Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: winterization

  1. #1

    winterization

    Looking for a recommendation on antifreeze to use for winterizing a 1997 GSI.

    Thanks


  2. #2
    Moderator Snoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    South Chicagoland
    Posts
    14,688
    +1
    846
    Doesnt really matter,I use the red RV antifreeze...

  3. #3
    MSRXP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Central MS
    Posts
    5,448
    +1
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by Snoman View Post
    Doesnt really matter,I use the red RV antifreeze...
    Yes. Works well.

  4. #4
    And it environmentally friendly. You don't want to use car antifreeze because it will end up either in the sewers or in the waterways.

  5. #5
    MSRXP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Central MS
    Posts
    5,448
    +1
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by upallnight View Post
    And it environmentally friendly. You don't want to use car antifreeze because it will end up either in the sewers or in the waterways.
    Interesting..... How do you figure that one out.... It's not like we just pour it in the street for the fun of it...

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    chicago
    Posts
    30
    Yea, RV antifreeze works great and i use it all the time when i get a winterization service in so i would recommend you get some.

    Good luck

  7. #7
    svtnos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Almont MI
    Posts
    316
    +1
    1
    the red rv is the eviro friendly stuff so when u drop ur ski in the lake the next year the antifreeze isnt gonna harm the water.. unlike the green automotive stuff..

  8. #8
    MSRXP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Central MS
    Posts
    5,448
    +1
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by svtnos View Post
    the red rv is the eviro friendly stuff so when u drop ur ski in the lake the next year the antifreeze isnt gonna harm the water.. unlike the green automotive stuff..
    The 4-tecs are Closed loop.... Unless you are talking about filling the IC and water system with it.... Then that definitely would be a better product to use....

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by MSRXP View Post
    The 4-tecs are Closed loop.... Unless you are talking about filling the IC and water system with it.... Then that definitely would be a better product to use....
    Not everyone has a 4-tec engine. There's a lot of us old 2 stroker around.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by MSRXP View Post
    Interesting..... How do you figure that one out.... It's not like we just pour it in the street for the fun of it...
    Well if you add the anti-freeze like you were going to flush an engine, a lot of that anti-freeze will end up in the driveway, and some owners like to detach the flush hose and rev the engine a couple of time to empty out the water box. Now when it rain or the owner decides to rinse the driveway the anti-freeze on the driveway will be washed into the sewer.

    Anti-freeze is use prevent freeze damages to the engine. Next season when you drop the ski or boat into the water and if there is still some anti-freeze in the system it's going to get blown out the first time you hit the throttle.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Winterization method
    By watermedic in forum Sea Doo How To & FAQs
    Replies: 96
    Last Post: 07-06-2011, 06:41 PM
  2. How-To: Flushing the open loop cooling for winter
    By 1FastTrespiper in forum Sea Doo How To & FAQs
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-29-2007, 01:33 PM
  3. Winterization for us "Northerners"
    By Jeff C in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 09-11-2006, 12:24 PM
  4. Winterize
    By MikeTrin in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-14-2006, 01:36 PM
  5. Winterization
    By danbal21 in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-28-2005, 10:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •