07-10-2008, 07:16 PM #1
Someone help! Save the 2004 RXP!!!
I was out on the water a while back and the oil light kept coming on. I had just recently performed an oil change and knew it had plenty of oil and the dipstick did not reflect overfill-so I kept riding. I let a friend (i know i know) take it out and noticed him sitting still after ten minutes. We took the boat up to him and he said it wouldn't start. I opened up the engine compartment and saw the oil fill cap had unscrewed itself somehow from too much pressure. I closed it and started it...took about 5 minutes to start. Once it started it had a knock, only to be heard when the seat is off.
I performed a compression test (without it hot as I do not want to start it..) and all three cylinders were the same. I thought maybe a rod through a lifter or something along those lines, but wouldn't that show bad compression in a cylinder???
Seems that it ran ok after that happened on the way back to the dock, but it knocks.
Can anyone please tell me what I should check or do before I pull the head to inspect? Also a plug or two seem to reflect lean running on the bottom of the plug, not sure if that helps.
07-10-2008, 09:36 PM #2
25 views and nobody can throw a little help out?
07-10-2008, 10:02 PM #3
you might have spun a bearing? did all the oil pump out through the cap?
07-10-2008, 10:08 PM #4
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Yo i have a 04 rxp and mine is doin the same thing about the Oil light and it has oil and has a lil knocking.. The RPMs are jumping but the ski isn`t goin.. so i am lost.....
07-10-2008, 11:32 PM #5
Pull the oil filter out and look for copper colored metal.
07-12-2008, 07:05 PM #6
I just pulled the oil filter and there are small amounts of tiny bits of copper and under the filter there was a metal goo!
What does this mean exactly? Thanks nils or anybody else who can help me
07-12-2008, 08:15 PM #7
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- Birmingham AL
bearing material that motor is shot time for a rebuild or a new motor.
07-13-2008, 10:32 AM #8
07-13-2008, 10:35 AM #9
that motor got oil starved basically.....5 minutes is a VERY LONG time with no oil lubrication
Last edited by RX951; 07-13-2008 at 10:40 AM.
07-13-2008, 12:29 PM #10
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