Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    ptscon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    5,043
    +1
    1,099

    Thumbs down Oops, I fed my ski a paper towel :(

    Yes, you read it right, I fed my RXP a paper tower, by accident of course.

    Couple weeks ago I was doing some work on the bellows and had the charger intake hose off. As usual, I stuck a paper towel in the both the charger inlet and the intake box. Later on after putting things back together and running the ski I realized I wasn't sure if I had removed the paper towel from the intake box outlet.

    Fast-forward to today, I was checking slip and decided to pull the charger outlet hose ..what do I find there, finely meshed paper residue on the walls of the hose and throttle body arrrr. I'm assuming my intercooler is covered in the same paper residue.

    I switched to solas 14/19 at the same time the ski had the meal and lost 500 RPM from stock impeller. So now I'm not sure how much of the RPM loss is due to the solas vs the paper crap in the intercooler.


    I'm guessing I need to pull the intercooler and clean it. Is it just the two hoses going into it and a clamp that hold it in place? That's lake water in those hoses not coolant right?



    On the bright side, at least it wasn't a shop rag


  2. #2
    Banned User
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Eastern NC
    Posts
    2,394
    +1
    326
    Yes lake water. Pull the IC and clean it best you can.

  3. +1 by:


  4. #3
    2kflhr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Mooresville, NC
    Posts
    64
    +1
    2
    I work in Nuclear Power Generation and it reminded me of this...

    https://sites.google.com/site/makhos...e-blade-damage

  5. #4
    Guidoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Living outside of Charleston SC.
    Posts
    2,354
    +1
    546
    I had a boss that accidentally had his thumb sucked into a turbo on a Detroit 60. Needless to say there wasn't much left of his thumb up to the first joint. Inside piping and intercooler looked like pink sand throughout. Oh,it was a new turbo...was.

  6. #5
    Michigan sn-95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Hamilton MI
    Posts
    738
    +1
    32
    Quote Originally Posted by 2kflhr View Post
    I work in Nuclear Power Generation
    You'll have to fill him in on proper FME precautions.

  7. #6
    mcgjoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    63
    +1
    6
    *deleted*
    Last edited by mcgjoman; 08-12-2015 at 09:36 AM.

  8. #7
    Ski Hacks MG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    5,244
    +1
    995
    Really?

  9. +1 by:


  10. #8
    hill160881's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    The delta Ca
    Posts
    2,048
    +1
    256
    Wtf?

  11. #9
    ptscon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    5,043
    +1
    1,099
    Wow this thread really took a left turn

  12. #10
    mcgjoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    63
    +1
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    Really?
    Lol it was just for fun. Can always delete it or remove it. An inside joke of how life is in the nuclear world. Procedures, procedures, procedures..... As an FME Supervisor I thought it was funny atleast....

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. almost sucked a paper towel thru my sc !!
    By Kaybat in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-12-2011, 09:37 PM
  2. Check out my 12/18 paper towel holder :-)
    By boostaholic in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-17-2009, 04:12 PM
  3. I'm putting some new parts on my ski tomorrow
    By Green Hulk in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11-30-2008, 08:28 AM
  4. Look What I've Been Running Under My Ski
    By Franko in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-05-2005, 04:27 PM
  5. My ski is at the fiber glass shop!!
    By MikeTrin in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-19-2005, 02:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •