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    Supercharger film

    I took supercharger out and noticed that the supercharger wheel has this gritty film on it. Kinda feels like sand. Is this normal? Where did it come from.


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    It probably got some oil blowby sucked thru it and any dust that's in the air is sticking to it. Clean it and the intercooler while you're at it.

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    What is the best/easiest way to clean them? Thanks.

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    Pull them out of the ski and disassemble the S/C. The I/C can just soak. Dawn dish soap will cut the oil or some solvent. I know someone's posted on here before on how to clean the I/C. The S/C just needs to washed by hand I think. Try starting a new thread on how to clean these items.

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    Do you ride salt water/air? If yes, does it look like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammer 1 View Post
    Do you ride salt water/air? If yes, does it look like this?

    Somewhat yes. If it is saltwater shouldn't a filter take care of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by castiljd View Post
    Somewhat yes. If it is saltwater shouldn't a filter take care of this?
    Not much you can do about it besides not riding salt water.. I along with many of my friends with alot of cash invested in our machines don't ride salt water because it destroys your equipment. All you can do is keep your machine lubed up all the time, it won't prevent the salt damage but it will slow it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by castiljd View Post
    Somewhat yes. If it is saltwater shouldn't a filter take care of this?
    Let find a simple way to explain this. When you ride in salt water, anything comes in contact with it will be attacked one way or the other. For all the outside components of your ski the best way of proper maintenance is to use De-salt. you can buy them in any boat store. Rinse everything with it and dry everything using a compressor and an air hose. after that spray XPS Sea Doo Lubricant or silicone Lubricant, I use both. Now, lets get to the Air intake. Remember Salt water is not the only enemy you got when you ride in Salt water. The AIR too is condense salt air. What you breathe out there is what your air intake process through in their system, Therefore explaining the sandy residue that you have. The Sandy residue is actually DRY CRYSTALIZED SALT. You can fight this by cleaning your super charger and then applying a thin coat of grease on the surface. Oil will work but after the supercharger spins it will all be gone. Grease sticks more better than oil. Look at the Before and after pictures attached. I ride 99.9% Salt water and this is what I do. Until to this day my supercharger is still looking like the "After Picture" Hope this info helps you out. Jammer 1

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    Opps! the before and after pics. Also I forgot to mention that you should clean and rinse the inside of you air intake and coat it with a thin film of grease. include this procedure under preventive maintenance.
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    Most importantly, if you ride in saltwater, DO NOT run a catch can.

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