Thread: How-To: Coolant Change
05-09-2005, 04:51 PM #1
How-To: Coolant Change
Basic coolant change.
Do this on a cold ski.
1) Remove pressure cap from over flow tank.
2) Remove drain plug from bottom of ride plate and drain
3) When it's finished draining pour a 50/50 mix into the overflow tank
4) Have someone watch the drain plug as you pour the mix in, as soon as there are no air bubbles, close the drain plug.
5) fill the overflow tank to the correct line.
06-07-2005, 07:22 AM #2
Could you post a picture of the drain plug on the ride plate?
06-07-2005, 09:48 AM #3
My ski is at the lake but i'll look in the manual for something.
It's a little allen bolt on the tail edge of the ride plate right under the pump.
06-07-2005, 10:04 AM #4
06-07-2005, 10:08 AM #5
if my memory serves me correctly it's a 5mm allen tool that you will need.
06-07-2005, 11:41 AM #6
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- May 2005
How often or when should you do this?
06-07-2005, 12:34 PM #7
i think the manual says every 100 hours.
10-19-2005, 07:08 PM #8
104.5 HOURS ON 2005 ski already. Time to change that coolant, thanks guys for the info!
10-19-2005, 08:52 PM #9
200 hours or 2 years is what the manual says.... or you can get a coolant bouyancy testing kit... will tell u if the anti-freeze needs replacing.
i put 125 hours on my ski in one year and i dind't touch the anti-freeze... wasn't necesasary, but i don't have that ski anymore...
now on my 05 RXT i got 90 hours and i won't do the coolant for another year.
03-21-2006, 04:12 PM #10
I saw this which seemed like a good idea
For any coolant and anytime you are changing coolant, we recommend a simple solution of distilled water and white distilled vinegar, both available at your local grocery store.
1. Mix the water/vinegar at 50/50
2. Fill system with the solution
3. Run engine until warm
4. Let cool
6. Run clear water through to rinse out vinegar.
7. Fill with coolant of choice.
This is the same as cleaning your coffee maker. The vinegar is acidic enough to clean out and contaminants and residual coolants, yet it won’t harm your seals and gaskets.
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