06-11-2007, 06:19 PM #1
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- Aug 2006
- Bay Area - Boat at Clear Lake, CA
2003 Sea-Doo GTX Issue - Your opinion
I have had the pleasure of reading the Green Hulk Message Boards for some time and greatly appreciate all the advice and information provided.
I have a 2003 GTX SC that has experienced a 15 mph loss since the first year of ownership (roughly 50 hr mark). The unit has been at the dealer on 5 separate occasions totaling over 175 days. Following our suggestion to check the sc clutch, an issue was identified and the dealer replaced the parts in July 2006 - it still continued to have the speed loss (never fixed). In December 2006, we escalated to BRP and finally BOAT US for some help in getting my problem resolved and after 4 months, BRP requested we take it to a different dealer (yes we should have done that sooner).
BRP came back today with the following explanation and info.
The dealer inspected and test rode the Sea-Doo. They determined there was excessive clearance between the wear ring and the impeller. This clearance caused ventilation and a reduced thrust in the jet pump which
resulted in a loss of top-end speed.
This is not a manufacturer's defect, but a wear item; therefore, the customer will be responsible for the cost of the repairs.
My question is - would the clearance problem mentioned above cause the same symptoms as the sc clutch and go undetected through all the normal servicing and times in the shop.
We are happy she will be fixed - this site has been invaluable!
06-11-2007, 06:29 PM #2
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06-11-2007, 06:42 PM #3
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- Sep 2006
- winchester va
06-12-2007, 12:20 AM #4
A worn out supercharger clutch keeps the RPMs lower and it won't feel as strong. A worn wear ring will still rev high, but won't accellerate as quickly because of cavitation.
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