View Full Version : 04 xlv info

06-16-2014, 08:57 PM
looking at an 04 xlv. its priced cheap. needs some upholstery work, wake plate fixed. perfect pass and depth finder need attention. main issue is head gasket was redone. not sure on the hours. guy says hour meter intermittently works. now i don't think a head gasket should go unless something is going on. It has the 5.7 vortec in it. I don't think its fuel injected judging by the pic. looks just like the motor in my outback. Was there any issues with head gaskets that year? When I say cheap i could get it as is for 19k. just don't want to walk into a fix it machine. I had 3 months of fixing and diagnosing with my current boat and just not sure i really want to go down that road but I keep thinking it may be to good to pass up. just wanted to get your guys thoughts.

06-17-2014, 09:57 AM
So offer him 16k plus 3k in escrow for any repairs. At the end of a year he can have whatever is left of the 3k.

06-17-2014, 06:59 PM
thanks thats a good idea. i have decided to move on. just don't want to deal with it all