Thread: Should I buy a 03 msx-140?
03-26-2012, 09:20 PM #1
Should I buy a 03 msx-140?
I am new here and have a question.
There is a guy near me that is selling his 03 Polaris msx-140 that has a blown motor.
How expensive is it to rebuild the motor?
Thanks in advance.
03-26-2012, 09:33 PM #2
Welcome to the Hulk! Its according to what they are asking for the ski and what condition its in. You say it has a blown motor, what exactly is wrong with it. Did it melt a piston down? Cheers.
03-26-2012, 09:47 PM #3
The motor is described as " seized". The body looks to be in great shape with about 70 hrs on it
I dont know too much about it. Its about an hour and half drive for me so I kinda want to figure out whether or not its worth it.
The price is about $900 including a trailer
03-26-2012, 09:50 PM #4
Money wise, whats the worst case scinario as far as rebuilding motors go?
03-26-2012, 10:10 PM #5
I'm of the opinion that if the price is good, just buy it with the worst possibly scenario at hand. That way you can only be in for "good surprises". Depending on what is wrong you should calculate anything up to about $2k to fix, which is about the price of a full core exchange.
03-26-2012, 10:34 PM #6
$2k, is that US money? And does that include labor?
03-26-2012, 11:28 PM #7
Unless you plan doing the work yourself otherwise it may not much of an advantage for that price.
03-26-2012, 11:47 PM #8
03-27-2012, 07:25 AM #9
So doing the work myself is out of question
03-27-2012, 07:55 AM #10
And don't worry about not understanding 90% of the stuff being discussed. When I bought my first ski 2 years ago I was more like 100% clueless. I'm only about 50% clueless now after having a handful of skis and doing some builds I'm learning new stuff here all the time, which is what makes it a great place.
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