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    Just Bought - 04 MSX150 - Things to Check Before I Pay

    Must be a glutten for punishment. My 140 keeps blowing up, so to resolve that I buy a 150.

    What do I look for in advance of purchasing it? Bought off Ebay, so no chance to look it over yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Koodat View Post
    Must be a glutten for punishment. My 140 keeps blowing up, so to resolve that I buy a 150.

    What do I look for in advance of purchasing it? Bought off Ebay, so no chance to look it over yet.



    Is it this one? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2004-...item2a06b2bf7a

    It will need new turbo! They list in ad "It is rated to go over 65 mph, but peaks out at 40 mph and we have been advised that it may need a new turbo. We don't use it, so we'd rather sell it than fix it."

    Also probably seen plenty of salt water since it's in Naples, Fl.

    But if well preped with Salt-Away and fogged after each use; it should be OK!

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    No, not that one. This one was with a kawasaki and a trailer up here in MN.

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    There are two important things to verify: 1-) check if the wastegate actuator moves freely and 2-) do a compression check -- should be around 140psi on both cylinders +- 5psi.

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    Just picked the ski up. $3,100 USD and it has 59 hours on it. A few dock dings and they re-painted the rear handle this stupid red color. It was 40 degrees F when I took it out, but here is the intial items.

    1.) Surges at idle. 1300-1500-2000-2400. Runs like that then about 1 minute later, it drops to 1400-1500. You ca, then 1 minute after than it increases again. Blip the throttle to make it happen or get rid of it. Sensors maybe?
    2.) Steering is cocked. Not sure which end you adjust.
    3.) Ski is hitting the rev limiter. 7600-7800-7200-7400-7800-7200-7400-7800. At WOT it is over revving, saw 60-61 on the speedo. At a constant 7200-7300 it runs fine, but only 3/4 throttle and 51-52 mph.

    Going to check all things I have read.

    1.) wastegate
    2.) oil level
    3.) oil in intake
    4.) sensors
    5.) check all the fliuds.

    Dam that engine compartment is busy. Been reading alot, so hopefully I will posta specific thread on this ski only with many of these itmes eliminated.

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