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    Question 03 RXP hard to crank

    Hi all,

    I have a 03 RXP last summer it ingested water and the engine was replaced with an SBT engine. Don’t ever do that, trust me!

    Regardless after the engine replacement the ski has always cranked over slowly, well at least more slowly than any other RXP/RXT. If memory serves someone told me this could be caused by a faulty crank position sensor and/or there was an update for this very type of thing. Can anyone confirm this?

    The ski acts like the starter is dragging. If you put the ski in the water you might get it to crank then again you might not. No codes, no warnings, etc… everything appears good.

    When the engine does crank it runs very rough, doesn’t idle very well, but while it’s on the trailer and you (feather the throttle) it ski appears to have plenty of power. It will buck the trailer and truck back and forth quite forcefully and it will idle for a short period.

    We’ve replaced the battery, and load tested the new battery to make sure it good. Compression is 100lbs across the board (cold), oil level is good no apparent weird noises any suggestions would be appreciated


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    03 RXP?

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    I bet that year RXP is a mo'fo' to crank. Probably harder than my '04 RXT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawz View Post
    03 RXP?
    yea man...... those 03 RXPs were real tough to crank. the problem i had was i had a Key, but i had no 03 RXP to try and crank over with my key... finally when 2004 came around i found a working model that my key would crank.

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    How did I miss this thread for three hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCHeel View Post
    How did I miss this thread for three hours?

    How did I NOT know 03 had an RXP?

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    It's a demo prototype. Maybe he ordered the motor for the wrong year ski and that's the problem. Sorry to be busting your balls Mjet but this is funny.

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    I dont know whats worse???

    03 RXP
    SBT
    or posting this in the performance section

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD 1 View Post
    I dont know whats worse???

    03 RXP
    SBT
    or posting this in the performance section
    good point..say bye bye

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    Look Dan pops out from his little Ozark hole.

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