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    2003 Seadoo GTX 185 Supercharge question... Please help

    I was interested in a used 2003 seadoo gtx 185 supercharged. It has about 120 hours on it. It is at a local dealer and they don't have the service history on it. So I don't know if the supercharger was serviced ie rebuilt at 100 hours.

    If the supercharge goes on this model will it damage the engine or anything else? I know some years have ceramic washers that can damage the engine.. Not sure if this year would have ceramic or steel.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    J


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    Yes ceramic till 2008.

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    Steve, you forgot that the 2003 models had the early steel design clutch, not ceramic. The ceramic washer design came out in 2004.

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    True they had no washers at all the the gear would fracture
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    Steve, you forgot that the 2003 models had the early steel design clutch, not ceramic. The ceramic washer design came out in 2004.

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    So if I don't know the service history probably not a good idea to purchase this one? If the gear fractures it damages the engine?

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    Yes ask the dealer to run the VIN it will show the maintenance history.
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    So if I don't know the service history probably not a good idea to purchase this one? If the gear fractures it damages the engine?

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    It will show the history if that dealership serviced it.
    Great ski but read up on it and doo some searches on here to see possible problem areas..

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