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1.5L Rotax 4-TEC Reliability?

JeremyR

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In the process of buying a 2017 Chaparral 203 VRX. It has about 43 hours on it, how long do these engines last? It's going to get serviced every season as it should so there's no question about keeping up on the maitenance. I've heard a lot of different stories about how reliable they are and am trying to get some more info.
 

genwrx

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Glastron
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If it has the supercharger it may need a rebuild, I think at 200/250 hours, I'd have to double check, I don't really remember. Other than that I haven't had any issues with my rotax. I'm around 70 hours, is probably due for an oil change but hopefully I can wait till after summer.
 

Nexus

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2019
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The latest BRP engines are "maintenance free" and claim not to need the SC's rebuilt. I'm not sure when these engines first came out, tho'.
 

JeremyR

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If it has the supercharger it may need a rebuild, I think at 200/250 hours, I'd have to double check, I don't really remember. Other than that I haven't had any issues with my rotax. I'm around 70 hours, is probably due for an oil change but hopefully I can wait till after summer.
Any idea about the cost of a supercharger rebuild?
 

BobJohnson

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