I agree with others I would go with some ARP head studs especially if your already in there, and you intend on doing future performance mods?
    surely you could pick up some retainers to go in with the new valves while they are being done? Pick up an ECU later and turn some higher rpm?
    are you still running the stock mani intercooler? External IC would be more efficient and cooler IAT's can only be a good thing for the motor.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. reliable supercharger upgrade for rec rider?
    By sfackett0 in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 09-25-2010, 08:09 AM
  2. way2fast for fast and reliable service
    By Fuhreal in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 07-21-2007, 02:00 PM
  3. Who is in for the Rotax Racing ECU upgrade?
    By Green Hulk in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 12-13-2005, 02:31 PM
  4. Battery upgrade
    By Kinchyle in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-04-2005, 06:26 PM
  5. How to make a Rxt reliable for offshore racing
    By Fabien in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-20-2005, 04:47 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •