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    Running on a flush kit

    How long can I run my ski using a flush kit. I have the drive shaft removed so the seals don't burn out, but should I be concerned about overheating a jug?


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    You have to make sure you actually have water flow through all cylinders, especially the MAG cylinder. Monitor the cylinder and head temperatures with your hand.

    If the thermostat is not in place, then you must clamp the water exit hose to force the cold water to actually flow backwards through the cooling system.

    Why do you need to run it so long on the hose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Why do you need to run it so long on the hose?
    I am replacing fuel lines and servicing the carbs and would like to let it run for a good few minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00SLX View Post
    I am replacing fuel lines and servicing the carbs and would like to let it run for a good few minutes.
    Well, with no load on the impeller, you will be limited in terms of how much carb tuning you can do.

    Try to keep the maximum revs down well below red-line, minimize revving into the RPM limiter.

    Keep an eye on the cylinder and head temperatures, and you should be fine. If you cannot stand to put your hand on anything in the engine compartment, it is too hot.

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    Having just gone through this very exercise, you should really try get to a ramp and have one less thing to worry about. It is near impossible to get your idle correct on a trailer, as K said you need load on your impeller. I picked a cloudy weekday and had the ramp all to myself for a couple of hours.

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