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Asmodeus2112

2000 VLX with mechanical hour meter?

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Asmodeus2112

I'm searching for my next Malibu, and came across a 2000 VLX a distance away. Listing says it's a "indmar 350 with 330 hp" so not really sure and no pics of the engine. Have requested pics, but in the meantime, did any 2000 VLX's come with a mechanical hour meter? Could they be carbureted? This boat has perfect pass, so maybe after they pull the speedo they added a mechanical hour meter?

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Asmodeus2112

Actually looks like they pulled the tach. What is customary with installing PP, to pull the speedo, or tach?

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jwl019

Both 01's I've had was installed in place of the tach. Neither of which had an hour meter like that installed though. There is an hour meter on PP as well.

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Asmodeus2112

Thanks, I thought there was an hour meter on PP, but wasn't sure if maybe older models didn't have that functionality. Only reason I can think of a boat having a mechanical hour meter is if it doesn't have an ECM, which would mean carbureted, correct?

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jwl019

Not sure about that since I haven't had a carb Bu, but does make sense. But if he listed as 330 hp, I would think he meant the 325 monsoon.

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Asmodeus2112

Just got a text from the seller saying that the engine was replaced. 1000 hours on the hull, 230 on the replacement engine, that's why the mechanical meter. Running away now...

According to the brochure, the carb motor wasn't offered in VLX's.

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Asmodeus2112

Nice Avatar pic, jwl019. You landed that, right?

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jwl019

Nice Avatar pic, jwl019. You landed that, right?

Thanks, and yeah I landed it, just not with the board under me, lol! My hands out in front didn't help break the fall or soften the landing either.

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Asmodeus2112

Seller says it is indmar motor, installed by dealer. Gonna need some pics.

I understand mechanical meter now, the ECM from the previous motor would read the total hours or the old motor plus new. So the hour meter is there to show the hours on the new motor...

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Pistol Pete

There is also an hr. meter built into the Lowrance digital air / water temp. gauge on the right.

It will be reading the original hrs. + new motor hrs.

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petrie141

So they installed perfect pass in place of the tach? That's strange. Ours replaced the speedo, probably because of the tach having the hour mete? Seems strange to me.

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petrie141

Oh an I see your in the Austin area too. I haven't seen another VLX on Lake Austin other than our own. It would be cool to see another one out there!

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