11-01-2010, 10:44 AM #1
Ski sat for long time, what should I do?
I found an '08 RXT 215 on craigslist for a good price, and it only has 30 hours. Problem is, the guy purchased it in May of '08. If it really only has 30 hours after 3 seasons, then it probably sat unused for long periods of time. Could failing to use fuel stabilizer cause permanent damage? Is there anything else I should inspect before purchasing a ski like this?
11-01-2010, 02:22 PM #2
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Beaumont, Texas
siphon the old gas and add fresh gas, and install a set of new plugs,
Adding stabilizer to old gas wont bring it back to life.
11-01-2010, 02:36 PM #3
As mentioned.. fresh gas...new plugs..should be good to go!
11-01-2010, 02:40 PM #4
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
- University city
When i got my 04 rxp's (49 and 57 hrs respectively) they had sat for a year w/o stablizer...pulled the old gas, a few plugs and ran them for a good part of the season without any issue...they even had the ceramics in them still..
11-01-2010, 02:54 PM #5
Awesome, thanks guys, empty the gas and replace the plugs. Easy enough.
lol, I can't believe people own these skis and hardly use them. I'm averaging 90 hrs a year on mine.
11-01-2010, 04:08 PM #6
Check out the ski (motor) and should. Be able to tell condition or hints of rust.
11-01-2010, 05:13 PM #7
11-01-2010, 05:28 PM #8
11-01-2010, 05:52 PM #9
Doesnt matter where you live if the skis going to sit for a long time you should fog the motor to keep parts from rusting like skoepp said... Befor you start it pull the valve cover off and have a good look for any rust.
11-02-2010, 08:08 AM #10
I would change the oil and filter before I tried to start it IMO!
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