Thread: winterizing this weekend
10-24-2006, 11:54 AM #1
winterizing this weekend
im not understanding the whole where to pour the antifreeze.....any1 have a pic where they can pin point me to the right track......what else should i do? im going to change my oil this weekend also, that should be interesting...any helpful hints wuld be good
10-24-2006, 12:16 PM #2
Here is what you do. Start the ski then connect the flush port to a graden hose and turn on the water AFTER THE SKI IS RUNNING.
Get the oil warmish. Dont let the ski run for more than a couple of minutes at a time.
Change the oil and filter. Keep track of what you take out of the motor and put the same amount back in.
For winterizing, I use a pump up garden style sprayer, that I take off the end nozzle so you it sprays faster out of the sprayer. Then get yourself a piece of clear tubing that will wedge itself to the sprayer end, and to a garden hose male converter. Start the ski and rev it up in short hi-rev bursts to blow almost everything out of the waterbox.
Then hook up the sprayer, turn on the ski and pump about a 1/2 gallon into the ski.
Turn off the ski
Go to the intercooler at the front right of the engine. You will see two hoses, upper one has an oetiker clamp on it, the lower one has a gear clamp on it. Pull the lower hose off and make sure if there is any water in it that it comes out. I have never seen anything come out of the lower hose though.
Reconnect the line, pull the barttery and you are almost done.
One last step I take it to get a piece of steel wool and plug the exhaust exit from the hull to keep mice out of your exhaust system.
Hug your ski goodbye for the winter and find a new hobby until you can ride again in the spring.
Hope this helps
10-24-2006, 12:29 PM #3
thanks man...im goint to have to figure out how to pressurize the antifreeze in their
10-24-2006, 01:00 PM #4
Just a thought.
Will the nozzle fit on a 2 ltr. soda bottle? If so you could squeeze it in.
10-24-2006, 01:15 PM #5
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