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    Lightbulb Easier method to winterizing-putting antifreeze in the engine

    I found a much better way than pouring into a funnel over your head. At China-Mart, pick up a $3 transmission change adapter. It's with the funnels and has a fitting that will thread right onto the gallon bottles of RV antifreeze (3/4 gallon per ski). It comes with a small hose and valve...just yank that off and attach your garden hose and secure with a hose clamp.

    Hook it all up, sit jug on back deck, start ski while standing on ski, hold jug above your head, it will self drain but you can help by squeezing as the jug collapses, sit jug down after you see pink coming out of the pisser, then kill engine after a few more seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea-Donkey View Post
    ... At China-Mart, pick up a $3 transmission change adapter. It's with the funnels and has a fitting that will thread right onto the gallon bottles of RV antifreeze (3/4 gallon per ski). It comes with a small hose and valve...
    Can you provide a link, UPC code or product name for that?

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    I'll look next time I'm at Wal-Mart, but it's with the engine oil and transmission changing funnels and pans. Clear hose with a black plug on one end and the yellow piece to fit a gallon jug on the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea-Donkey View Post
    I'll look next time I'm at Wal-Mart, but it's with the engine oil and transmission changing funnels and pans. Clear hose with a black plug on one end and the yellow piece to fit a gallon jug on the other.
    Sorry for the delay but here it is...transmission fluid changer, and now with an added piece that apparently also adapts to a water hose.




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    Nice thank you

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    We are lucky down here, ride all year round so don't winterize.
    I'm pretty sure Super Mac posted somewhere as long as you blow out waterbox properly (you will know, changes note) you don't need to winterize the 15.

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    I went to walmart and bought this parts for my ski! Thanks. Great Write up!

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    Great info, thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackmcd View Post
    I went to walmart and bought this parts for my ski! Thanks. Great Write up!
    Quote Originally Posted by TCNJ View Post
    Great info, thanks for sharing.
    Very welcome, glad to save others from attempting to stand on a ladder and pour antifreeze into a funnel. 1st time I said there's gotta be a better way!

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