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    Kawasaki 300x cooling system wash ports

    Hi I have just received my brand new Kwaka Ultra 300x ski, The two wash ports (engine cooling and intercooler) are open with no caps so basically it's a case of screwing in a fitting and flushing the ski, my question is do they have a cap to close them off when you are in the water or do they just remain open when the ski is in normal use?

    I assume it does not matter?

    Thanks a very happy owner


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    They stay open and dump water when You're underway.

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    It's a good idea to have a read of the user manual. There is some good information in there and worth a detailed read.

    Enjoy the ski, you're going to love it.

    Mal

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerome300x View Post
    assume it does not matter?
    As you figured out, it does MATTER.

    Make sure you RUN the engine when fluhing the engine to AVOID filling the engine with water.

    And you do NOT run the engine when flushing the intercooler to AVOID overheating the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meangreenman View Post
    Make sure you RUN the engine when flushing the engine to AVOID filling the engine with water.

    And you do NOT run the engine when flushing the intercooler to AVOID overheating the engine.
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    Egggzakeleee - that is, unless your favorite "Watering Hole" that you are planning to "tear-up" is a Fresh Water watering hole, in which case, you should NOT have to do EITHER !!!

    Congrats on your new ski. As Mal once stated to me - "It's Quite the Machine" !!!

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    Thanks guys, it's clear to me now they can be left open, the manual does not state this...

    I have clocked up 2 hours on the machine with the SLO key, only 3 left to go b4 we get into it and break out the orange key

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerome300x View Post
    Thanks guys, it's clear to me now they can be left open, the manual does not state this...

    I have clocked up 2 hours on the machine with the SLO key, only 3 left to go b4 we get into it and break out the orange key
    Many here would disagree with utilizing the SLO key for break-in purposes. You may want to do a bit of research on that subject...

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    Kawasaki 300x cooling system wash ports

    Quote Originally Posted by jerome300x View Post
    Thanks guys, it's clear to me now they can be left open, the manual does not state this...

    I have clocked up 2 hours on the machine with the SLO key, only 3 left to go b4 we get into it and break out the orange key
    You mean they must be left open not they can right ?

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    I use the slo key when I break in

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasportsmn View Post
    I use the slo key when I break in
    Yeah, there will always be varied opinions on "proper" break-in procedures...

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