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    HELP! options for RXP engine replacement, Big Bang yesterday

    So.... I was out riding yesterday (05 RXP60 hours on it) when I heard a loud bang and the sound of pieces flying around underneath me. After swimming it back to the slip and pulling it out, I pull the seat and see pieces of the block in the hull, against the fuel tank and my starter is just laying in the bottom of the hull. I'm assuming the flywheel bolts broke and created the mess. What really sucks is, I was going to pull the engine over the winter and replace the flywheel bolts, and the exhaust valves.
    Now I need to replace atleast the shortblock, and don't even have a core. What's a good, yet economical solution? Buying a used engine scares the hell out of me.

    05 RXP, x-charger, 42's, 14/20, thru hull exhaust
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    Your engine came apart with 60 hours on it? That is pretty sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH03 View Post
    So.... I was out riding yesterday (05 RXP60 hours on it) when I heard a loud bang and the sound of pieces flying around underneath me. After swimming it back to the slip and pulling it out, I pull the seat and see pieces of the block in the hull, against the fuel tank and my starter is just laying in the bottom of the hull.
    Starter coming off could mean a connecting rod broke. I believe SeaDoo will take a non-rebuildable engine as a core. Talk Greenhullk about it. He sells remanufactured engines from Seadoo.

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    Thanks Fizzle, I'll contact him.
    BobRae, your correct, I'm suprised as well. If it had been an exhaust valve, I wouldn't have been completely shocked, being that it obviously didn't get used often for 10 years. I only bought it a few months ago, and didn't even put a full tank of fuel through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH03 View Post
    Thanks Fizzle, I'll contact him.
    BobRae, your correct, I'm suprised as well. If it had been an exhaust valve, I wouldn't have been completely shocked, being that it obviously didn't get used often for 10 years. I only bought it a few months ago, and didn't even put a full tank of fuel through it.
    I would be more concerned about exhaust valves on a low hour engine. If it is ran often or stored properly, they don't corrode. Seems like I've seen them let loose a few times first ride of the season.

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    Did the ski ever hydro lock? A rod out the block is usually the aftermath of water ingestion

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    It never hydrolocked that I'm aware of, but again I've only owned it long enough to put a little less than 4 hours on it.
    I may just part it out. I just put a brand new x-charger on it, with 42's, both under 4 hours. Plus a rear 4"intake, through hull exhaust and a 14/20 prop. I could at least get some money back and maybe sell the rest of the ski and get something for it. I just can't see putting $3000 into it, just to be running again.
    THIS SUCKS!

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    If you decide you want to part it out and sell the ski, I'd be interested in buying it from you. I live in Denver but split time in PA. Grew up around 15 min from Raystown Lake.

    Send me a message if you decide that.

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    Been there before. Chucked another $5k at it through a workshop for an engine rebuild for it to blow up 30 mins later. So glad i parted it out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH03 View Post
    Thanks Fizzle, I'll contact him.
    BobRae, your correct, I'm suprised as well. If it had been an exhaust valve, I wouldn't have been completely shocked, being that it obviously didn't get used often for 10 years. I only bought it a few months ago, and didn't even put a full tank of fuel through it.
    I stripped a drive shaft and impeller on my 2010 RXT X 260 at 80 hours, just outside the 5 year warranty. No love from BRP even though it was a known issue. I'll be trading at the end of the 4 year warranty on my current unit.

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