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    Metal Washers

    I was debating purchasing metal washers to replaced the stock ceramic ones because the last thing I want is for my washers to crack and damage my engine.

    Then I found out that 2 metal washers sell for $110+
    Why are 2 metal washers so expensif?

    http://www.rivayamaha.com/RivaStore/...20Supercharger


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    Because they are extremely labor intensive to make

    04-05 washers
    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=389

    06-07 washers
    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=390

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    Worth every penny

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    We REALLY need to make an up to date FAQ sticky. It should be a mandatory read before completing registration on the forum.
    I'm not hating on the newbies. I still am not all that familiar with these skis. But atleast I try not to ask a question that's been asked 1,000 times. If I do end up asking a common question it's because I feel my case varies enough that I have to ask the question or I do a SEARCH and it turns up nothing.

    I bet I sound like NCheel now. I knew I shouldn't have hung around him at Mudbug

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    Do as search on ceramic washer failure or supercharger failure. It is cheap insurance. I just bought a brand new 06 with ZERO hours. I didn't even crank it until I changed the washers.

    I wouldn't care if the washers were 100.00 a piece. Considering the failure rate of the ceramic washers, it was a no brainer to change them.

    Don't second guess or even try to buy yourself time and ride with the OEM ones. CHANGE IT.

    The metallurgy of the special washers are what dictate the price as well as the labor that is involved (special tool). trust me, its worth every penny and a peice of mind. This is my first 4-tec SC ski and I am listening to all the experienced members who have gone thru the mishaps and problems of the ceramics.


    04-05 washers
    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...du cts_id=389

    06-07 washers
    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...du cts_id=390

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    I was debating purchasing metal washers to replaced the stock ceramic ones because the last thing I want is for my washers to crack and damage my engine.

    Then I found out that 2 metal washers sell for $110+
    Why are 2 metal washers so expensif?

    http://www.rivayamaha.com/RivaStore/...20Supercharger
    The real question is; why is BRP so cheap? This issue has to be eating into their bottom line, I didn't buy the SC model because I had a feeling there would be problems, this was before I knew about all of these failures.

    Anyway, with all of the publicity the washer failure problem has on this forum, how could you even think about not making the change? There are people that have had failures on the first outing....who wants their brand new ski/boat back to the dealer for a month or more after you just bought it?

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    I agree, it makes for Bad Customer Experience...
    They probably don't want to do it as a recall because it would cost them an arm and a leg. But then again, they made an arm and a leg in profit on them...

    And now the end-user has to go and spend more money to make sure his ski won't blow up in the middle of no where...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    And now the end-user has to go and spend more money to make sure his ski won't blow up in the middle of no where...
    Welcome to the world of personal watercraft.

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    if you think 110 its too much welcome to the forum

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    I will sell you 2 slightly used ceramic washers, both are still intact.

    Buy Jerry's washers, they are $20 cheaper than the riva washers.

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