Thread: testing MSX150!
06-23-2011, 01:48 PM #1
So got rid of the waveVenture in search of newer, faster ski
Found a 2004 MSX150 40 hrs on it for $3000
I am going to test it soon before purchase. I have read to test/observe the following:
1)Make sure it revs about 7300 RPM in the water
2)Check oil level on cold engine (should be lower level of stick)
3)check free movement of turbo wastegate
I have already checked the engine coolant, it is nice and pink. Is there anything else I should check for when test riding? Any other common issues?
06-23-2011, 03:04 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
Make sure the oil is clean with no signs of milky water contamination.
If you buy it, I recommend you budget for Desperado's ECU flash upgrade. And seriously consider the turbo upgrade...
The ECU upgrade will improve engine longevity and fuel economy, with a modest power boost as a side benefit. The turbo upgrade gets you a better turbo that runs cooler for the same power output level, and more engine power at the top end.
You can find more info through my signature links, although I suspect you already know about that.
Also plan to rebuild the through-hull bearing carrier.
06-24-2011, 05:17 PM #3
- Join Date
- Apr 2010
- Stamford CT
K447, what is this issue with the through-hull bearing at 40 hours?
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