Thread: New X-Charger
12-17-2008, 01:08 AM #1
Well, Santa came early for me this year... woohoo... He came dressed up in a brown uniform and drove a brown truck... He brought me a new X-charger, so I must have been a good boy this year...
I know there has been a lot of talk about people plugging the oiler hole on the s/c shaft. And there has been a lot of people leaving it alone.
So..... What's the verdict?
If plugging the hole is best, will that lead to any pre-mature failures due to not enough oil flow to the bearings, etc.?
12-17-2008, 03:11 AM #2
I think that you are going to get alot of different opinions on this one because i dont really think there is a verdict. I would say, and this is what i am going to do. Put it in and run it if it leaks oil then you are going to have to do the fix. But if it doesnt leak then you have the plus side of extra oil to the bearings. I know this hole hasnt been there until 08 but any extra lubricant cant be a bad thing. I know this may seem like a bit more work as you may have to remove your sc and clean your intercooler if it does leak. But out of the thousands of X chargers that are out there, now How many of them are leaking, comparatively i dont feel that there are many. R88
12-17-2008, 09:01 AM #3
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12-17-2008, 01:09 PM #4
12-17-2008, 01:32 PM #5
I watch these X charger threads alot as i got one in my T-X.
I have 45 hours on ski and zero sc oiling issues. I ride alot of WOT so not sure how that relates to usage comparison. I have torn down my intercooler hoses many times during that 45 hours and no signs of oiling.
Right now i am in the "if its not broke then dont fix it" untill i see differently.
12-17-2008, 01:44 PM #6
12-17-2008, 02:45 PM #7
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At 16+ pounds of boost, I have oil everywhere.. My '08 shaft leaks like you wouldn't believe
12-17-2008, 03:10 PM #8
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I wouldn't plug it. It provides oil to moving parts. I Put on x -charger on 08 rxt with no problems yet . Try it first it may not leak... Keep an eye on it.
12-17-2008, 08:04 PM #9
That's exactly what I was hoping to do, I guess I just needed a little re-assurance. I will just plan to check the hoses to the i/c after every ride, and if its leaking, then I will plug it.
If it was leaking a lot of oil, what if you were to tap it, then install a small carb jet in there instead of a plug to still let some oil pass and restrict the hole size (heck, then you can even adjust the flow by the jet size) , instead of completly closing it off? Rotax drilled that hole for a reason.
12-17-2008, 09:05 PM #10
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