Thread: i hate that sinking feeling
10-25-2008, 03:18 AM #1
i hate that sinking feeling
i purchased a rxp 04 about a month ago, approx 20 hours... i ve done about 4 hours since purchase,summers coming here is Australia, and im ready for what i hope will be a awesome summer of riding..
ive just joined this site, u guys are great, ive been reading posts after post for the last of couple of hours....... very helpful and informative... but now im sh1t scared... this s/c ceramic washer drama that everyone speaks about sounds huge... In Aus, a standard rebuilt for a blown rxp motor is like $6500... ouch..
my ski had the s/c blow b4 i bought it, it was replaced .. bearings,washer and impellor/wheel..the lot im told, the ski was fully serviced afterwards... i was aware that the washers in the s/c caused dramas but i thought that now that the s/c issue was taken care of, i should be ok...but now my real concern is that from the posts ive been reading... it sounds like my engine may now be a time bomb....it seems that alot of engines seem to pop after s/c blows
is there anything i can do to check the state of my engine now, b4 i see a piston fly out of the block????
is there any signs/noises etc to keep in mind whilst riding ??
10-25-2008, 03:37 AM #2
Jerryspringer, welcome to the board. Do you know if the engine was pulled, and the seives (oil screens) were cleaned and the oil pumps inspected/repaired? If not, you very well may be riding a time bomb. Some of the ceramic bits have also been known to break the timing chain. When that happens, the pistons tend to strike the open valves... Ron
10-25-2008, 10:14 AM #3
The subject line really caught my eye. You may want to throw a bilge pump in there. Lots of cool ways to install switches and the pump and it is very easy. Check some previous threads on Bilges for some ideas. Ya just never know. Before my upgrade/rebuild I took on a lot of water because of a blown pump. That bilge saved the day and not a bit of water got inside of my motor.
10-25-2008, 10:37 AM #4
JS, personally if it doesn't have an extended warranty I would sell it. But then, I'm not a mechanic and I wouldn't own ANY brand of PWC without a warranty. Here is good overview of the problem...
10-25-2008, 11:00 AM #5
JERRY............JERRY................JERRY...Welc ome to GH.net!!
10-25-2008, 01:01 PM #6
10-25-2008, 01:32 PM #7
Jerryspringer, I'm sorry that it took me 9 minutes to answer your question this morning. Hopefully, next time it will be faster... Ron
10-29-2008, 03:43 AM #8
thanks for ya responses everyone..(especially ron) i ve finally got more info after tracking down the original repairer. supercharger washers did fail complete supercharger was rebuilt including washers,bearings,impellor/wheel and housing...
engine was inspected, oil pump, filters etc replaced....
still a time bomb???
10-29-2008, 04:00 AM #9
10-29-2008, 05:29 AM #10
all right!!!!!! bring on summer
Jerry, Jerry, Jerry....
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