09-20-2009, 05:56 PM #1
Winterizing, a question about anti freeze
I have been reading over this:
Allot of great info but I do have one concern before I do the process.
Step 2 refers to adding anti freeze with aluminum protection. I was going to order some Amsoil Antifreeze but I read in other parts of the forums that I may not need it? I have a 96 SL700, can anyone offer me winterizing advice for my specific ski? Thanks much!
09-20-2009, 07:06 PM #2
I just use the pink RV antifreeze from the auto parts store or wally world...not as harmful to the lakes in the spring time as the automotive stuff.
09-24-2009, 06:56 AM #3
We also use rv anti freeze for yrs never had a problem
09-24-2009, 08:47 AM #4
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- near Toronto, Canada
Winterizing your Polaris
Polaris did design their 2-stroke engines to be self draining of water (except the 1992-1993 Fuji with crank case cooling).
One of the keys is to lift the nose of the trailer up as high as possible, at least for a minute or so. This ensures that water trapped in the cooling hoses and low spots has a chance to drain out the back.
The Ficht fuel injected engines require the nose lift, to get the water out of the stator cover and EMM.
I run the engine for a few seconds while tilted up high, and burp the throttle firmly a couple of times to push excess water out of the water box.
Here are some more threads on winterizing for winter.
To winterize or not to winterize
Propylene glycol anti-freeze is the type that you want.
How to winterize....
winterizing 93 sl750
Question about winterizing an SLH
polaris slt780 winterizing
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