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    freezing temps, blowing out the intercooler and exhaust manifold

    Were having 60 degree days in Ct right now and I'm itching to get the new ski in the water and break it in, the question I have is with freezing temperatures at night in the forecast what do you guys recommend to do when you put the ski away? I see in the manual the air attachment you can make to blow out the rear end, is this effective or even necessary? Help is greatly appreciated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenn1562 View Post
    Were having 60 degree days in Ct right now and I'm itching to get the new ski in the water and break it in, the question I have is with freezing temperatures at night in the forecast what do you guys recommend to do when you put the ski away? I see in the manual the air attachment you can make to blow out the rear end, is this effective or even necessary? Help is greatly appreciated.
    I'd put a couple of light bulbs in mine...

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    I'd put a couple of light bulbs in mine...
    Do you mean a string of light bulbs to keep it warm?

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    Like one of the yellow work lights. Just a single bulb screws into it.

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    not so sure i would go the light bulb route if it was to pop it could ignite any gas fumes in the hull seadoo has made these things pretty much explodtion proof i would not want to risk my ski i would think the best route to take is to buy a deep oil change pan and a small submirsable pump and run antifreeze though it while it is running --if you have seen the stock intercooler it is made up of small thin wall tubes for greater heat transfer it would not take much to freeze and bust a tube than you got water going into the intake the next time out use precaution to protect ski i keep mine in a heated garage but still winterize in case power goes out hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by idoodou View Post
    not so sure i would go the light bulb route if it was to pop it could ignite any gas fumes in the hull seadoo has made these things pretty much explodtion proof i would not want to risk my ski i would think the best route to take is to buy a deep oil change pan and a small submirsable pump and run antifreeze though it while it is running --if you have seen the stock intercooler it is made up of small thin wall tubes for greater heat transfer it would not take much to freeze and bust a tube than you got water going into the intake the next time out use precaution to protect ski i keep mine in a heated garage but still winterize in case power goes out hope this helps
    Ya I would have to agree with you here I'm not a fan of leaving a light on in the hull all night...now with the antifreeze what kind do you have to use? and from my understanding you pump the antifreeze through the flush port while running till you see it come out?

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    i use prestone 50/50 and yea i flush it out before i ride and yes run it till it come out

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    use the stuff for winterizing RV's pour it in a bucket, then use a bildge pump hooked to the flush port on the ski. start the ski the power up the bildge and wait till you see it coming out.

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    dont user 50/50 use the pink stuff. it's ok when it goes into the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laxcrazy23 View Post
    dont user 50/50 use the pink stuff. it's ok when it goes into the ground.

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