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    Riva Gen 3 Intercooler Leaking after less than year use - Not happy

    Well, I started noticing some minor issues with my ski and so I did a boost leak test... The pressure drops slowly (not a huge obvious leak) but Ive confirmed bubbling and air hissing from the IC back flush line and plumbed water strainer. I CANT BELIEVE I NOW OWN A $800 PAPERWEIGHT AS RIVA DOES NOTHING ABOUT THIS! BEWARE - ONLY A 90 day warranty-

    The ski is 2012 RXPX, which doesn't have relevance but figured someone would ask.

    I originally decided to go with Riva due to trusting their "higher quality" and maybe some experienced well thought out development. apparently that doesn't go too far... Keep in mind that I ride mainly salt water down here in Florida and Riva states that salt will eventually corroded anything. I guess I didn't realize I had to replace my IC every year or so... I'm just a little pissed off at the moment-

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    Can the area that is leaking be tig welded?

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    Everyone I know has had a leak , has had a new one sent out by RIVA ...

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    I can't guarantee that your problem was salt water, but I have long suspected that the anode placement on the Riva Gen 3 intercooler renders it next to useless. I have some anodes and fittings here that will place the zinc directly into the water flow. If you want to try out the Fizzle F1000 Intercooler I am willing to give you a $100 credit towards it in exchange for the failed Riva intercooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    Can the area that is leaking be tig welded?
    The area leaking sounds like its coming from inside the rear end tank so I'm not sure if it can be sealed up - I can hear hissing coming from the water lines and particularly the bottom one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLASHER View Post
    Everyone I know has had a leak , has had a new one sent out by RIVA ...
    Slasher, If its within the 90 days then you get a new one and if its after then they just give you a tiny credit towards a new one. Im not the typical guy to bash anyone so maybe I haven't cried hard enough about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFizzleJR View Post
    I can't guarantee that your problem was salt water, but I have long suspected that the anode placement on the Riva Gen 3 intercooler renders it next to useless. I have some anodes and fittings here that will place the zinc directly into the water flow. If you want to try out the Fizzle F1000 Intercooler I am willing to give you a $100 credit towards it in exchange for the failed Riva intercooler.
    So you are essentially offering him $100 for the Riva intercooler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFizzleJR View Post
    I can't guarantee that your problem was salt water, but I have long suspected that the anode placement on the Riva Gen 3 intercooler renders it next to useless. I have some anodes and fittings here that will place the zinc directly into the water flow. If you want to try out the Fizzle F1000 Intercooler I am willing to give you a $100 credit towards it in exchange for the failed Riva intercooler.
    Fizzle, I will most likely end up going with yours so I will let you know -

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post

    So you are essentially offering him $100 for the Riva intercooler?
    if so ill give $110.00...hahahahha...BET!!!!!!!!!!

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