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Josh S
02-14-2013, 10:43 PM
I'm looking at trading in my 08 x-35 for a 07 X Star with the LQ-9 6.0. I did some searching on the LQ-9 motor and found a little infor from some people. I would like to hear from anyone here with a Star with the LQ-9 and loaded down. How does your boat get out of the water? Did you change your prop out? Does any one have any real complaints on the LQ-9. I'm still on the fence if this is what I want to do or keep looking for something different. Thanks for any info

Josh

snork
02-15-2013, 08:44 AM
07 with LQ9, maybe its a LY6?

CottagerGreg
02-15-2013, 09:52 AM
LY6 I think.... snork is right, prop choice is going to be key in getting any x-star loaded down with lots of ballast out on plane.

bjames
02-15-2013, 10:41 AM
Didnt MC offer a 6L TDI Diesle around that time?

Josh S
02-15-2013, 12:27 PM
Yeah they have it listed as a LQ-9. I sent a message to the sales guy at the dealership to make sure what motor. I'm not sure on years and motors. Thanks for the info.

Josh S
02-15-2013, 12:43 PM
I got a reply back and they are telling me it is a LQ-9. Here is the link to the boat
http://mobile.texasmastercraft.com/vehicle/used-2007-mastercraft-x-star-1176764.cfml#ar_top

bjames
02-15-2013, 12:59 PM
Hmm.. if its a Cadillac, I wonder if its the supercharged large block. Maybe the motor was replaced at some point?

Dylan
02-15-2013, 01:15 PM
I have no input on the motor, but that is a beautiful boat. It's a shame they used the bow for brail-docking. Get that guy some curb finders!

Aric'sX15
02-15-2013, 01:22 PM
I have no input on the motor, but that is a beautiful boat. It's a shame they used the bow for brail-docking. Get that guy some curb finders!

was going to say the same thing!

Josh S
02-15-2013, 01:23 PM
Every thing I have searched shows 07 to have the MCX 350 or the LY6. So that's why I wanted to ask here to see what I could find out.

MASTIQUE
02-15-2013, 01:54 PM
That's an LY6! The cowling on top of the LQ9 has the caddy emblem and is shaped different. LY6 is a sweet package!

MASTIQUE
02-15-2013, 01:57 PM
Here is the LQ9

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willyt
02-15-2013, 02:29 PM
watch out for salt use on a boat down there

you'll love the hydraulic steering

need those tower braces installed

that engine and trailer look fishy to me...

Forrest-X45
02-15-2013, 04:26 PM
That's an LY6! The cowling on top of the LQ9 has the caddy emblem and is shaped different. LY6 is a sweet package!

This is correct!! That engine is a LY6 not a LQ9. Disappointing a MC dealer wouldn't know the difference. MC discontinued the LQ9 after the 2005 model year.

Ask the dealer if the engine is closed cooling. If they say no then it is a LY6. All LQ9's were closed cooling. Actually if they do say it is closed cooling then the engine would be the Crusader SS 6.0L but that engine in the pic is not blue.

Josh S
02-15-2013, 04:36 PM
Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I'm going to look at it in person this weekend and figure out if I'm going to do the deal or wait for something different. I like the 07 for the garage set up my digital dash in my x-35 freaks out way to much. I have also talked them into fixing the front of the boat in the deal.

03 35th Anniversary
02-15-2013, 05:52 PM
watch out for salt use on a boat down there

you'll love the hydraulic steering

need those tower braces installed

that engine and trailer look fishy to me...

Texas MasterCraft is in the DFW area. Really do not run into many boats used in salt water around here.

Why do you say that? It's just an after market trailer

snork
02-15-2013, 07:00 PM
Thats a LY6
Boat is a consignment
Aftermarket trailer caused the damage to the hull
LY6 is a better motor than the LQ9 imo
Tedd can fix the gel damage as good as new

Josh S
02-15-2013, 07:24 PM
Snork. Is the trailer that's it is on the one that was causing the damage?

snork
02-15-2013, 08:19 PM
I'd say it was. If the bunks went to the end of the trailer most if not all that damage wouldn't be there IMO
The tiedown points appear to be nasty look'n as well

thamax
02-16-2013, 04:22 PM
That's and LY6 for sure