Video: Checking Your Sea-Doo For Supercharger Clutch Slippage


In this video, 3ftDeep shows how to check your supercharger for slippage on your Sea-Doo. It is extremely important to check for slippage between the 50-to-100 hours mark because it can be the difference between a running ski or a ski that is in need of having its supercharger rebuilt (not to mention also having poor engine performance). Most guys recommend that you just rebuild your supercharger every 100 hours but that isn’t always the case in your slippage is minimal.

Diagnosing slip from your supercharger is simple and requires few tools. All that’s necessary are a regular screwdriver for hose clamps, spark plug wrench, E8 torx socket, and a torque wrench. If you do not have these tools, ask a friend or invest in them since they will last a long time and are not too expensive. There is no need to buy any gaskets in this process. By doing this investigation by yourself it can be extremely helpful if you don’t have a lot of money to spend and can diagnose if you need to get the charger rebuilt or make it last a few more hours.

Many people may ask why they need to rebuild something that is working just fine at the moment. The answer is that inside of a supercharger there are bearings that spin at extremely fast speeds, washers that after 2 years or 100 hours can become very weak and to make sure that your ski is performing at optimal speeds. By doing all of this maintenance it will extend the life of your motor, cause less head-ache and give you that smile again and again one you feel the boost.

There are a few ways to go about rebuilding your supercharger, taking it to the dealer, sending it to a shop or rebuilding it yourself. Taking it to the dealer can be the most expensive choice but sending it to a jet ski shop can take a while if you are in the summer – busy season. Rebuilding it yourself does require more tools, time, and the chance of a mistake. There are lots of pros and cons but if you feel up to the challenge it can be worth your while to rebuild it on your own. There are lots of videos, instructions, and forum threads to help you out.

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Blake Ellestad

Blake decided to buy a jet ski before a car and it was the greatest decision of his life. He was able to start reading on the forums and absolutely fell in love with the information and the sport. Blake says he will be riding jet skis for a very long time.

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