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    Going to look at 98 gtxltd, things to look out for

    Going to look at a 98 with a 951 tonight and wondering what I should look out for. The motor needs some work guy says the crank bearing went down but says everything else is fine


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    If it still has the gray fuel lines, then walk away

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasq40 View Post
    Going to look at a 98 with a 951 tonight and wondering what I should look out for. The motor needs some work guy says the crank bearing went down but says everything else is fine
    that's actually laughable..everything else is fine?..really?

    looks for something else..you're standing on the edge of the oak island money pit

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    Look out if it's a 951...........oh wait.....

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    So did you get it. I'm not saying don't worry about gray tempo lines but last 4 skis I 've changed them out on were still fine inside after I cut them open to look. I know there are alot of different fuel additives & blends across the country.

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    Look for holes or crank in the cases. Thats probably why there getting rid of it. If they are small they can be fixed.

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    Re: Going to look at 98 gtxltd, things to look out for

    Buddy ended up selling it before I got a chance to look at it but looks like I dodged a bullet. Looking at a 10' gti 130 right now that a guy wants to trade for my sled. U don't know if it will be enough power for me but I think it will be good to show me how much I can use one, and if it gets lots of use ill upgrade and give this one to the gf. How is the 130 for pulling people on tunes and boards.?

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    you can get into plenty of trouble with that ski..not the champ of speed and power, but if you look under the seat..it will wisp[er "i'm really really reliable" If you plan on pulling 200 pound plus folks on tubes/boards you might want to swap out the stock prop for one with a bit more low end pull ( at the expense of top end) Keep the oil changed and you can expect 500-600 hours out of it beffore you need to spend any really serious money on it.

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    Why is everyone hate'in on the old 951 ?

    My 98 GTX Limited has been the most reliable Seadoo I have ever owned. Rebuilt it about five seasons ago and it has been very reliable since then. I recently had a water leak problem with the base gasket which was caught quickly, fixed and now I'll probably get another few years out of it before looking at a newer four stroke model.

    I have heard they can be like a grenade with the pin pulled but with a little TLC they can also be extremely reliable.

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    Re: Going to look at 98 gtxltd, things to look out for

    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    you can get into plenty of trouble with that ski..not the champ of speed and power, but if you look under the seat..it will wisp[er "i'm really really reliable" If you plan on pulling 200 pound plus folks on tubes/boards you might want to swap out the stock prop for one with a bit more low end pull ( at the expense of top end) Keep the oil changed and you can expect 500-600 hours out of it beffore you need to spend any really serious money on it.
    Ha that's good to know, what prop would you recommend, at times ill proably be pulling 2 people in tubes with there weights being around 300 then my fat are with my gf on the machine to spot weighing around 300 combined

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