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    Rebuilt 185 SC Engine

    It's starting to look like the engine in my 03' 185 SC is toast. It's not certain yet, but I'm just guessing. I'm planning ahead about purchasing a new/used engine for it. They seem to roughly cost 2K for a used one with about 80 hours on it or so. I was wondering who other then SBT is selling rebuilt 4tec engines? I hear SBT motors are garbage, would I be stupid to throw one in my ski? The other option I had was to rebuild my engine and the dealership said they would rebuild it for 2,500$ (my engine is already taken apart). I'm planning on taking it to HK PowerSports in NH. Anyone have any experience with them? Thanks in advance!


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    Well since the SBT one is almost 2700 for the premium engine, I would go with the dealer if you aren't willing to do it yourself. Find out what kind of parts the dealer is using before you go that route though.

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    Shoot member slow91 a message he machines and rebuilds motors.

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    yeah..and then ask the dealer what kind of warranty they will give you on the engine.

    not wanting to start another pee contest about SBT. But if you've already torn the engine down the dealer price seems pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    Shoot member slow91 a message he machines and rebuilds motors.
    Theres a good idea!!!!

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    I'll send slow91 a PM. For all I know I might use this ski a max 10 times and then sell it. The longest I will keep it is this year. So I don't need the Premium engine. I'm looking at some used engines for the 1,500-2000 range. I might just buy a used engine so I can drop and ride.

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    Hell if you plan to sell it drop in the SBT and call it good.

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    I'm thinking the SBT might effect my resale. I'm thinking I might get a used one sell whatever parts are good off mine and throw the used one it.

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    If you buy the premium right away and sell it, the 2 year warranty is transferrable. Might be a selling point, might not.

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    True, I'm waiting to here back from my mechanic to see exactly what is wrong with it. I had the SC rebuilt. Now just to get it up and running to have it on the water as soon as the ice melts.

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