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    '08 RXT 215 smoke

    after riding for a bit, when i let go of the gas, there is noticeable smoke rushing up from the exhaust. i'm not talking about little smoke, but like a semi smoke bomb went off. it's really weird. also, when i go at less than 10mph, the engine does not make a smooth throttle noise. it sounds like it's choking at low idle..

    anyone else experienced this?


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    I'll bet the seal on the super charger shaft has let go. Oil is entering the intake side of the charger. At low throttle settings the oil is fouling the plugs.

    Pull the intake hose to the charger and see if the SC blades have excess oil on them.

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    what color smoke?

    is it very white and STEAM looking? (water ie leaking intercooler)

    smell anything? blue-ish smoke? (oil)

    antifreeze bottle is still full of antifreeze and nothing funny looking inside the bottle?

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    Check the oil level, that is not normal...

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    thanks guys. it's a white smoke coming from the back somewhere.. i forgot to mention the ski only has 18 hours on it. antifreeze is full and it's not burning any oil the last time i checked.

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    First, make sure the dealer did not overfill the oil.
    Follow the manual carefully for correct procedure when checking the oil level.
    Also there is a valve that can get stuck and sometimes cause that white smoke, (can't remember what it's called, sorry) your dealer can check that for you it's under warranty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by poke6uy View Post
    thanks guys. it's a white smoke coming from the back somewhere.. i forgot to mention the ski only has 18 hours on it. antifreeze is full and it's not burning any oil the last time i checked.
    There is nothing wrong IMHO! Now if you get a lot when idling then you might have something glogged up in the waterbox. At idle, I normally experienced some white smoke. The question is: How much smoke are you talking about? The only time I ever have an issue with smoke it when sea weed got glogged up in the intake grate.

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    I have actually seen what he's talking about on a friend's RXT...
    tons of white smoke, the guy thought he blew an engine or something, it was a stuck valve or something very simple, the dealer fixed it easily and it never came back. poke6uy; have you been riding in weeds or shallow water, any chance you injested some mud or debris?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy River View Post
    There is nothing wrong IMHO! Now if you get a lot when idling then you might have something glogged up in the waterbox. At idle, I normally experienced some white smoke. The question is: How much smoke are you talking about? The only time I ever have an issue with smoke it when sea weed got glogged up in the intake grate.
    My bad, I take it you have a lot of smoke!

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    I had this happen to me after ridding hard in the cool water. When i let off the gas i had the plum of white smoke/steam

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