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    2005 RXT with Bad Supercharger

    Hello everyone,
    I have been working on 2 stroke Sea Doo's for a long time. I am looking to move up to a 4 stroke (specifically an RXT). There is a 2005 for sale on Craigslist with a bad supercharger. It has 101 hours on it. Doesn't a blown S/C on these older ones normally mean that the washers have failed and gone through the engine and done all kinds of damage? If that were the case, what kind of money would I be looking at for the repair if I were to do the work myself?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    Here is the CL ad.
    http://cleveland.craigslist.org/boa/2970003216.html


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    Im not an expert mechanic or anything, but in what way are you being told the SC is "bad"? What mechanical description did the guy give you?

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    I haven't talked to the guy yet. The ad just says it is blown.

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    That is too much money for the amount of risk. At the very least, the engine needs to be pulled, completely disassembled and inspected, and at the very least the front and rear oil pumps need replaced. And while you are at it, it should have the exhaust valves replaced You are looking at probably $1,500 in just parts to get it back into shape. So you are at close to $5K invested plus a lot of work (but then you know what you have).

    It is probably worth more in the $2K to $2,500 range to be worth the risk and work involved.

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    Yeah, I was thinking I would offer him around $2k for it. I emailed him and asked how flexible he is on the price and he said $3k was as low as he would go. I guess I will keep looking.

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