Thread: Help needed with my new SeaDoo
02-10-2014, 09:55 AM #1
Help needed with my new SeaDoo
I recently bought a 2011 RXT-X 260 RS and I'm completely new to the PWC world. I will appreciate any help on the cleaning topic. I know how to make a flush, but have serious doubts on how to clean my engine and the inside part of the hull. Should I spray water over the engine or just around it? I bought Salt-Away, Film Fluid and Fogging oil as a recommendation, but have some doubts of where to use each one. Should I spray film fluid over everything including hoses, battery and everything inside? What about the fogging oil? Any help will be greatly appreciated because I want to take the best care possible of my SeaDoo.
02-10-2014, 10:08 AM #2
I don't know about others but here is what I do 2x3 times a season..
prior to leaving for the boat ramp..
pour about a cup of dish detergent or laundry detergent in the hull..
fill the hull up with water to approx. the bottom of the charger..
drive the ski on the trailer full of water to about a mile before the ramp ( for me its approx. 15 mile trip)
remove the drain plugs and let all the water out.. ( if you have a bilge pump turn it on as well)..
after all the water is out.. put plugs back in, drop ski in water..
02-10-2014, 10:14 AM #3
Thanks a lot for your info. So I should spray all, including the engine? This wont be dangerous? I should spay the XPS (fluid film in my case) over everything including engine, hoses, EVERYTHING?
02-10-2014, 10:27 AM #4
Thanks, I heard some great post about Fluid Film, but Going to give XPS a try. My mane concern was about spraying water over the engine, since some say it's not recommend while other say it is.
02-10-2014, 10:43 AM #5
02-10-2014, 11:00 AM #6
The clear hose is a over flow hose and is not suppose to be connected.
On a topic of reliability has your inner cooler been changed out?
Stock i/c are a known weak link and when they crap out they can ruin alot of major components including your motor...
Welcome aboard the Hulk!!!!
02-10-2014, 12:32 PM #7
Thanks wotxxxsd. Yes, my intercooler was change by the previous owner because water it was faulty and water got all the way to the pistons and they even change the engine block. It's working pretty well now, hope it continue that way. Can I ask you something else? I'm really new to all PWC things and I also saw that there are two big hose all the way in the front of my seadoo and I don't know if they should be attach to something. If you could help me I will really appreciated. Thanks.
Also All the way to the back near the reverse engine there are some hose connected, but is still a plug with nothing in it. Is there supposed to be something there?
02-10-2014, 12:33 PM #8
02-10-2014, 12:42 PM #9
Cant help you on the bottom pic as I know less about Seadoo than you doo...lol
The black hoses are vent hoses to allow air in to the hull and not allow water into the hull in case you roll the ski upside down....these hoses are common on all skis....
02-10-2014, 02:22 PM #10
Thanks to all. I haven't try the seadoo in the water yet. Hope to do it soon. I just want to make sure everything is working properly before I do. I notice that there is some sand in the bottom of the hull, don't know if this is normal or if there was some kind of problem with the previous owner that leas to that. Is not much , but still there is a little bit of it. What do you guys think?
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