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    Honda R12-X Miami, Fl
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    04 R12X Pump Rattles..dealer says $1,400.00!!!! with only 61 HRS!

    Hey guys/gals

    Did the mistake of lending my 2004 R-12X to a buddy last Sun...now a weird rattle like noise is coming from the pump. I started it out of the water and it sounds like loose metal rattling around some where in the pump area! My imagination says there is a sea shell or something jingling around in the muffler or something...but dealer claims the pump probably needs to be rebuilt at about $1,400.00! What do you guys think??? Any help would greatly be appreciated!

    T H A N K S!


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    i think all honda's make that sound. ive ridden 3 different ones that make that funny noise at the pump, however my kawi 12f didnt make the same noise. just my $.02

    think=obviously im no expert. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpolete35 View Post
    i think all honda's make that sound. ive ridden 3 different ones that make that funny noise at the pump, however my kawi 12f didnt make the same noise. just my $.02

    think=obviously im no expert. haha
    that would be music to my ears...thanks for the advise...any one else

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    It's the impeller that rattles on the shaft... Commen sound on the RXPs...
    Your dealer sounds like a thief

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    There was/is a youtube video about this. On the hose the pump sounded like a cement mixer. Consensus was that most R12's did this, and was not deemed a problem. Dealer is just assuming pump needs a rebuild, not knowing the normalcy of the rattle. You should be good to go (I think........See post by Jpolete35 ha ha).

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    i rode an f-12x that did it also. . .

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    they rattle. But pumps do need rebuild every 50-100hrs or so, imo. I spent $50 for the bearing/seal kit and did it myself. Get a manual, go slow, and it was cake. There is a nice how to thread on pwctoday.com as well. Fire the dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dav_dman View Post
    they rattle. But pumps do need rebuild every 50-100hrs or so, imo. I spent $50 for the bearing/seal kit and did it myself. Get a manual, go slow, and it was cake. There is a nice how to thread on pwctoday.com as well. Fire the dealer.

    Great point man...thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by dav_dman View Post
    they rattle. But pumps do need rebuild every 50-100hrs or so, imo. I spent $50 for the bearing/seal kit and did it myself. Get a manual, go slow, and it was cake. There is a nice how to thread on pwctoday.com as well. Fire the dealer.
    You mean a re-LUBE....right? As in changing out the pump lube.....

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