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   Saturday, March 28, 2015  

 A new ERA in PWC comes about in 2014!!
  I wish I could say that it seemed just like yesterday, but it seems much longer to us old veterans of the PWC industry. The bringing back of a machine that JUST MAY re-ignite the PWC industry and no one hope so more than me and BRP! By now it isn't much of a secret that there is an affordable line-up of new watercraft for 2014. It isn't some low-tech *sled*, but instead, a high tech *thinking* of a machine as it is easier to work on, cheaper to own and provides LOADS of fun at any budget level! NO, it doesn't go 70+ MPH, nor does it need to. This is what we needed. These new breed of machines are nimble, light weight, good ergonomics, combined with an engine that is a fuel sipping marvel of a Power Plant! Most dealers have been in dire straits over the past few years and now it is time for us working people to own not one but TWO of these new low-tech/high-tech machines. It is met with open arms and kudos to the guys behind the development of this one-of-a-kind craft. It changes directions quicker than a mouse with tennis shoes, it is light enough to pick up,... heck, you can even ride three-up on the right one! This is truly a remarkable day/machine for the PWC industry. These will start showing up at dealers a'plenty come this year or a month or two after. The thinking of some keen minds at BRP have hit a home run and maybe, just maybe, have pumped some real strategy back into our sagging industry. We as a dealer and gang of watercraft enthusiasts are beeming with pride that our FAVORITE brand was the industry saver! Let's certainly hope so. Many of the best stores around are barely getting our bills paid these days. So we are all hoping these two cool machines will (pardon the pun) *Spark* the industry. Those dealers around since the early to mid 90's remember times that 4-10 units a day may sell. This may not happen with the new ones, but it is a helluva start. A BIG way to start I might add at that! When it even comes to personalizing of the craft or making it faster, a plethora of sharp minds are already trying to make them go faster before they have even ridden one. This too is good news for the industry as it always has done well when it comes to racing and simple mods to make units able to be "Big Dog on the lake", or river. Either/or, it is all a new direction and we couldn't be more happy! Thanks BRP, you did good. REAL good! GP@PPG
 Grease Your Fittings!
 Did you know that if you grease your grease fitting/fittings, depending on what model you have, right after you ride, it will "drive" the water out of the models with a drive-line bearing-carrier type system, and will also disperse the grease more thoroughly into the PTO grease retaining area, making things last alot longer. Right after the greasing, start it up one time and your done! Been using this method for years and it'll save lots of wear and tear, and help keep those noisy drive-lines quieter! This same logic and old-school proven technique can and should be used on your favorite PWC or any other trailer that gets it's axles submersed. It will make your spindles and the bearings last 10X longer and that's saying it conservatively if your a Salt-Water enviroment user. A few extra moments can save you alot of money, and that all-so-hatefull, "road-side failure". Hope this helps some who may other wise be a victim of the "I didn't know that" group. UNPLUG your lights before backing in too!! This will save your trailer electrics or extend the life I should say.
 Recommended Octane Fuels from BRP
 Fuel for the RXP / RXT

With the cost of fuel going through the roof, you may be getting more questions on the actual fuel requirements for the BVIC (Intercooled) models.

Bottom line: Either unleaded regular, or unleaded premium may be used. Maximum vehicle performance will only be obtainable by using premium (90+ octane in U.S., 95+ International) grade fuels. Use of regular grade fuel will not harm the engine, however, be absolutely certain that Warranty Bulletin 2004-4 is performed on 2004 RXP models. Failure to do so will cause engine failure if using regular grade fuel.

We are also receiving questions about E-85 fuels. E-85 fuel is made from homegrown US corn, and is 85% ethanol. Vehicles that run on this fuel are very specially designed. Do not use E-85 fuel in BRP vehicles at this time. It wont work.

 947 DI - Smoke on the water

DI's incorporate a small system that may not be well understood. If the air compressor lubrication system is not functioning correctly, you may encounter smoking, fresh clean oil in the PTO throttle body, clean oil spattered on the back of the boat, and sometimes poor top speed.

The oil pump delivers the same amount of oil to the two cylinders, as the air compressor. Naturally the air compressor does not need as much oil so it returns the used, but still clean oil to the oil tank via air pressure that blows-by the compressor rings. The oil tank filler neck separates the oil from the air. The oil drops down through a one-way check valve back into the tank. The air vents back to the PTO throttle body. If the check valve is plugged, broken, or installed backwards, oil and air pressure is delivered to the throttle body and injects into the intake air. This air pressure and oil can cause running problems, smoke, fouled plugs and raw oil droplets on the back of the boat.

If you hear of these symptoms, read and understand the system using page 4-8 of the 2002 Tech Update book, (PN 219 700 170) or the shop manual, and inspect the entire system before replacing any suspected components. The DI Sport Boat manuals may not show this system completely. Use later model Sea-Doo manuals.

 Recommended Engine Oils from BRP
 In 2004 SEA-DOO introduced a new supercharger clutch utilizing ceramic washers on all 4-TEC Supercharged engines, which have specific oil requirements. All Supercharged 4-TECs with ceramic washers can not use Synthetic oil, as it will impair the proper operation of the clutch. As the different Rotax engines have different needs the following is a brief explanation of the oils recommended for each.

4-TEC Normally Aspirated (NA) engines:
Bombardier 4-stroke oil SAE 10-40 (P/N 219700346) or
Bombardier 4-stroke Synthetic Oil (P/N 293600039)

4-TEC Supercharged and Supercharged Intercooled Engines:
Bombardier 4-stroke oil SAE 10-40 (P/N 219700346).
Synthetic oil should not be used on these engines.

947 DI, 787 RFI & 947 Carburetor Equipped Engines
Bombardier XP-S Synthetic 2-stroke Oil (P/N 293600045).

All Other Carburetor Equipped Vehicles:
Bombardier XP-S Mineral 2-Stroke oil (413802900) or
Bombardier XP-S Synthetic Blend Oil (293600071) or
Bombardier XP-S Synthetic 2-stroke Oil (P/N 293600045).

 Break-In Period

With Bombardier-Rotax® watercraft engines, a break-in period is required before operating the engine at full throttle. Engine manufacturer recommendation is about 10 operating hours.

During this period, maximum throttle should not exceed 3/4, however, brief acceleration and speed variations contribute to a good break-in. Continued wide open throttle accelerations, prolonged cruising speeds and overloading the engine are detrimental during the break-in period.

To assure additional protection during the initial engine break-in, BOMBARDIER ROTAX INJECTION OIL should be added in the fuel tank for the first full fuel tank filling only.

To add injection oil in the fuel tank, proceed as follows:

Fill fuel tank with approximately 5 gallons of gasoline; then, add 16oz (pint) of injection oil in the fuel tank.
Fill up fuel tank with gasoline. Do not overfill.

NOTE: It is important to proceed in this order to allow a proper mixing of the oil in the gasoline.

10-Hour Inspection
It is highly recommended that after the first 10 hours of operation, the watercraft be checked by an authorized dealer. This inspection will also provide the opportunity to discuss the unanswered questions you may have encountered during the first hours of
operation. The 10-hour inspection is at the expense of the watercraft owner.

 What Is A Good Spark Plug?
 What Is A Good Spark Plug?

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 Storage Procedure (REVISED)
 1997 Storage Procedures

1998 Storage Procedures

1999 Storage Procedures

2000 Storage Procedures

2004 Storage Procedures for 2-Stroke

2004 Storage Procedures for 4-TEC

2005 Storage Procedures for 2-Stroke

2005 Storage Procedures for 4-TEC

2006 Storage Procedures for 3D DI

2006 Storage Procedures for 4-TEC

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 Storing your Sea-Doo
 It is extremely beneficial to store your craft with the seat removed. This allows all of the moisture, and condensation to escape into the air, instead of trying to find refuge in your wiring harness and attacking the finish on your painted components!! Especially important for you salt water guys!! Also stand the seat "front-end down" to help keep your seat from becoming "Water-Logged".
 Fuel System Maintenance
 As Service Manager of R&R JetTech from 1994-1997, one of the world's largest Sea-Doo dealerships, I recognized distinct patterns of the most common repairs we perform. One of the most common repairs we did is fuel system and carburetor cleaning and rebuilding. This is easily avoidable in perhaps 90% of the cases. It can also be a costly repair! Certain watercraft have a replaceable filter which should be inspected and replaced at the proper intervals or if you suspect a contaminated filter. While other watercraft such as Sea-Doos, have a combination cleanable sediment bowl-filter system that can be cleaned and reinstalled always remembering not to over-tighten and to always inspect the condition of the sediment bowl O-ring. Most units also have some style of screen or screen-paper element inside the fuel tank. If you are somewhat mechanically inclined, you could properly perform these critical "preventive maintenance" procedures yourself. Other than the filtration systems being serviced (or should I say "not being serviced"), the other common mistake is letting fuel age beyond the point of chemical breakdown. Different fuels have different points that they start to break down. The best way to prevent this from occurring is to ride your craft often, which in most parts of the country isn't possible, so I suggest consulting your owner's manual under the "proper storage" section and the manufacturer of your brand of watercraft will advise you as to the procedure for your model. Always remember to be extremely careful working with or around fuel! Remember to do the above-mentioned or have a knowledgeable technician do the service for you. Save that hard-earned money for craft upgrades! Or put it toward that dream trip you've wanted to take your PWC on!!! Ride safe and responsible. protect our Sport
  PERRY PERFORMANCE GROUP HAS THE DI'S, REACHING THE COMPLETE GOAL WE WANTED!! We have reached our final calibrations and prop combination, to yeild as much as 3-4 MPH, while acceleation is extreme as is the mid-range over the stock unit. ALL THIS, WHILE never reving above 7000RPM!!! THIS is what we wanted so bad. The ability to have the lightest power-plant making the most fuel efficient HP to be had!! IT WORKS!!!!(With 2 Years in it, IT BETTER work) With only a slight increase in fuel consumption above stock,(most don't notice)you are able to make your DI accelerate with much more aggression, adds strong mid-range and a nice top-speed Increase 2-5 MPH depending on your particular set-up. We have durability tested in surf and it WILL PLEASE THE SURF GUYS TOO!!! We also tested in about every conceivable fashion, not a single failure on the way to finding the right "mix" of combinations, a cough or two but never a failure!! IT IS READY FOR THE DI MASSES!!!!! PERRY PERFORMANCE GROUP is proud to be able to offer this service. Going fast and going far, the DI WAY!!!!!!!
 Up close with the 4-Tec SC
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  Now with a season of 4-tec ownership is under our belt, we have some tips and thoughts to share. We have found most of the GTX DIs, and 4-Tecs that are OPAS equipped have a couple of common things that cause their improper operation when it is present. The biggest offender for top-speed lose is the OPAS rudders get stuck in the down position, causing poor handling and big speed loses. In 99% of the cases we found simple sand clogging the workings, requiring disassembly, cleaning and replacing any damaged parts. WE ALL should keep our machine in 3 feet of water or more when operating, we know that! The other thing we have found with this inovative new system is, that in heavy salt conditions it takes serious flushing to make sure that salt doesn't form-up and really make the OPAS piston assys, and the bores they ride in, very abrasive damaging the components. We are making a "T" in fitting for a simple easy to use flush method for this area. Some units saw Gauge cluster failures, updated with new should have been the solution, a warranty issue if in the period! Performance wise we have a few things that are working pretty well. Not SuperCharged well!! LOL We have found that a different waterbox set-up, hull/ride-plate truing, and a little impeller work that they will indeed run 64-65 MPH with out issue. The season is never really over for us, so we will keep you updated on any new findings. Hope all are happy with their 4-Tec (not possible), we have a blast with ours! Glen Perry
 4TEC OWNERS and OPAS equipped unit ownes
  It has been found that a few OPAS equipped units have gotten clogged with debris from running in too shallow of water!!! Stay in at least three ft. of water to operate your machine!!!
 Mixing Oil Should Be Prevented
 Do not mix different brands\types of oils in your Oil Injection Tank. If you want to change your injection oil to another type or brand, you'll need to clean your oil injection tank 100%. This is only possible by oil tank removal, because the oil line outlet protrudes above the bottom of the tank a few millimeters, thus not allowing complete drainage. Don't take the risk! The filter should be replaced and the oil injection system will need to be properly "bled" to remove any air that will be trapped in the system.

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