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    2011 onwards SC difference

    BS, truth or myth?

    My stealer tells me that from 2011 all SC's can run 200hrs between rebuilds!?!

    Pre 2011 SC's can be upgraded to run 200hrs, but if they are rebuilt as before, they should be rebuilt at 100hrs.

    Which parts of this is true? What is different with a 100hr and 200hr SC (shaft, bearings, seals etc)?

    Does the 2011's require a different rebuild kit?

    Very confused. How can you tell if it is a 100hr or 200hr build - if they sit side by side on the bench?

    Someone make it simple for a simple guy.


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    This has been discussed numerous times..... Search it.

    Everybody agrees seadoo implemented the 200 hour rebuild because people complained about spending money on sc's every 100 hours.

    Everyone has agreed, rebuild every 100 hours or 2 years. Not worth the risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpracing View Post
    This has been discussed numerous times..... Search it.

    Everybody agrees seadoo implemented the 200 hour rebuild because people complained about spending money on sc's every 100 hours.

    Everyone has agreed, rebuild every 100 hours or 2 years. Not worth the risk.

    I did read the thread on it, but it never really answered the question. How does the 11 onwards SC build kit differ from pre 11 (original 100hr) kit.

    What I'm looking for is a definative "they improved the washers further and are using a new bearing with supertough case" or similar. Alternatively, someone to say, with absolute certainty "the rebuild kit is IDENTICAL to the previous 100hr kit, it's just Seadoo taking a gamble with our skis. There is nothing new, just a 200 sticker instead of a 100!"

    Anyone?..

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    No difference in bearings, the bearings are the main culprit. Again, seadoo did this as a marketing strategy to make people happy.

    As per many, many members on here have agreed.

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    They changed the metal clutches from a gold to a gritty grey type.....They also have stronger spring washers and now come with a single lip Viton oil seal....The bearings,which have not changed in years are a area of concern as is the clutch washers....Between the 2 you still need to rebuild around 100 hours as those little FAG bearing dont hold up well after they have some time on them at 40,000+RPMs....So yes your stealership is going by BRPs recommendation BUT the right way,and safe way is to continue to have your Scer rebuilt at or around 100 hours...Like they say,you can pay a little now,or alot later...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoman View Post
    They changed the metal clutches from a gold to a gritty grey type.....They also have stronger spring washers and now come with a single lip Viton oil seal....The bearings,which have not changed in years are a area of concern as is the clutch washers....Between the 2 you still need to rebuild around 100 hours as those little FAG bearing dont hold up well after they have some time on them at 40,000+RPMs....So yes your stealership is going by BRPs recommendation BUT the right way,and safe way is to continue to have your Scer rebuilt at or around 100 hours...Like they say,you can pay a little now,or alot later...

    Thanks Snowman.

    Am I correct in saying the ceramics ended somewhere mid to end 07, 08 was the metal with coating (gold?) and the grey gritty ones from 09 onwards. And the 09 onwards ones have not changed even today, it's just from 2011 Seadoo decided they could claim 200hrs at that point?

    Also, where does 08 RXT X & RXP fit in with all this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tornado34 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Snoman View Post
    They changed the metal clutches from a gold to a gritty grey type.....They also have stronger spring washers and now come with a single lip Viton oil seal....The bearings,which have not changed in years are a area of concern as is the clutch washers....Between the 2 you still need to rebuild around 100 hours as those little FAG bearing dont hold up well after they have some time on them at 40,000+RPMs....So yes your stealership is going by BRPs recommendation BUT the right way,and safe way is to continue to have your Scer rebuilt at or around 100 hours...Like they say,you can pay a little now,or alot later...

    Thanks Snowman.

    Am I correct in saying the ceramics ended somewhere mid to end 07, 08 was the metal with coating (gold?) and the grey gritty ones from 09 onwards. And the 09 onwards ones have not changed even today, it's just from 2011 Seadoo decided they could claim 200hrs at that point?

    Also, where does 08 RXT X & RXP fit in with all this?
    Correct,They actually still used ceramics in some of their boats in 08 to kill inventory..08 skis fall into the metal gold washer era....

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