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    PWCToday Guru TaintlessEd's Avatar
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    Should I?

    Found an 04' fix ho cruiser for 1800$

    This is the ad "condition: good
    engine hours (total): 200
    length overall (LOA): 12
    make / manufacturer: Yamaha
    model name / number: FX HO Cruiser
    propulsion type: power
    year manufactured: 2004
    READ ENTIRE AD PLEASE!
    I just bought this from a guy last week. He said he flipped it and did not upright it fast enough. I think he did not do it correctly because I found water in the oil. I pumped it out but can't get it to power up. He said he did not use it in Saltwater. All the clamps look good with no rust (a Tell Tale sign of Saltwater use). I Now have a big job come into my Business and can't take the time to fix it. Wife said I need to sell it since it was hers. NO Trailer Wave Runner only.
    Come take it away! Killer deal for someone that has the time.
    Contact 7am to 9pm."


    I have never messed with a 4 stroke ski and want to get into them.
    I hit him up and asked a little more info. He said that he's drained the oil and it was milky.
    He has a bunch of oil to flush the engine with and he said he planned on clearing it out with diesel as well but hasn't because the security light or something like that ok the dash is on and the start button isn't doing anything.
    Should I even bother with it?
    It was flooded in fresh water from what I was told.



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    Re: Should I?

    If I had a choice between a root canal and buying that ski I would go with the root canal.

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    Re: Should I?

    Quote Originally Posted by don37725 View Post
    If I had a choice between a root canal and buying that ski I would go with the root canal.
    Can I get a little more lol.
    What sucks about it? Engine platform? Design of the hull? Hard to wrench on?


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    Re: Should I?

    https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...253218055.html


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    Re: Should I?

    Jump starter over at solenoid for compression test. If it's good then the question is how much do you want to spend on it? Is the security light green and steady? That's normal. No other display, and no engine cranking or fuel pump.....will need a wiring harness, $400+ used and $1000 new.
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    Re: Should I?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myself View Post
    Jump starter over at solenoid for compression test. If it's good then the question is how much do you want to spend on it? Is the security light green and steady? That's normal. No other display, and no engine cranking or fuel pump.....will need a wiring harness, $400+ used and $1000 new.
    Yup, happy I passed this one up.
    The more he talked about it the less I wanted it and then the root canal comment.
    I'm sure it's a smoking deal for someone with the extra stuff just laying around.

    Oh well! Thank you guys for taking the time to respond and lead me the right way.


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    Re: Should I?

    Quote Originally Posted by TaintlessEd View Post
    Can I get a little more lol.
    What sucks about it? Engine platform? Design of the hull? Hard to wrench on?
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    What sucks about it is, it has water in the oil and has had water in the oil for the week ( IF you still believe in the Easter bunny ) that contestant number two has had it and, he has already learned his lesson - Further sucks who knows how long it had water in the oil while contestant number 1 had it and before he learned his lesson - You would be contestant number 3 - I am not a fan of sloppy seconds and sloppy thirds is even less attractive.

    He said he flipped it and did not upright it fast enough.
    Really? - That might be biggest lie #5 - We all know the first 3 biggest lies - The fourth biggest lie is " It runs great, just needs a starter"

    I have never messed with a 4 stroke ski and want to get into them.
    They have a million more parts than a 2 stroke and most parts are a million times more expensive - A hand me down with water in the oil is not the way to get into 4 strokes, it's a way to get in over your head and in debt.

    Glad to see you passed on it - Now you will have the money saved up when the dentist tells you how much that root canal is going to cost!
    Last edited by don37725; 08-09-2017 at 12:40 AM.

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