Thread: 2014 RXPX Issue
09-21-2014, 05:01 PM #1
2014 RXPX Issue
I bought the ski a couple weeks ago with 4 hours on it. I put 2 hours on it last week without any issues. I took the ski out today for a long ride and immediately noticed a weird sound like engine was struggling or grinding or something. I wasn't sure if there was actually an issue or if I was just not familiar with the ski yet and worrying about nothing. I checked the grate and impeller, they look clear. About 2 hours into the ride, I went through a fairly long no wake zone. When exiting, I hit the gas and the ski went no where. I believe the RPMs were up to about 6,000. That happened a couple times and then I hit the throttle again and the ski drove as it did before.
I did notice that when I bought the ski at 4 hours, the engine oil looked brand new (as it should). Now at 8 hours, the oil is considerably darker. Could that be an indicator of an issue or is that just because of the fact it is break in oil?
I'm pretty lost on this one. Any help is appreciated.
09-21-2014, 05:07 PM #2
classic symptoms of a SC failure
probably only the clutch
but it could be more
09-21-2014, 05:19 PM #3
If it's a SC failure, STOP using it and to the dealer, pronto. This ski got ridden pretty hard for a failure at just 6 hours, no?
09-21-2014, 05:32 PM #4
09-21-2014, 05:36 PM #5
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- Mar 2013
- Appleton, WI
Its covered under warranty so take in. Best guess would be a clutch issue.
If its anything to do with the supercharger the last thing you want is a total melt down. Always better error on the side of caution.
09-21-2014, 07:08 PM #6
I dont think it is a clutch issue...Especially if it rode like it did before the no wake zone, and only having 6 hours on it....
Without seeing it or riding it, I cant offer anything but will be interested to see what it turns out to be....
09-21-2014, 07:30 PM #7
Could the oil be an indicator or does the break in oil tend to change color from 4 to 8 hours?
09-21-2014, 07:33 PM #8
did the oil get milky or dark?
brake in oil is just standard oil, non synthetic
09-21-2014, 07:50 PM #9
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- Aug 2013
It could have a leaking intercooler already, i know its a long shot but sounds like the symptoms of slight water ingestion, and congrats on buying the ski, i actually was looking at it on craigslist but it seemed weird that the guy was selling it with only 4 hours, hopefully nothing is really wrong with it
09-21-2014, 07:58 PM #10
It almost sounds prop related, cracked hub splines ? Did the ski vibrate when driving back?
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