Thread: My first MSX 150 project
04-26-2015, 10:58 PM #1
My first MSX 150 project
Picked up a MSX150 today with 127 hours along with a trailer for $1k. As hard as it might be to believe, its not running correctly
I will post more details as soon as I have something interesting to describe
04-26-2015, 11:49 PM #2
Welcome to the club... the "I bought an MSX 150 and it's not running right" club.
So check out the basics. Check oil, oil level, intake for oil ingestion, coolant for oil slick in the jug, plugs, etc.
Start it... with Reverse engaged... see if it'll idle. Any red flashing lights (beyond the intial 10 at startup)? Any indicators on the dash? How's it sound?
Will it rev up to the 3400 limit (in reverse)... sorta hang there then come back down to idle?
I'd also pull the jet pump, inspect, service, etc. Ensure the driveshaft isn't seized to the through-hull bearing carrier and not all galled up where the seals ride.
Let us know what you find.
04-27-2015, 07:33 AM #3
Patients is a virtue with this ski. Take it slow and get the manual. Read everything you can before you get to deep into it.
All and any parts and advice can be had from Randy at Weberpower.com
04-27-2015, 07:56 AM #4
Congrats, hope you have a deep wallet
04-27-2015, 11:12 AM #5
First roadblock - put the battery on 2A automatic charger overnight, and now its completely dead (the machine won't even wake up now, even with the charger attached). Off to the store tonight to get a new one. Also have to build diagnostic cable interface. Stay tuned
04-27-2015, 11:27 AM #6
Looks like I shouldn't have been charging the battery in the craft anyways, rookie mistake #1. Any tricks to get the MSX 150 battery up and out? Or is it easier than it looks?
04-27-2015, 11:28 AM #7
04-27-2015, 11:34 AM #8
04-27-2015, 12:04 PM #9
- Join Date
- Aug 2014
- Richardson, Tx
We choose to buy a used MSX-150 in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we will win.
04-27-2015, 12:30 PM #10
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