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    What are the normal hours we get out of these machines?

    I have recently purchased a 96-slt 780 and a 95 sl750. The 780 has 23.1 hours and the 750 has 50 hours. They both look like brand new. Am I just unlucky. Are people sometimes just this retarded to junk two skis with this low of hours? Here are pics of the damage what do you think?? What are the normal hours of useage between overhauls??
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    I was trying to show the engine damage and how new the engine looked. It looks brand new with the exception of the water that was sitting in the crank case. Wouldn't you all but have to sink a 780 to get water in the cases??

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    Nice find.

    I have a 98 SLTH in my yard, that the owner had left the plugs out, and the seat off. You figure the rest.

    Lack of fogging, coupled with sitting for a long time will make it look similar also.

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    Pic #4 shows a tell-tale water line.

    Who knows.

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    I have 194 hours on my SLT 780 and it still runs good.

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    200+ hours is what I hope to get from mine. I guess all in all I have done well with the two purchases, they really are like new. I have 1200 dollars in both of them so far with a double trailer. It just sucks to have to install two new engines right away.. POLL, Do I uninstall the oil pumps, Install a Blockoff plate?? I have heard alot of diff emotions on this..
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    Oil block-offs are great for piece of mind!!!

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    ^^^^^^^^^
    What he said.

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    I'd go block off just because if the pump fails,you'd never know. And then BOOM!! I'd be willing to bet the previous owner hooked up a flush kit and turned the water on before starting it, or shut off the engine before the water. That's prob. how the water got in there with such low usage.

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    maybe an oring failed terriblely , i got 103 hours on mine hope i can get another 60+ out of it ,

    the oil injections are a big iffy , if you dont noticed no oil has ran thru youv might have a problem

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