Thread: ceramic or not
04-08-2009, 12:03 PM #1
ceramic or not
okay i have an 08 RXTX after reading recent posts i'm upgrading to steel washers....now i'm just trying to get a general idea of everyones opinion on the ceramic bearings...i've heard that they are the best thing since canned beer...and i've also heard they are a disaster waiting to happen. any info would be appreciated.
04-08-2009, 12:28 PM #2
Im running ceramic bearings No Problems 25 hrs on them
04-08-2009, 12:38 PM #3
I've had 3 superchargers with ceramic bearings
2 were not assembeled by me and the bearings failed......making the impeller rub the front housing and ruin both.
The other one I assembeled myself (correctly) and after 30 hours I had no issues but sold the supercharger since then.
I'm not a big fan of them but I can't blame the bearings ....just the person who put them in.
04-08-2009, 02:16 PM #4
I would personally stay away from them... I've read to many horror stories about them. I saw one SC locked up a few weeks back with 30 hrs. max on ceramic bearings that were installed by riva
04-08-2009, 02:23 PM #5
I just had my 06 s/c upgraded with the 08 kit, and was advised to stick with steelz
04-08-2009, 02:57 PM #6
Since you have an '08 or beyond ski, you are going to need to take the ski to a BRP dealer at around 100 hours for a mandatory check of the SC. If they rebuild it, it will be BRP parts... Ron
04-08-2009, 02:59 PM #7
04-08-2009, 03:00 PM #8
04-08-2009, 04:48 PM #9
even with the steel they are not as high quality as Riva....and there are still failures of these inferior washers
04-08-2009, 04:56 PM #10
My dealer installed Riva washers for us and told me to stay with the metal bearings. Personally, I think any of these bearings can fail at any time (metal or ceramic), the entire SC is just a weak design---the Achilles heel of the Sea-Doos so to speak.
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