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    Another supercharger failure to share with you guys

    To give you a little background on this supercharger. I completely rebuilt it 30 hours ago and used the metal washers the customer sent me. I have no idea what brand they are but they were not up to the task. The supercharger was sold after i rebuilt it and the new owner contacted me as he claimed to have lost all RPM's so i had him send the supercharger in to have a look.


    Whenever you remove your supercharger and there is a gap between the spring washers like this there is serious wear.


    You can see how much of the washer was worn off and if you look close you can see it mushroomed on the edge next to the gear. It wore the gear out too. This supercharger will need a complete rebuild.
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    Wow that sucks!

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    That is amazing...
    Hey Jerry, I asked you about this on the other thread...
    why doesn't BRP adopt a sprag type clutch or another system, you are in touch with the Sea-doo team, have you ever asked them about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoYamma View Post
    Hey Jerry, I asked you about this on the other thread...
    why doesn't BRP adopt a sprag type clutch or another system, you are in touch with the Sea-doo team, have you ever asked them about it...
    I don't know. The subject has never been brought up with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoYamma View Post
    That is amazing...
    Hey Jerry, I asked you about this on the other thread...
    why doesn't BRP adopt a sprag type clutch or another system, you are in touch with the Sea-doo team, have you ever asked them about it...
    yoyamma, what is a sprag type clutch and how does it work? ........ thanks rich

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    Glad I didn't get a hold of those metal washers

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    I'm going out to the water now with my brand new 6 spring washer setup with $58 Ebay washers from the right year but still the wrong size, ceramic bearings pressed in backwards, and oh yeah those needle bearings you speak of..I left those out this time. Should be ok though considering the slip is set at 144 ft lbs and the shaft nut is torqued on finger tight. I'll send you the charger for diagnosis if I encounter any troubles.

    There's no official count but I believe that's 3 trashed chargers in the last few weeks.

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    its amazing that somebody would buy those washers off of ebay not knowing who made them or where they come from just to save a few dollars on such a vital part of the s/c clutch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFizzleJR View Post
    I'm going out to the water now with my brand new 6 spring washer setup with $58 Ebay washers from the right year but still the wrong size, ceramic bearings pressed in backwards, and oh yeah those needle bearings you speak of..I left those out this time. Should be ok though considering the slip is set at 144 ft lbs and the shaft nut is torqued on finger tight. I'll send you the charger for diagnosis if I encounter any troubles.
    too funny James!

    Quote Originally Posted by JFizzleJR View Post
    There's no official count but I believe that's 3 trashed chargers in the last few weeks.
    I actually see superchargers like this every day. I just recently started posting pics to share with you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    I actually see superchargers like this every day. I just recently started posting pics to share with you guys.

    Start a "Hall of Shame"...post failures, so people know what to look for....

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