Thanks for the info, I will be providing this to my dealer. What customer service number did you call at BRP?I did not get a Technical Service Bulletin # . I contacted the dealer in early spring 2007 and then contacted BRP Customer Service. They started a file and eventually advised me that very few people (< 1 in 100) were reporting any problems. They then proceed to tell me they were working on a fix anyhow. In the end they had a kit made that included trim tabs as well an device to enlarge the intake. Obviously to fix the porposing and incease the performance. They were covered under warranty and the parts numbers were the ones I have already provided. The dealer was Lockharts out of Courtright Ontario. You can find them by doing a dealer search on Seadoo.com
I too am in Southern Ontario (Toronto Area). This fix, was it performed free? Do you have a TSB # I could refer to?
As promised I have an update for you on BRP fix. My dealer just informed me that BRP created some custom manual trim tabs(part #295-000-244) and a modification to enlarge the intake shoot (part #295-000-245) for the Challenger 180. The dealer installed it about 2 weeks ago and unfortunately the weather has been pretty crummy in Southern Ontario so I was just able to get it on some flat water today.
I have to say it improved things minimally. The boat still purpoised but not as much and I did adjust them. As for performance I did not see any significant difference.
This is my second doo. First one was a Sportster 4-Tec with 155( no troubles...just wanted a bigger doo) and this was my second one a Challenger 180 with 215 SCIC. I guess I'm expecting too much from this bigger boat.
Anybody else having problems
Also, which dealer did you buy from?
Hope this helps you out
ps: I just heard that BRP is launching a new lineup for 2007 and I'm looking forward to see what they have to offer. The Challenger 180 has not met my expectations so I think its gotta go
Also, you have had this done a Chellenger 180 CS correct?