03-09-2006, 08:02 PM #1
Look Ma! My SC Impeller is Chipped!
i just finished installing something... which you will see a new thread on in a few more minutes.. and i stuck my arm and digi cam into the hull and snapped some pics to see what's goin on under the block, in the SC, and couple other places... Lookie what I found... SC has never been taken apart or touched ever.
Where's the metal piece? I'd like to hope it was installed that way from the factory, but i'm being realistic. Anything you recommend investigating and checking for damage even tho it's kinda a small chip?
03-09-2006, 08:07 PM #2
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Are you sure something didn't go in there?
03-09-2006, 08:07 PM #3
steve this sux man, and ur right, where did that piece go? but now u can buy that new sc impeller to replace this one
03-09-2006, 08:16 PM #4
Oh boy... that sucks Shib- now more decisions...
Umm- pick up a Riva/Vortec real cheap?
03-09-2006, 08:19 PM #5Originally Posted by jawz
give me the path that this metal bit can travel thru the engine and what damage COULD happen? please advise, i'm kinda not sure if i should care or not yet.. i guess because i don't have a clue about the severity of what you see in that picture.
Vic... check your PM in 2 minutes.. typing something to you
03-09-2006, 08:45 PM #6
Don't you have the RR Intercooler? Maybe it could be laying in there hopefully?
03-09-2006, 08:51 PM #7
nope, never had an external intercooler on it yet... just installed extended bars, grips, throttle, thru-hull exhaust, and air intake in the past month.... it has not been in the water since it's been modded.
03-09-2006, 08:56 PM #8
Take her to your Brothers at your dealer ship and do a comp test. This will show you real quick. Steve there is a good chance it could of just passed stright through your engine with no damage.
I hope you are OK.
03-09-2006, 09:03 PM #9
yea i'm OK of course i'm not worried because if there's any issue i know i got a mechanic, well a friend before a mechanic, that will do whatever it takes for me and I can trust him with my ski and my life... but still sorta sucks i guess
I'm gonna be down at the shop with it tomorrow and screw around with it and see what Rob thinks... WAS planning on riding tomorrow to do some testing
question is what hit the impeller to make it chip and where are both of those items now... or maybe the material oc cast impeller was weak at that point and chipped off? i dunno...
don't know if this has ANYTHING to do with it, but when i removed my stock exhaust for the thru-hull, i found a washer inside one of the stock exhaust tubes, hmmmm
03-09-2006, 09:03 PM #10
Well, we know that the stock air intake has no filtration at all... not a big fan of that- anything loose and flopping around inside the hull has the potential to be sucked into the air intake (and I'm sure we have all found a thing or two straggling around).
The good news is that if any damage was going to be caused by that chip-I believe it would have happened right away- I think it would be sucked into the intake immediately. The most likely suspect for damage would be valves. If that didn't happen yet- you might be very lucky...
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