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Old 06-05-2002, 06:16 PM
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I know that we all hate these things but I couldn't pass on the deal. I got it for my wife. I have the boat so I have to keep he happy with something.

I purchased a Wave runner with a blown engine at a very good price. Its a 89 Wave Runner 500 F. It's old but if it was used 5 hours a year that was a lot and it is in excellent condition. I pulled the engine apart last night and apparently one of the main bearings has blown and the others don't look that good. More than likely it probably built up some moisture from sitting around and not being used. While it is apart I wanted to replace the pistons / rings and I need new gaskets as well. I figured that after I buy all the parts and get the machine work done to change the bearings I could save my self a lot of time and trouble and get a re built motor with a warrantee for just a bit more $$$

So to get to the point of all this. Is there any OSO members that repair these things and could give me a price on a rebuilt short block???? If so please call me @ 845-528-8646 Thanks

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There is a company called Short Block Technologies. They are on the web and in all of the PWC magazines. They do short block swaps, and even give a 30 day warranty. I have used them before. Search on the web for them.
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I got it for my wife. I have the boat so I have to keep she happy with something.


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you could have just gave her me~~~ I could have entertained her while you were boating
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And stop blaming it on your wife
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Travis . You want her ... She's yours ........... With out her I could buy a new boat and move out west ... I just hope you got deep pockets to keep he happy. LOL
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If she can suck a golf ball through a garden hose.. I'l take her no matter what it cost
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If that was the case you think I would give her up
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Take a look around at what they are worth used first. Last year, somone gave me the same exact machine, minus motor, for nothing. I recently paid a garbage guy $25 to take it out of my garage.
After looking into motors for the thing, it just didn't make sense. You can pick up one that old, in good running condition, on a trailer, for around $1000.
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Good point rainmn. Hot Boat, you may want to check the Motorcycletrader(.com maybe), thay have a section of PWC for sale in there.
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