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    are hour meters being bypassed?

    I am looking at a GTX millenium edition ski but the hours stated on the meter do not seem to reflect what I am looking at. Is it possible or even commonplace for guys to bypass or unhook hour meters?


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    Hours are stored in the MPEM... no way to unhook it! However... a dealer with BUDS can modify the hours

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    if you do buy it...I got parts if interested. minus the motor, electronics.

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    toying with the hours is not that common.
    however it is common for a very low hour ski to look like hell cuz the owner didnt take care of it. post up more info, some pics. we can help you/ guide you if its worth it or not.

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    BUDS cannot modify hours

    replacing computers/brains/gauges/ECUs, etc can alter (ie reset) the tru total hours on a machine depending on which model/powerplant and what was replaced

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    I passed on it. Looked like it had been thru the mill. Thanks for the info etc.

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    One way to manipulate hours would be with an aftermarket ECU.

    If you buy an aftermarket ECU (Riva/Rotax) the newly activated ECU will start off where the original left off . For example if the orignal was replaced at 50hours and the ski was run for 100 hours on the aftermarket, the orginal could be reinstalled and the boat will return to 50 hours not the 150 hours it actually has . However, BRP would have been notified hence the warranty voided. This is for 07-08 Sea Doos the earlier models may be different.

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    Only have have to change the gauge cluster and you have 0 hours.

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    I upgraded from the 185 ECU to the 215 ECU and went from ~100 hours to 63 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skipSC View Post
    Only have have to change the gauge cluster and you have 0 hours.
    I think on the older model ski's with a display this happened more often than you might think at some resellers, for example putting a used low hour display on a rental ski. BUT if they did not change the MPEM too, it will read the correct hours when hooked up to BUDS.

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