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    how many hours are too many ?

    I'm looking at a 2005 GTX Non-SC 4-tec with 495 hours . Hull is in good shape, overall it's clean....it was probably a rental at one point. My questions are:

    1) should I buy it for $2500 if the compression is good ?

    2) what is the average cost of an engine rebuild ?

    3) does this year have any common problems (non-SC) ?


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    the price seems right. Our rental company here routinely sells the 400+ hour rentals for $3500

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    You can not go wrong with the GTX Non-SC 4-tec it is a soild platform. My parts supplier has a customer with over 1600 hrs on one, motor never been part just regular maintenance, (seadoo's do not like lack of maintenance) learn how to and diy most of the up keep and you,re good

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    well you guys sell them because they start to crap out right? LOL

    really though, how long will these engines go, if they are maintained ?

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    1000+ hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idoodou View Post
    You can not go wrong with the GTX Non-SC 4-tec it is a soild platform. My parts supplier has a customer with over 1600 hrs on one, motor never been part just regular maintenance, (seadoo's do not like lack of maintenance) learn how to and diy most of the up keep and you,re good
    wow, I have never heard of a 1600 hr stock motor lol.

    How much would it cost to rebuild? If I bought the parts my buddy is a car mechanic and works on engines all the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slothman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by idoodou View Post
    You can not go wrong with the GTX Non-SC 4-tec it is a soild platform. My parts supplier has a customer with over 1600 hrs on one, motor never been part just regular maintenance, (seadoo's do not like lack of maintenance) learn how to and diy most of the up keep and you,re good
    wow, I have never heard of a 1600 hr stock motor lol.

    How much would it cost to rebuild? If I bought the parts my buddy is a car mechanic and works on engines all the time...
    I wouldn't touch it, if the compression is good. As long as the ski was never sunk and the oil changed once in a while should run 1000+ hours. Most of the guys here mod their ski and blow them up way before that!LOL.

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    Yes I believe this was a rental unit, so I know they took care of it mechanically. I checked the oil, it looked clean. If I can get 700 hours out of this thing I would be DAMN pleased. Hell, I think last year I only put 10 hours on my gp800.

    Quote Originally Posted by jp1300r View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by slothman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by idoodou View Post
    You can not go wrong with the GTX Non-SC 4-tec it is a soild platform. My parts supplier has a customer with over 1600 hrs on one, motor never been part just regular maintenance, (seadoo's do not like lack of maintenance) learn how to and diy most of the up keep and you,re good
    wow, I have never heard of a 1600 hr stock motor lol.

    How much would it cost to rebuild? If I bought the parts my buddy is a car mechanic and works on engines all the time...
    I wouldn't touch it, if the compression is good. As long as the ski was never sunk and the oil changed once in a while should run 1000+ hours. Most of the guys here mod their ski and blow them up way before that!LOL.

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    I sold a ski to a rental owner a couple years back. He said he averages around 800 hrs on his GTI's before having to replace the ECU's. Never has motor problems, but his electronics eventually corrode from constant salt use.

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