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    Alternatives to the over priced Sea Doo oil.

    First, as a new member, let me say "hello" from Marietta, GA.
    I just changed the oil and put my sister's '06 GTI SE 4-TEC to bed for the winter.
    She bought an extended service contract when she bought it in '06 and always had the dealer do the winterizing (and de-winterizing)which cost anywhere from $225-$250.
    The contract expired so she wanted me to do it for her to save some $$.
    She bought the oil change and maintenance kit on-line for about $71 including shipping, but she wants to see if there are cheaper alternatives to the Sea Doo oil.
    I tried to search the forum but could not find anything on this.
    I am a avid motorcycle "enthusiast" and am a member of a motorcycle forum where a lot of people use Shell Rotella T6 5w-40 full synth oil.
    I recently changed to it my self in my '07 Honda VTX 1300R from Castrol Syntech.
    I can NOT find Syntech 10w-40 anywhere.
    So ANYWAY, finally to my question, is anyone out there using or have used Shell Rotella in their PWC.
    It's $20 a gallon at Wal-Mart and readily available.

    Also, one more question about winterizing.
    I did not have the right size tool with me when I changed the oil to remove the plug to flush the exhaust with RV anti-freeze.
    I have read on another forum that some folks don't do this and some do.
    The Sea Doo in located in middle Georgia and will be parked on the jet dock all winter.
    I did run the engine for about 30 seconds and reved the engine to about 4 -5000 rpm to blow out any water all that came out was steam.
    Is this sufficiant or do I need to flush it with the anti-freeze?

    Thanks for reading my long post and any input will be greatly appreciated.


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    Welcome to the forum. Essentially you can run any 10w-40 oil since you do not have a S/C to worry about

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    First off let me welcome you to Greenhulk.hope you enjoy your time here....

    .there are many many topics on this..If you want,do and advanced search on oil and you will see many many topics explaining this subject...

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    ^^ If he is NON s/c i belive he can run regular non jaso oil..

    No s/c clutch to worry about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtuned View Post
    If he is NON s/c i belive he can run regular non jaso oil..

    No s/c clutch to worry about!
    ya, i seen he wasnt Scered after i posted that..

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