10-15-2006, 06:14 PM #1
attempt failed to put antifreeze for winterization
well i tried to put antifreeze thru the flushing system with a garden hose with a quick connect, and top of hose with a funel,tried to see if gravetty will let it go inside the engine and it didin't.
started the engine first with the garden hose and funnel connected poored antifreeze into funel and it didin't work.
i guess you really need pressure for it to work, well at least i tried.
10-15-2006, 08:57 PM #2
I did my similar to you. Instead of using gravity to feed I purchased a small 1/6 horsepower sump pump from my local hardware store. It came with a garden hose connector. Just connect one end of the jose to the ski and the other end to the pump. Set the pump in a bucket of antifreeze, start the ski, then plug in the pump. then run til antifreeze comes out of the back, shut off pump, then shut off the ski. All done
10-15-2006, 10:41 PM #3
how much did it cost you for the sump pump?
my attempt failled i think you need pressure to feed the flush connection.
10-15-2006, 11:02 PM #4
guys... you don't need to run the engine... start the ski with no hose, hit the throttle and blast water out of the exhaust... turn it off
put gallon of ANTIFREEZE in a bucket, drop a pump in the bucket and pump it thru the flush port... the only way u'll get the fluid into the motor is if the waterbox fills up all the way and it backs up into the exhaust pipe into the motor... not gonna happen unless u pump 4+ gallons of water into it without it running.
10-15-2006, 11:44 PM #5
Get a cheap little 12v bilge pump, some tubing and a hose connector. The battery is in the ski.
10-15-2006, 11:54 PM #6
10-16-2006, 06:08 AM #7
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Most hardware stores and places like Home Depot and Lowes have a little pump you run with an electric drill. It has garden hose connections. Costs about $10 and works great.
10-16-2006, 06:36 AM #8
10-16-2006, 08:56 AM #9
The pump i purchased cost me $53. Noticably more than the $10 drill pump. I wanted something durable and that ran on 110 volt. I saw the drill pumps but decided to pass. They didn't look sturdy like a pump in a metal housing. Plus you can use the pump other places then too, I don;t know where but I'm sure you'll figure that out the day you need it. To each his own, this is how i did mine. Not the cheapest but still less than the dealer-which is always good
10-16-2006, 11:28 AM #10
If you have a pump up garden chemical sprayer, you have almost everything you need.
Put antifreeze in the garden sprayer, pump it up, get yourself an adaptor to the flushing system, turn on the ski, and pump the antifreeze in. Just keep on pumping the sprayer until you see the antifreeze coming out the enxhaust.
Turn off the ski and your done.
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