Thread: What happened?
05-08-2014, 10:12 PM #1
Pulled the charger to check slip but couldn't fit the gear wrench over the gear. Upon closer inspection.............did I dodge a BOOM or what?
05-08-2014, 10:15 PM #2
How long has it been since you checked the slip on that? What was it set to previously?
05-08-2014, 10:23 PM #3
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- Crest Hill, IL
You just dodged a big BOOM...
Looks like the one clutch was cut a little too big...
The gear is probably toasted also...
Who did the work on it?
A full rebuild kit is what I suggest, who knows what else could be whacked out of alignment...
05-08-2014, 11:36 PM #4
05-09-2014, 03:59 AM #5
The fact that those washers held together under that torture is pretty damn good
05-09-2014, 09:28 AM #6
T - 3, 2, 1, BOOM ..... BUT GOOD SAVE
05-09-2014, 09:44 AM #7
Does that supercharger have as much time on it as your engine does.
05-09-2014, 09:49 AM #8
05-09-2014, 10:44 AM #9
Ok, here's what I'm thinking as to what happened......
Charger is a ET68/140. It was completely rebuilt 18 hours ago by Rich (WFO). Bought the rebuild kit from the GH store and I believe it had the latest clutches. I pulled the S/Cer at about the 10 hour mark and checked the slip, and it was exactly where it was set at; 18 ft/lbs. On my last ride the ski didn't "feel" right so it went back on the trailer. Pulled the charger again after viewing my data log......saw reduced boost #s and a lot of knock.
The cause......2 rides ago I found a go fast Yamalog at Lake Somerville. I'm not sure if it was an FZR/FZS but it sure was fast even in the choppy conditions. I could catch up with it but not pass. I was amazed at how well the Yammi was staying hooked up. Not so with my ski. In fact I hit one wave that nearly pitched my butt off the ski. I'm thinking all that hooking/unhooking did in one of the clutches. My other concern is the flywheel bolts.
05-09-2014, 10:50 AM #10
buy grade 8 class 10.9 and let your worries go
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