Thread: Supercharger rebuilds
07-21-2014, 08:17 PM #1
I'm looking at an 08' RXP 215 and the supercharger hasn't been done. The owner claims since it is an 08' it doesn't have the problems of the 07'. I'm wondering if this is true or will it need the supercharger kit? It only has 28hrs so the original supercharger would have lots of life left in it.
07-21-2014, 08:45 PM #2
a SC that old IMO is due for new bearings/seals
that ski has sat a lot
it will probably be fine...but you never know
07-21-2014, 09:08 PM #3
Definitely have it rebuilt if you buy it. It might be fine , but not worth the risk.
07-21-2014, 10:17 PM #4
Should I be concerned with the year and low hours and sitting for awhile? I figure it should be almost brand new and has lots of life left, plus I'm looking for something a little more powerful than my 155. I find it slow out of turns
07-22-2014, 01:07 AM #5
rebuild the charger now .. do it right the first time and only time for a peace of mind for another 80-100 hrs
07-22-2014, 06:48 AM #6
the reason u want to have it rebuilt is because the plastic bearing cages overtime become brittle,once they become brittle chance of breaking increases drastically....it is a chance you do not want to take... Unfortunately for you there's not many hours on it....1 solution maybe to just replace the bearings see you only have only 28 hours on the clutches but before doing that I would send it to a reputable supercharger builder and have them inspected first, if he feels the rest of this supercharger is good,then for $50 for a set of bearings and 25 for a new seal you could be good to go
07-22-2014, 07:05 AM #7
metal bearing cages > plastic
Bet that oil is complete garbage in the engine. crap oil changes every hour for the first two hours then 1qt every 5hrs unless it's clear and puirty is what I did. Still change one qt every 5hrs due to how I ride and I don't have the PTO SC oiler.
07-22-2014, 09:02 AM #8
This supercharger issue seems to be a bit of a headache, as well as some concerns with oil, but I would think a regular oil change would correct that.
07-22-2014, 09:06 AM #9
it will. Oil is universal as is changing it when something isn't right or something has been sitting. I'll attribute more engine problems to improperly maintained oil that anything else.
07-22-2014, 06:31 PM #10
The 2008s don't have ceramic washers but as everyone else said, that supercharger needs to be rebuilt right away.
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