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Steve B.

2005 Indmar 320 hp with carb?

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Steve B.

I'm casually looking at this 2005 Sunsetter LXi:

http://getwetmarine.com/NewSitePages/NC_Boats.html

One of the pic's show the engine and it looks like it's carb'd. I thought they were all fuel injected by this point.

Any ideas on it? Thanks in advance,

Steve B.

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Ronnie

The engine manuals for 2005 in our Resources section show a carb'd 5.7L engine. But, the 2005 Brochure shows a 320LCR with MPI as the base engine. Strange...Possibly a very early '05?

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Steve B.

I'm guessing something like that Ronnie. The pic sure looks like no fuel injection.

Steve B.

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Ronnie

'04 Brochure doesn't show the 320. I had a '04 23LSV and it had the 340HP engine which i think might have been the base engine for that model. The DD boats may have had the 320's. Too long ago to recall.

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Nitrousbird

I'd avoid a carbed one. Even if you are okay with a carb, most buyers aren't. I wouldn't even consider a carbed one.

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MadMan

Even if you are okay with a carb, most buyers aren't.

If you're OK with a carb (I am), use this to leverage a great deal.

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Sethro

I'm pretty sure that's the LCR which is fuel injected.

Remember, 2005 is not the same boat as the 1999-2004 in case you weren't aware.

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Rednucleus

Did they do throttle body injection?? My buddy's Sportster is carb and rarely any problems with it - although he says if he got a do over, he would opt for fuel injection

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Steve B.

Thanks guys, I'll call the dealer and verify. But it might be a deal breaker for me if it's carb'd.

Steve B.

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TenTwentyOne

It looks like the TBI motor to me..... I am not sure in the Malibu lineup of motors when they switched the base engine from TBI to MPI, but I think it was late 05 for the MC Indmar predator. I would guess that it was similar for the Malibu offerings.

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Steve B.

I'm pretty sure that's the LCR which is fuel injected.

Remember, 2005 is not the same boat as the 1999-2004 in case you weren't aware.

I did notice it being a bit wider? And the trunk opens left and right instead of just from the back. It does still have a diamond hull ? Any negatives about the 2005 changes that you can think of?

Thanks again,

Steve B.

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Steve B.

The folks at the dealership did get back with me about the engine. It is fuel injected.

Steve B.

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Sethro

I have no personal experience with the 2005, but most will probably say it's no longer a fantastic slalom boat like the 99-04. I do believe it's still got a diamond hull designation for what it's worth. It's a bigger boat with much more freeboard, but that might appeal to you, so I just making sure you were aware.

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Steve B.

Thanks Sethro, that's kinda what I figured. It is a diamond hull, but bigger and I think heavier. Price seems somewhat reasonable. It's on the top of my list, but I am still looking. Tough to find a 2002 to 2004 in these models for sale.

Steve B.

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