Thread: Sea Doo Diligence - 2008 RXT
05-08-2011, 10:42 PM #1
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Sea Doo Diligence - 2008 RXT
After doing a bit of research on the net, this looks like pretty much the best place to ask a few Sea Doo questions. After 11 years of running a 1996 GTX (which has recently passed on) I'm looking into purchasing a Supercharged 2008 Sea Doo RXT and am wondering if I'm walking into a maintenance mess.
So far from what I've gathered, starting with the 2008 Models the Supercharger has been upgraded from the flawed ceramic washers (which appears would cause the SC to fail and would horribly damage the engine by spewing parts) and now uses metal washers. Do these need to be upgraded any further or did Sea Doo fix the issue? Also, are there any more inherent problems choosing a SC model over a standard build engine? I've had a Sea Doo machine for a number of years, but I've never really messed with a SC so I'm somewhat concerned that they may just be added trouble in the maintenance department.
Also, the current owner has told me that there are only 25 hours on the machine, leaving me 75 until the recommended SC rebuild. Is there anything else coming up on this maintenance schedule that I should be aware of, or anything he needed to handle for this ski?
Oh also, his current asking price is right around $8,500 including a Sea Doo ICatch trailer, any inputs on his price would also be awesome.
Any and all advice/pointers are greatly appreciated.
05-09-2011, 08:45 AM #2
IMO the 08s are great since they had all the bugs worked out. My buddy has an 08 and hasn't had a single issue with it...and he beats it like a rented mule. In stock form you shouldn't have any issues with the supercharger, change your oil frequent with Seadoo or JASO MA2 and you are good (search for the multiple oil threads if you want more info about oil). The Icatch trailer I would pass on it. I'm sure more knowledgeable members will chime in soon. Just my 2 cents worth.
05-09-2011, 08:55 AM #3
Pass on that trailer unless you have catcher behind you when you drive it. Several reported issues with it.
05-09-2011, 08:58 AM #4
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05-09-2011, 03:27 PM #5
If your not mecanically and don't understand how the SC motors work then i would suggest the non-sc 155 as they are more user friendly.BUT if you are inclined! then get it and your wallet (lol) and visit the performance store as its a awesome toy store!
05-09-2011, 04:51 PM #6
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05-09-2011, 09:38 PM #9
I can gladly report, that supercharger has 50+ trouble free hours in its new home I still owe you a beer! Cheers
05-09-2011, 09:48 PM #10
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