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    Angry I give up this ski is officially a lemon.............

    2008 RXTX ...........Paid way to much for this ski to begin with from a dealer(my impatience my fault...I own that one).........

    1. bought it with 29 hours
    2. At 35 hours it spun the #2 rod bearing
    3. At 45 hours the Clutch washers fell apart off the supercharger
    4. At 51 hours the intercooler starts leaking
    5. at 56 hours (now).....was riding today for about 10 minutes (maybe 30mph)......boom there goes the headgasket ...........CORRECTION cracked cylinder

    Piece of Fking crap..........done.....fixing it and its going on craigslist......
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    screw that

    pull the engine out
    ground up rebuild
    turbo
    never look back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azuras View Post
    screw that

    pull the engine out
    ground up rebuild
    turbo
    never look back
    Litteraly every other time Ive taken this thing out I have some kind of problem with it.......oh that reminds me .....I forgot about the intercooler springing a leak 5 hours ago......let me edit real quick. The only positive thing I can say is its never the same thing twice.

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    yep, problem ski = prime candidate for insanity

    pull the engine and rebuild it = nothing can go wrong as you fixed everything in the engine that can go wrong and have thrown in some better parts, balance etc whilst inside
    put a turbo on it = do it off the bat as every speed fiend ends up at the idea of turbo eventually. may as well skip the money sink that is superchargers etc that you will end up upgrading anyway
    never look back, cause all the people you beat will form an angry mob who hate you

    turbos breed hate among those who dont have turbos



    im in the middle of my conversion now, i built pretty much all of my turbo kit myself.
    id suggest you just buy a GRF kit though

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    Whoever rebuilt the motor after the rod obviously did something wrong, used cheap headgasket or old bolts

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    Fix it, sell it, use money as a down payment on a brand spanking new ski. "problem solved"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 07BRPRXP View Post
    Fix it, sell it, use money as a down payment on a brand spanking new ski. "problem solved"
    we are of like minds.....pretty much the plan

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    I had an 08 RXT-X also that was a lemon with pump tunnel failure TWICE! Dealer gave me a 95% refund and I got my 2010 T-X at cost.

    I agree totally, fix it, sell it, move on.

    Additionally, the S3/T3 hulls perform MUCH better than the old hull and are much easier to mod and work on.
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    If your going to keep it learn how to fix it. You will feel better not beeing raped, people here are wicked and can teach you everything you need to know. F...... Dealers

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    Quote Originally Posted by eitono View Post
    at least your dealer helped you my dealer is not doing anything for me and neither does brp nothing no help

    I would learn to check your SC slip yourself. If the dealer sees its on the low side of "accecptable" slip, they won't adjust it. It wont throw a code for that either. How's your prop & wear ring?

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