09-09-2007, 04:07 PM #1
Blown SC after 32 Hrs, then Blown motor!
SO I am pretty new to the aftermarket sector of PWC. HAve a few questions. . Ceramic bushing went after 32 hrs. Had dealer rebuild it, with the stock ceramic bushings. Then about 8 hours later, the engine seizes while in the middle of a nice ride... I was told the remnants of the old bushings ended up in the motor, causing it to seize. Warranties-- Gotta love them. I DID NOT KNOW There were more intelligent options with the bushings. I am ready to replace them, to save myself from going throught another SC and engine.
New motor is in and running fine. Typically, how much will dealer charge to put in metal bushings in the SC? WIll this void the warranty? Is the Stage I kit worth it, and will that too void the warranty? Dealer is very cool and supportive, BTW.
09-09-2007, 04:08 PM #2
09-09-2007, 04:16 PM #3
Washers wont void war. Riva 1, depends on the dealer
09-09-2007, 05:38 PM #4
If the dealer is cool as you say, I don't think they'd have any problem putting the metals in there for ya.
You can also pull the s/c yourself and send it to Jerry and they'll never know the difference
09-09-2007, 05:42 PM #5
Jerry only charges 50 bucks and usually has the washers in stock...
Yes the riva stage 1 is worth it ..it will gain you 2-3 more MPH..
NO it wont void the warranty nor will the steel washers
09-09-2007, 06:52 PM #6
It's unbelievable that Sea-Doo doesn't advise these dealers as to the proper procedure to clean the ceramics out of the engine! Same thing happened to a friend of mine up on the lake. I didn't get up there much this summer but he was riding a brand new 07' RXP for the same reason. SC ceramics blew on his 06', dealer replaced washers and sent him on his way. Then the engine blows because it was not getting oil with the ceramics clogging things up. Dealer gave him an 07', gotta love it!
09-09-2007, 07:40 PM #7
Hate to hear about your misfortune
You guys would be surprised at how many times i hear people say "oh i'm going to run the ceramic washers because i'm still under warranty"
This is a bad decision as 98% of dealers will just fix the supercharger and not dive into the oil pumps and the engine will end up ceasing just like yours did.
I have seen more 07 skis drop the washers than any other year. Guy's, if you are still running the ceramic clutch washers do yourself a favor and convert to metal washers ASAP. It's just not worth the risk.
09-09-2007, 07:57 PM #8
Jerry u heard this yesterday at my house w/ John Paul on the phone, if he is reading this.....and I hope he is.....this will change his mind. He is not worried about cost, well, u may have a good dealer, most are not. How long will your ski be "out" because u are waiting for warranty work? How many other issues might u have from a "less than perfect rebuild/install"?This is a part that will need to be changed more than once over the life of the ski so why not get'em now b4 your story turns out worse than this 1? (and they always do)
09-09-2007, 08:02 PM #9
Yep John, this issue sure did come up yesterday didn't it
09-09-2007, 09:11 PM #10
I was talking to some brits today at the lake they had two RXP's.
Told them about the ceramics, Jerry's forums, they were clueless.
Chris0060; this link will give you more info,
education is our friend...
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