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    Apr 2008
    rochester mn

    MSX150 rebuild intervals?

    How many hours on average before you have to rebuild the turbo 2004 MSX 150 has 165 hours on it runs great I change oil often during the season. ��

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    Moderator HiPeRcO's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    Upstate NY
    If you take good care of it, which it sounds like you do, then many hundreds of hours are achievable. (Highest I've heard of is pushing 500 hours, and counting).

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    May 2010
    Newman Lake, WA
    Are you asking about the rebuilding the turbocharger? Or the engine?
    Regarding the engine. I second Hiperco's comment. If you don't overheat them or have nikasil plating issues... they are very stout, German engineered-and-built engines that can go many hours.

    The turbochargers all likely depend on usage, oil used, cool-downs (or lack of them)... the normal turbo longevity issues.


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    Ye Ol Salty Dog's Avatar
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    Oct 2017
    Lutz, FL
    If you don’t neglect the maintenance and don’t do anything that’s obviously detrimental to a marine vessel... or machine in general, they can keep going and going and going. For instance, the turbocharger is a k03 turbo, same as any VW/audi 1.8t. In automotive application, that turbo can go hundreds of thousands of miles, meaning on a jet ski, with proper maintenance, it can last the life of the vessel.

    This is one of my many all-original, never rebuilt, MSX-110/150s that have never had an engine or turbo rebuild, only general maintenance.

    530-hours, runs like new.
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