Thread: Newbie owner and first mistake
01-06-2013, 02:37 PM #1
Newbie owner and first mistake
Brand new here and just got my first Seadoo - a 2008 RXT X with 38 hours on the clock. Ive just made my first cock up in that whilst flushing her out after use i turned off the engine with the hose still connected and on!
It took about 7 seconds before I realised my stupid mistake. I started the engine back up (started fine) then turned off the hose and then stopped the engine!
Question is do you think I caused any damage? I could kick myself really! I got everything sorted in my head before doing this and yet I still messed up, I think its just confusing as I have a boat where the flushing procedure is the opposite!
01-06-2013, 02:41 PM #2
Re: Newbie owner and first mistake
01-06-2013, 02:45 PM #3
01-06-2013, 07:20 PM #4
No way in order for it to cause damage it would have to be on long enough for the water box to fill with water and then fill back into the exhaust to the motor. It take longer than you would think, but always Motor on, water on, water off, motor off.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by Water4fire; 01-06-2013 at 10:02 PM.
01-06-2013, 08:06 PM #5
- Join Date
- May 2012
- Upstate NY
I'm sure he means Motor on, water on, water off, Motor off
Last edited by jk111; 01-07-2013 at 01:25 PM.
01-06-2013, 10:04 PM #6
01-07-2013, 03:08 AM #7
Thats great news - thanks guys.
Out of interest does the water box run dry when the engine is operating then? Forgive my newbie poor knowledge as Im not too sure what a waterbox does?
01-07-2013, 06:40 AM #8
The waterbox has baffles and will always have water in it.
01-07-2013, 07:48 PM #9
Buy the way congrats on the new ski, and welcome. No dumb questions I think we all have been there before
01-08-2013, 10:10 AM #10
Thanks for the warm welcome. Just wish our weather was as warm
Loving the ski although just been using the learner key at present which seems to provide all the power I need when using her in the North Cornish Atlantic surf. I assume there is no downside to using the learner key for extended durations?
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