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    My Flywheel Bolt BREAKAGE story

    The other day I was tooling around the lake and my BKIT supercharged 06 RXP went completely dead. Well tried to start it and it wouldn't fire at all. Upon disassembly we discovered ALL of the flywheel bolts had been sheared off. This ski has JUST been reassembled due to the the fact I lost the #2 piston due to a lean condition (that's another story), When the FLYWHEEL bolts were ordered , apparently the SEADOO dealer SUBSTITUTED the correct bolts for others that WERE NOT a hardened bolt. Actually in looking at them they were roughly a grade 5 NON-hardened bolt. SO....while it MIGHT have been possible that those bolts MIGHT have held up to the STOCK torque of an unmodified RXP, my BKITTED RXP simply snapped them off in short order. SO the correct bolts were reinstalled ( looks like GRADE 8 hardened to me). Getting the DEALER to pay for HIS stupid mistake seems like a pointless exercise so the bottom line is accept no SUBSTITUTES.


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    Sorry to hear that happened to you Greg. This was a pretty common occurance with 03-05 model years. That's why Sea Doo offeres an upgraded bolt kit.

    All you guys running around with modded 03-05 engines may want to read this thread
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=15566

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    Sorry to hear that happened to you Greg. This was a pretty common occurance with 03-05 model years. That's why Sea Doo offeres an upgraded bolt kit.

    All you guys running around with modded 03-05 engines may want to read this thread
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=15566
    Jerry, I see you mention that this is more of a problem with the '03~'05 skis with AM ECU's, but this has happened with the stock ECU too correct? My other question is: do you know of any symptions the ski will show before these bolts back out and get sheared off? Anything like a loss of speed, RPM, holeshot, engine running rougher at certain RPM, etc.? Or is it just as random as the ceramic washers taking a dump?

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    There are no symptoms. When they shear your engine dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    There are no symptoms. When they shear your engine dies.
    Great. At least I'll know something is definately wrong after that happens.

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    sorry aboutthis. happen a week ago to me aslo. got it back together tho

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