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    Help: Flushing a FX140

    Hi All,

    I attempted to flush my ski this weekend and need some advice...it’s a 2008 FX140 with 14 hours that has been used only in fresh water.

    I did all the steps correctly except I did not have the ski level but was parked on a slope.

    The water did not come out through the outlet on the side but through the back exhaust.

    Would this have caused any damage to the ski?

    I will flush it soon but on level ground.

    Thanks.

    KODA
    (South Africa)


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    I think you will be fine. Your overheat alarm would have come on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KODA View Post
    Hi All,

    I attempted to flush my ski this weekend and need some advice...it’s a 2008 FX140 with 14 hours that has been used only in fresh water.

    I did all the steps correctly except I did not have the ski level but was parked on a slope.

    The water did not come out through the outlet on the side but through the back exhaust.

    Would this have caused any damage to the ski?

    I will flush it soon but on level ground.

    Thanks.

    KODA
    (South Africa)
    You should be fine as far as the engine overheating, but you need to flush with the ski level, otherwise much of the water does not circulate, but comes out the intake port. If you were trying to remove salt water, I'd flush again ASAP, because you probably left salt water in the system. Another option is to pinch off the cooling water intake hose when you flush. That will push the water into the cooling system even if the ski is not perfectly level. Be sure it is running first before you start the water, and turn off the water before you kill the engine.

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