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    Well I guess steel washers fall apart too.

    Scared at first then scratching my head later.......Took the TX out this past 4th weekend...was running great then noticed severe lack of power but also lack of supercharger whistle.....pulled the intake hose and checked the impeller to find it freewheeling......Heart sinks and wallet gets awfull sore at this point. Got it home and pulled out the SC to find one of the friction washers missing....but the other one looks fine along with the rest of the SC......checked the oil filter....Clean as a whistle....WTF?......so now I have to do my favorite thing in the world and pull the engine (sarcastic)......open the pTO to find the washer in about 10 pieces in the cover.......pump screen had 0 particles in it though......I guess if its gonna break this would be the best case scenario you can run into.....Ski has 47 hours on it and I don't do wave jumping or throttle flicking so???....defective from the factory I guess?? 08 rxtx


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    Should have been found mostly in the front oil pump?

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    Still have to Flush the engine....but so far found about 70% of the washer.....gonna pull front pump tomorrow.....so far no particles just chucks.

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    It probably failed cause they had too much slip

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultramaxracing05 View Post
    It probably failed cause they had too much slip
    I'm not too sure that was the problem. I almost had the same situation with my charger but caught it just in the nick of time.

    Someone mentioned the clutches are thinner.....
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    do you have a picture of that inner diameter of that washer that walked? looked like it turned egg shape in the inside.
    Just compared 3 types of washers,
    Ceramics. Same thickness as Riva Gold washers.
    New Silver washers, they seem to be about 1/64 of an inch thinner, which is really not going to matter, since these are harder then the previous ones.

    I have 100 hrs on the charger and the newer style washers don't show any wear marks, these have a higher hardened rating.

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    Yep!
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    I'm guessing you are running a bigger charger,? the spring tensions was too much and seem that it did not allow the washer to float radially and pinched it in a way that put it in a bind with the shaft and when it slipped the shaft grinded on the inside of the washer...

    Thats what I think

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    That's why we suggest a complete rebuild every 2 years or 100 hrs.
    You were way past 2 yrs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultramaxracing05 View Post
    I'm guessing you are running a bigger charger,? the spring tensions was too much and seem that it did not allow the washer to float radially and pinched it in a way that put it in a bind with the shaft and when it slipped the shaft grinded on the inside of the washer...

    Thats what I think
    Its a 68/140. It was completely rebuilt with the kit from the store 18 hours ago. Pulled it at 10 or so hours after the rebuild and slip was still where it was set at; 18#. Cause: too much hooking and unhooking in very choppy conditions and near full throttle in turn causing slippage and way to much heat. That is my guess.....your thoughts probable! I don't really know but I'm going to completely rebuild this charger again!

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