Thread: 1998 gsx limited
01-18-2015, 09:49 AM #1
1998 gsx limited
I'm looking at getting one with a rebuilt sbt motor and jet pump. Can you guys tell me the good bad and ugly about these ski?
01-18-2015, 05:05 PM #2
The bad is that it has an SBT engine in it and that MOST people just replace engines without finding the cause of the failure.....
01-18-2015, 09:57 PM #3
One of the BEST skis Seadoo made, The power to weight is unmatched when tuned at its best. Make sure the fuel lines are new. Pull the carbs UP the jets a few numbers, lower the pop off to approx 22-25 psi , turn the the low jet screw at 2 turns out and the High jet screw at 1 1/4 to start off. Set a pair of vortex style flame arrestors with the waters sox on the carbs and try it out. Run it a few and check the plug colors. Dark brown is good, White or grey is bad..Shoot for Black color and lean it down to Brown with oily threads.
01-19-2015, 03:36 PM #4
01-19-2015, 05:07 PM #5
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it's a mass produced low cost engine replacement which may have welded cases. While the warranty is good, enough folks got tired of pulling new engines for replacements that the company has a bad rep amongst certain folks (not me)
lots of sbt engines fail as "mechanics" underestimate the need to pinpoint the original cause of failure which must be corrected before putting a new engine on track to the same fate.
01-19-2015, 10:02 PM #6
01-22-2015, 02:36 PM #7
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