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    Question about Winterizing???

    Hi, I just picked up my first seadoo and I stumbled across this forum. Lots of great info on here. I got a 2007 RXT supercharged IC and I just have a question about how everybody is winterizing there ski's in requards to anti-freeze. The manual sais to disconnect the intercooler hoses, drain, and then add 6oz's of antifreeze to it and then 10 oz's of antifreeze to the exhaust manifold. I was wondering if you thought it would just be easier to run your engine and pump a gallon or two of marine antifreeze into the flush pipe? Would that take care of it just as good or not? Any replies would be greatly appreciated.


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    go to this link and print it...

    http://www.sea-doo.net/pdf/2006-Stor...cedure4TEC.pdf

    its really not that hard...just get all you need first, (oil change kit, antifreze, rv antifreeze, and fogging oil spray) you will also need a good oil suck out pump but they are pretty cheap. follow the direction and you're good to go. learn now and take good care of it and it'll last a long time. search this forum about supercharger washer failure...its a big deal on these machines up till 2008...welcome to the forum.

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    Last year was my first year winterizing my skis for myself and I had read I think on this forum somewhere about getting a bilge pump and putting the RV antifreeze in a bucket and putting the bilge pump in the bucket with part of a garden hose like zip tied to the bilge and you have the other end that you put your flush end on that hooks the hose to the ski and when you start your ski then use the bilge and it pushes the antifreeze through the intercooler etc. just like when you have the hose hooked up. hope that helps

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    I wasn't able to get my ski to the dealer before the first freezing temps. I ran a gallon of RV antifreeze through the flush port. Hope this is sufficient! (My neighbor says that's all he does with his 06 RXT- run it through until you see it come out and you're done he said).

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    100 % prestone ONLY.....
    DO NOT USE R/V AF.
    follow seadoo winterizing procedure ONLY.
    r/v a/f is 5 bucks.
    prestone is 12 bucks.
    do yourself a favor, by prestone.
    7 extra dollars to know its not gonna freeze.
    NO LAYING IN BED THINKING ,IS THAT R/V A/F GONNA WORK ????????
    I see a lot of guys say they use r/v a/f with no problem YET.


    http://www.sea-doo.net/pdf/2006-Stor...cedure4TEC.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by rxp s/c View Post
    100 % prestone ONLY.....
    DO NOT USE R/V AF.
    follow seadoo winterizing procedure ONLY.
    r/v a/f is 5 bucks.
    prestone is 12 bucks.
    do yourself a favor, by prestone.
    7 extra dollars to know its not gonna freeze.
    NO LAYING IN BED THINKING ,IS THAT R/V A/F GONNA WORK ????????
    I see a lot of guys say they use r/v a/f with no problem YET.


    http://www.sea-doo.net/pdf/2006-Stor...cedure4TEC.pdf
    Whats wrong with rv/af? Most is rated for 50 bellow.. Can u give any supporting facts to why it shouldnt be used? Ive winterized over 200 skis in the last 13 years and ive never once had a problem with so much as a split hose let alone block or ic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emig5m View Post
    I wasn't able to get my ski to the dealer before the first freezing temps. I ran a gallon of RV antifreeze through the flush port. Hope this is sufficient! (My neighbor says that's all he does with his 06 RXT- run it through until you see it come out and you're done he said).
    It says right in that direction sheet from Sea Doo that "Recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze can be used."

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    maybe he's getting it mixed up with the engine antifreeze?

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    There are millions of RV owners out there that sleep fine at night knowing their RV antifreeze will work like it should. RV antifreeze is fine for our 4-tec engines, it's cheaper than engine a/f, and it is not poisonous. It is all I have used for years for boats and PWC.

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    sorry ,guessin i was wrong about not using rv anti freeze.
    but im still gonna use prestone. for 7 bucks more.

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