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Shavo9
10-18-2013, 09:58 PM
Just wondering what the differences are, previously had a 2007 MCX in a X2, after much debate have decided to save the money and pull the trigger on a used 2011 X2 with 60 hours, but before I do the dealer says it is fitted with the Indmar 351 salterwater series engine, just wondering how it would compare to my old MCX that I had, couldnt seem to find any info on it sorry if its a stupid question!

east tx skier
10-18-2013, 10:05 PM
Is it the Predator 350 or does it have an old repurposed Indmar Ford in it? If it's the multiport era Chevy 350 at 310 hp, it's a fine motor. But whether it's enough to push an X2 loaded with ballast is something to think about.

Shavo9
10-18-2013, 10:22 PM
The boats in another state and the dealer just says its fitted with the 351hp indmar marine engine. When we ask for specifics they just say come have a look (which we obviously will before we buy) but I don't really want to fly interstate just to realise it's not the engine that we want. So was hoping to find some info on the engine here so when I speak to the dealer again more specifically about the motor I have some knowledge myself so I don't just have to purely rely on what he says

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
10-18-2013, 10:28 PM
The boats in another state and the dealer just says its fitted with the 351hp indmar marine engine. When we ask for specifics they just say come have a look (which we obviously will before we buy) but I don't really want to fly interstate just to realise it's not the engine that we want. So was hoping to find some info on the engine here so when I speak to the dealer again more specifically about the motor I have some knowledge myself so I don't just have to purely rely on what he says

Odd that the seller doesn't want to devuldge many details about said boat. I would ask for numerous photos of different components at different angles before I trecked to a different state to look at a boat.

thatsmrmastercraft
10-18-2013, 10:54 PM
I would post a location and see if someone local can stop in and get the low down. If it is near me, I would be happy to take a look and report my findings.

east tx skier
10-18-2013, 10:56 PM
The boats in another state and the dealer just says its fitted with the 351hp indmar marine engine. When we ask for specifics they just say come have a look (which we obviously will before we buy) but I don't really want to fly interstate just to realise it's not the engine that we want. So was hoping to find some info on the engine here so when I speak to the dealer again more specifically about the motor I have some knowledge myself so I don't just have to purely rely on what he says

Next time you call them, ask them for a picture. Ford hasn't made a 5.8 (351 cu) marine engine since the 90s, a new one hasn't been put in a boat since 2002, and there hasn't been an Indmar 351 since 1993.

Table Rocker
10-18-2013, 11:02 PM
I would post a location and see if someone local can stop in and get the low down. If it is near me, I would be happy to take a look and report my findings.
Let us know what you find out. :)

http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-for-sale/boatdetails.aspx?R=15849481&Silo=Stock&Vertical=Boat&Ridx=2&eapi=2

FrankSchwab
10-18-2013, 11:04 PM
Well, I think the important thing may be the statement that it's a "351hp indmar", not a "351 cubic inch Indmar". Are any of the engines from 2011 rated at 351 HP?

rgardjr1
10-18-2013, 11:04 PM
I would guess that it's a closed cooled MCX, but a picture's worth a thousand words.


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j.mccreight@hotmail.com
10-18-2013, 11:08 PM
Well, I think the important thing may be the statement that it's a "351hp indmar", not a "351 cubic inch Indmar". Are any of the engines from 2011 rated at 351 HP?

but, post 1 says" Indmar 351 salterwater series engine", so who knows.:confused:

Tristarboarder
10-18-2013, 11:55 PM
My question would be, a 351w, carbureted engine in an X2? Any X2? Not injected? Seems strange. My money is on the predator engine, which we all know is 350 cu inch, at 310 hp....but we shall see friends

wheelerd
10-19-2013, 01:08 AM
What kind of a dealer is selling this boat? Obviously not an MC dealer! Maybe a general-purpose boat or outdoor sports dealer? Like previous posters have said, get some pics. With the ease of smart phone cameras a pic request by a prospective buyer should be a no brainer for the dealer!

fskof
10-19-2013, 11:12 PM
Next time you call them, ask them for a picture. Ford hasn't made a 5.8 (351 cu) marine engine since the 90s, a new one hasn't been put in a boat since 2002, and there hasn't been an Indmar 351 since 1993.

Thats what I also thought

Shavo9
10-21-2013, 05:54 PM
I am assuming that the reason the dealer isn't giving away all information is it is most likely the stock motor, what engine options were there for 2011 X2's and how does the stock engine go? we had the MCX without the AA plate and were happy with the power, is it a big step down?

PS. this boat does have the AA plate and autolaunch, does that make a huge difference?

kskonn
10-21-2013, 07:18 PM
If it helps I have a 2011 X2 for sale and would be happy to send you the dealer service history etc.. if you want to buy it!!!

However- I have the RTP and I run my boat with a significant amount of ballast, it does fine getting on plane etc... but I am putting out a great deal on my X2 if you want to check it out before you make your decision!

Shavo9
10-21-2013, 08:41 PM
what is RTP? is that the standard engine?

kskonn
10-21-2013, 08:54 PM
Yes I believe that is the base engine- 310 HP

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
10-21-2013, 08:55 PM
2011 had gm motors by Indmar and gm motors by Ilmor.

I wouldn't necessarily say the RTP-1 is the standard motor, I would say it's the base model engine.

Indmar RTP-1, 5.7L = 310 hp
Indmar MCX, 5.7L = 350 hp
Indmar LY6, 6.0L = 385 Hp ?
Indmar 8.1L = 450 Hp ?

Ilmor 5.7L = 320 Hp
Ilmor 6.0L = 382 Hp
Ilmor 6.2L = 430 Hp
Ilmor 7.4L = 522 Hp

wheelerd
10-21-2013, 10:01 PM
Somewhere I remember seeing torque curve graphs comparing the RTP-1 (or maybe the RTP) vs. the MCX. They were very similar until somewhere in the upper rpm range where the better-breathing MCX had the advantage. Likely this would only be noticeable -- if at all -- by skiers and footers.