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    To fog or not to fog?

    While I was at the dealership picking up some antifreeze (pink not green), I was told that my Kawasaki 300 Ultra didn't have to have the cylinders fogged as part of the winterization process. The guy behind the counter said that because we live in Georgia where the winters are relatively short that it was unnecessary to use fogging oil.
    Does anyone else live in the south and if so do you use fogging oil as part of your winterization process and why?


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    Regardless of where you live if your ski isn't going to be used for a period of time fogging is a must.

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    Fogging should be done in any situation where the ski will not be used for several weeks. Searching the forums will yeild many reasons for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2jim View Post
    Regardless of where you live if your ski isn't going to be used for a period of time fogging is a must.
    Jinx

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    Why not fog you should ask your dealer...a nice coat going over cyl. walls ,valves,pistons etc over a period of non use time will help prevent build up of any corrosion and prolong healthy engine internals season after season...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjdoyle999 View Post
    While at dealership, I was told that my Kawasaki 300 Ultra didn't have to be fogged as part of the winterization process.
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    Hmmmmm, trying to instill future business for their Service Department?

    Quote Originally Posted by tjdoyle999 View Post
    The guy behind the counter said that because we live in Georgia where the winters are relatively short that it was unnecessary to use fogging oil.
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    And that's why he works "behind" the counter

    It's a good step to incorporate in your off-season storage procedure - especially after such a substantial investment.

    Good Luck !!!

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    Thanks guys! I'm definitely going to fog the engine as part of my winterization process.

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    The only thing to fog for storage is the sc i would not fog the cylinders or very very lightly. I have seen to man people over fog and wind up with stuck or sticky rings.

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    4-5 seconds per cyl. is all you need but most important after spraying disconnect the ignition coils and bump the starter WOT 2-3 seconds once or twice to spread the oil on cyl walls etc that it .

    Some people have had no issues not fogging but people with all type of engines can go 6-7 months without usage there's also a possibility the cyl walls can become dry and first start can cause cyl. scrapping..

    All my skis, leafblowers ,lawn mowers etc get fogged and ran flawlessly after months of storage...

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    Just fog after every ride, as the manual says. It's going to cost you a few cents and take less than 10 seconds. I don't get why it's even talked about. With 190+ hours on my 300x and fogged after every ride, if nothing else, it's cheap insurance.

    Take the time and maintain it as best you can. You want to be as problem free as you can when you are on the water.

    Cheers, Mal.

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