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    2008 fx sho..anything I should know?

    I'm tempted to buy a used fx sho..it's a 2008 and the ad says its in excellent shape and only 30 hrs on it..anyone familiar with this years model? Anything I should look for..thanks for any help..
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    Hi,
    I bought one in october lasr year, is a 2009 fx sho 33hous on it, 2008 and 2009 are the most reliable skis on the water. If you need performance you have to mod it, I have spent about 3000 usd to get stage 3 and now is a real beast !!!
    You have to check the oil, hull, supercharger and prop clearence.
    Sorry for my bad english.
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    Appreciate the feedback..your English not so bad..think I would just leave it stock and sell it in 2 years or so and go brand new..then mod...but it would be tempting I'm sure..

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    I picked up an 08 this spring with 24 hours on it. All I did was change the oil and clean it up, at forty hours now. No issues at all.

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    Had 200 hours on mine before the pump tunnel cracked.Also had a sensor under the exhaust manifold that had to be replaced due to corrosion

    185 hours on my other one with no issues

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    Thanks hydro..sounds great..big929, a pump tunnel crack sounds fairly serious..and expensive to fix..probably could happen to any year though..

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    very rare to happen on a FX anyway, but its still a possibility so i am having my stock one reinforced aswell. The most expensive part is the engine rebuild from sinking it salt water

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    Thanks hydro..sounds great..big929, a pump tunnel crack sounds fairly serious..and expensive to fix..probably could happen to any year though..

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    Just sold my wife's 2008 FX SHO with 259 hours. Ran like it was new.

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    Wow big can't believe it sank..

    awesome ccw...good to hear about that reliability

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex gt View Post
    I'm tempted to buy a used fx sho..it's a 2008 and the ad says its in excellent shape and only 30 hrs on it..anyone familiar with this years model? Anything I should look for..thanks for any help..
    Similar situation - last year I bought a used 09 FX SHO with 33 hours. I brought it home, washed and waxed it, flushed it, replaced the battery, and did an oil change. I just replaced the plugs a few weeks back. They were pretty nasty. Just look for signs of abuse, beaching etc.

    Good Luck!

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