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    MSX 110 - really just a head gasket - or stay away

    Here is an ad for a MSX 110 where the current owner blames the "milky oil" simply on a leaky head gasket. Could that really be all there is or is there likely more lurking when you start to get into it???

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    I have a 2004 Polaris msx 110 four stroke turbo jet ski in great shape everything runs and works great except it needs a head gasket the oil gets milky after running it starts and runs just needs someone to put a head gasket in it. It was in to a dealer and I was told that's what it needs should be a pretty easy fix just don't have time to fix it myself call or text if interested 1500 cash

    Provide your opinions and I will stay away if advised... I'm not looking to put $2K into this...

    Steve


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    Stay away...

    A headgasket is NO easy fix. Have to pull the entire engine. And why did the headgasket blow? I bet it was a bad overheat. Probably the plastic waterpump drive gear broke and overheated the engine. Block is probably warped to and compression is shot. This all had happened to my ski when I bought it (broken). Many thousand dollars later... it's great!

    Find an MSX 140... if you want an MSX.

    Cheers!


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    MSX 150 guy lives on Mr. GP1800's Avatar
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    You would put 3 or 4 k into it by the time you are done.

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    Perfect!! This is why all this advice is so wonderful. I anticipated that there was more to the story. Why give the thing away if it is a "Simple" head gasket - fix it yourself then and sell it for more.

    I'll patiently look for an 140 MSX - it's more in my wheelhouse. Pickings have been slim.

    Steve

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    I say:

    it's never "just the starter*"


    *(of course you can substitute a whole bunch of stuff for "starter")

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    I say:

    it's never "just the starter*"


    *(of course you can substitute a whole bunch of stuff for "starter")
    I bought a sl900 that the guy said needed a stator. Turns out the stator was one of the only good parts on the ski. Ignition was good the rest of it was junk.

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