Thread: winterizing question
09-15-2010, 05:53 PM #1
Quick question. I live in FL it doesnt freeze more than enough for a little frost on the ground. The lake is only a few miles from my house So i figured i could just go run my skis once or twice a month. Would this be ok to do. Should i run them more than once or twice a month? Thanks for the help..
09-15-2010, 05:56 PM #2
Well if all you get is frost on the ground... you're NOT freezing the water in the exhaust/IC. We get frost on the ground in Oct in the northeast, but you need it to drop below 32 for a few hours before you'll have problems(like if it's getting down to 2.
09-15-2010, 10:41 PM #3
Running them out of water will ruin your carbon seal.
I would just winterize them properly- change engine oil & filter, Add stabilizer to full tank
of gas, fog cylinders thru injector ports, etc.
Get the water out of exhaust & Intercooler.
Then , you don't have to worry at all. Just do it right. Not that hard.
09-15-2010, 10:44 PM #4
Want to add:
Winterization, whether for your Seadoo or Muscle Car has is
kind of a misnomer.
You are really getting it ready to sit in storage (like a bear) for
a nap. Not really dependent on temperatures like the name implies.
Starting that engine thru its downtime would just put a LOT more
wear on the cylinders, rings, cam, etc.
A good deal of engine wear occurs upon startup... So just put
it away right and have fun in the spring
09-16-2010, 01:41 AM #5
so you are implying tha a 4-stroke car engine that does not work for 2-3 weeks will be wearing out the engine if it starts once pr month ? i think you are over-reacting a little bit. also if you leave itfor3-5 minutes worknig out of the water without reving up it doesn't do anything bad to the carbon seal
09-16-2010, 05:59 AM #6
I'm not gonna run it out of the water I'm talking about running to the lake once or twice a month. Would that be ok or should it be more frequent. Or can I get by with just once a month
09-16-2010, 06:04 AM #7
once per month is fine. also if you want to run it out of water is ok too. otherwise every time we wash it after every ride the carbon seal would have gone bad every season !! mine is 7 years old never been changed and looks fine.(no leaks )just dont let it over 3-5 minutes
09-16-2010, 06:48 AM #8
09-16-2010, 09:33 AM #9
I live in Maine and it freezes and nights at -20 so I need to Winterize about October. I was going to put a 5 gallon bucket with a spricket out of the bottom and a hose to the hose inlet on the seadoo fill the bucket with RV anti freeze and run till its coming out of the exhaust. Then fog cylinders, grease change oil etc. The closed loop ssytem is anifreeze so I thought that should be OK. Does this sound like a decent winterization or am I missing something?
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