Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 96
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Scotland, UK
    Posts
    290
    +1
    9

    Angry OEM Supercharger clutch washer failure on my RXT-X

    Hi all, i`m new to the forum but i`ve been speaking to Jerry (4 tec performance) via e-mail since the last month or so now, regarding an issue with my ski going down on power at the end of November 08. On investigation, it`s now transpired that one of the OEM Supercharger Clutch washers failed completely. On removing the supercharger, i found that one of the washers was missing from the shaft. This had obviously fallen down inside the motor. The washer pieces have totally destroyed both oil pumps, casings and some major engine components, with a repair bill amounting to $3500.00. Thankfully my dealer is going to replace all of the parts and i`m looking at a full rebuild. Pretty gutted as my ski has only got 38 hrs on the clock. I certainly wont be rebuilding the supercharger with OEM washers as i`ve bought Riva ones from Jerry and i`ll be fitting these. A word of caution for any of you out there with these OEM washers, please seriously consider changing them because these OEM`s arent worth the risk.


  2. #2
    West Texas RXP skoepp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    west texas
    Posts
    12,019
    +1
    149
    Welcome to the forum

    "Sorry about your issues"

    So what kind of riding do you do? flat water, ocean, just wondering if you ride hard and come unhooked alot or put arround.

    Also, did you not ever see signs that your rpms were droping before the issue happened or was it running perfect and then bam.

    Good luck with your new build.

  3. #3
    Duke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    10,004
    +1
    406
    Sorry to here this heckie!!! Not good news at all.

    Another member that lives in south Fl. (madtork) just had his RXP-X SC fail at 70 hours or so. Not sure if his washer completely failed but the charger quit charging.

    Looks like I might need to upgrade all these X boats I've been working on.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Scotland, UK
    Posts
    290
    +1
    9
    We ride our ski`s in the ocean, in various sea conditions. Wouldn`t say the ski is out of the water very often. No warning of the impending doom. One day it was fine the next day the ski was down on power. 6000 rpm`s and 47 mph.

  5. #5
    Having Fun jp1300r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    5,334
    +1
    261
    Quote Originally Posted by heckie View Post
    We ride our ski`s in the ocean, in various sea conditions. Wouldn`t say the ski is out of the water very often. No warning of the impending doom. One day it was fine the next day the ski was down on power. 6000 rpm`s and 47 mph.
    This is the way Madtork's SCer went, too. Ran good on Friday and did just like heckies on Saturday. Pretty sure he lost a washer for sure. The SCer could be turned by hand while still installed. At the very least check your slip and/or upgrade your washers now. Also, increase the slip maybe a good idea, too.

  6. #6
    same as mine at 70hrs ...but without the whole engine damage part..that sucks...

  7. #7
    Moderator RX951's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    League City, Texas
    Posts
    16,066
    +1
    23

    ttt

    KirkF350, yu reading this

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    euxton nr chorley lancashire, england
    Posts
    1,500
    +1
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by heckie View Post
    Hi all, i`m new to the forum but i`ve been speaking to Jerry (4 tec performance) via e-mail since the last month or so now, regarding an issue with my ski going down on power at the end of November 08. On investigation, it`s now transpired that one of the OEM Supercharger Clutch washers failed completely. On removing the supercharger, i found that one of the washers was missing from the shaft. This had obviously fallen down inside the motor. The washer pieces have totally destroyed both oil pumps, casings and some major engine components, with a repair bill amounting to $3500.00. Thankfully my dealer is going to replace all of the parts and i`m looking at a full rebuild. Pretty gutted as my ski has only got 38 hrs on the clock. I certainly wont be rebuilding the supercharger with OEM washers as i`ve bought Riva ones from Jerry and i`ll be fitting these. A word of caution for any of you out there with these OEM washers, please seriously consider changing them because these OEM`s arent worth the risk.
    is your ski for sale ? i'm in the uk

  9. #9
    Duke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    10,004
    +1
    406
    Quote Originally Posted by Pooche View Post
    same as mine at 70hrs ...but without the whole engine damage part..that sucks...
    Was the washer gone??

  10. #10
    Never say never KirkF350's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Midlothian, Texas
    Posts
    4,433
    +1
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by RX951 View Post
    KirkF350, yu reading this
    Watching closely. Waiting to see how this pans out. If it means a couple of bills and days without the boat, so what.

Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. FS - Parts OEM Supercharger Clutch Washers
    By ncdoo in forum Sea Doo Classifieds
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-08-2016, 09:42 AM
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-29-2014, 09:39 AM
  3. Water ingestion failure on my 08 RXT
    By radeon in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-12-2012, 04:58 AM
  4. help what type of supercharge isn on my rxt?
    By philon18 in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-01-2012, 08:00 PM
  5. What gains switching to a Vortex Impeller on my RXT?
    By scooby-rxp-doo in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-17-2006, 03:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •