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    Salt water maintenance: before and after ride.

    Borrowing a pair of new Sea-doos from my folks next week to ride off the coast.
    I know these things have closed loop cooling, so what if anything do I need to do before and after I ride it in the salt water.
    I plan on rinsing it down with Salt Terminator before the ride, says its suppose to put a "protective film".
    Should I hose the engine down with WD-40 or something?


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    I wouldnt worry too much before
    but after you want to:
    • Run on the hose to flush the exhaust and intercooler (start ski, turn on hose, turn off hose, turn off ski - no more than 5 minutes)
    • Rinse down the inside with fresh water or a salt removal product
    • Spray down engine etc with rubber safe lubricant eg seadoo spray, lanolin based product etc

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    Ya don't use wd-40 use what mac_man_luje said and be careful with the hose thing, water will get into the engine if the hose runs while the jet ski doesn't! And don't forget the trailer if your using one, good to rinse it off too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemon4879 View Post
    Ya don't use wd-40 use what mac_man_luje said and be careful with the hose thing, water will get into the engine if the hose runs while the jet ski doesn't! And don't forget the trailer if your using one, good to rinse it off too.
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    I haven't used these skis yet, but aren't they closed loop, and do not require to be flushed?
    Or do they still use some water?
    My waverunner is open, and I know how to flush that one. Is the hose hook up in the same spot in the Sea-doo?

    The trailer is all aluminum, but I plan on hosing it down also. I've got some anti-salt stuff with a hose attachment.

    Thanks for the feed back, I'll run down to the local dealer and get some of the sea-doo spray

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    Exhaust and intercooler are open loop, engine block is closed loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_man_luke View Post
    Exhaust and intercooler are open loop, engine block is closed loop.
    cool. Though these are GTI SE 130s, so no intercooler right?
    I found the owners/users manual on sea-doo's website, and I'm going to browse through it before I pick them up.

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    yea, just exhaust then.

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