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Hello,

I am new here.

I have been renting jetski for many season and i think it is time to buy a jetski. I saw a seadoo gtx 1996 on craigslist and i am interested. The owner said he left it in his garage for over two years. the engine sometime run sometime doesnot run. He offers it for $700. i was thinking of doing the work on it by myself. I dont know much about jetski. I know a little about car engine and stuff. i was just wondering if the engine on seadoo is the same.

if i buy this jetski what do i need to do to make it run. Assuming that it is not running right now. If i have to rebuilt the engine and all, do you think it is expensive for the parts?
is there a diy guide that i can follow? is it easy to fix this? Experts please give me some advices and noobs are welcomes too.

thank you guys

P.S. sorry for english grammar
 

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It will be similar to a car engine with the exception of being 2-stroke, and likely 2 cylinder. Given that it has been sitting, at minimum the spark plugs and possibly wires will need changing.
I wouldn't buy it though, if its having problems now it is likely that it will just end up being a money pit, especially if you have to do a rebuild.
 

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It will be similar to a car engine with the exception of being 2-stroke, and likely 2 cylinder. Given that it has been sitting, at minimum the spark plugs and possibly wires will need changing.
I wouldn't buy it though, if its having problems now it is likely that it will just end up being a money pit, especially if you have to do a rebuild.


thank you for ur reply. I decided to get a running jetski. I bought a gtx 2000 for $2300 including trailer. this looks better, engine runs, nothing wrong with it. I estimated the cost to fix the other jetski and it came out about $500 for parts plus my time. I was thinking of buying it but then decided to not. something else might be wrong with it and it would cost more money. thus, i bought the gtx 2000. I took it out to the ocean 3x already and nothing wrong with it.. runs great...


advices for others: do not buy used jetski that is not running because it will cost more in the long run to fix it. but if u have the time then go for it.
 
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