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    Advice on 2005 rxt

    Hi I'm looking at picking up a pair of used 2005 rxt seadoo. They have approximately 160 hours each. They seem to be in decent shape.....but there has been no work done to them in terms of the superchargers being rebuilt etc...how big of a concern is this and what things should i be looking for....

    Also what would a reasonable price be for the 2 including a trailer.

    Thanks for your time and advice


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    1st major problem in these are Sc ceramic washer failure
    2nd are exhaust valves sodium filled that cut in half
    3rd are flywheel bolts

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    Thanks for your reply. Does the fact that they have not addressed any of those issues and have put 160 hours on the machines that there likely are problems with them. With that in mind what would a fair price be for the 2 with a trailer.

    Thanks sorry I'm new to jet skis....would like to find a couple of good reliable machines...if I get them I will put in the money to have the 3 issues you listed fixed...how much does that usually cost...

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    id say each ski is worth 4500 and the trailer is 500 maybe more

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    Price depend on where you are located. If you are looking for reliable ski's, i would definitely not look at 2005's that have not had any maintenance done at those hours. I personally would not pay more than $6000 total, and that is if the chargers are intact. Look for 2007 or newer.
    Rebuilding chargers-$400 each. New exhaust valves- $500-$700 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8 is enough View Post
    Price depend on where you are located. If you are looking for reliable ski's, i would definitely not look at 2005's that have not had any maintenance done at those hours. I personally would not pay more than $6000 total, and that is if the chargers are intact. Look for 2007 or newer.
    Rebuilding chargers-$400 each. New exhaust valves- $500-$700 each.
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    Reliable?
    Stick to 07's and up.

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    Ok thanks I really appreciate everybody's input. I'll look for a pair of 07 and up. Thanks again

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    Lol you guys are seriously telling people not to buy anything less then 07s?? If you can put them up cheap enough the work is easy to do. The flywheel Bolts are fine unless you ride like a jackass limiter it in the air and then you have problems. Valves are 375 for supertech. And head gasket is 100. Bolts if it's never been apart are fine. Sc rebuild is 300 and the work is easy if you know general basics. 2005s can be just as reliable. Just depends on what you want to pay and if you can do general mechanics, or watch YouTube, I'm sure 3ft deep has videos for all stated above work

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    When I was looking at buying a sea doo, I asked a friend who has been a sea doo pwc tech for I dont even know but at least 5+ years about the exhaust valve issue. He had no idea what I was talking about. He is not someone who goes on forums so never knew about it. Point is if he in 5 years (minimum) never had a ski come in with a broken exhaust valve, why shy away from those years. So I purchased a 05 and will just deal with the sc issue. Just my take on it.

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