11-01-2007, 05:33 PM #1
Winterizing antifreeze flow. Is this right?
I winterized my ski today. drained the IC, and put antifreeze in it. ok, it came out the bottom. Thats good. Then I pulled the jumper hose off the exhaust and poured antifreeze into the exhaust manifold. I hear dripping, and the antifreeze is coming out the ride plate.
Is this correct? I'm not totally sure how all the water lines work, but I was confused that pulling the water line off the exhaust manifold the antifreeze still got out the ride plate. Just want to make sure that I did it right.
11-01-2007, 06:03 PM #2
if by jumper hose you mean the hose on intercooler going to the exhaust manifold..... you did right
11-01-2007, 09:39 PM #3
11-01-2007, 10:06 PM #4
11-02-2007, 12:13 AM #5
11-02-2007, 01:46 AM #6
It doesn't say anywhere in there to remove a hose from the J pipe and pour antifreeze in it back towards the manifold. Antifreeze for the exhaust goes in the hose from the intercooler attached to exhaust manifold and it works it's way down.
I have never put antifreeze in right there, so I'm not sure.
It either came out the top of the Jpipe and drained to where you flush it. (where the garden hose goes) OR it drained back thru the intercooler and out the inside of the pump
Yes it will come out on the rideplate from somewhere
Last edited by cosmic; 11-02-2007 at 01:50 AM.
11-02-2007, 10:10 AM #7
I just want to make sure that I've done it correctly. I've done boat winterizing for 15 years, and when you do the exhaust, it just fills the manifold and thats it. So the RxT is a new setup to me. Thats why I'm asking. wanting to make sure that their is antifreeze IN the exhaust manifold, and that it didn't all run out.
Thanks for your input !!!
11-02-2007, 03:05 PM #8
No problem ....... I'm new at winterizing 4-tecs......I keep mine in a heated garage so I never deal with the antifreeze.......word got out around town and everyone wanted me to winterize their 4- tecs this year instead of paying the stealerships rape charge. I think everyone heard my shorty waterbox on the lake and they thought Damn he's a badass.....I'm gonna have him work on my ski's...JK.......I dunno what happened but last year I winterized (6)2 strokes and this year (34) 4-tecs and ( 2 strokes... So I just went by this Bulletin since it was most recent.........
Last edited by cosmic; 11-02-2007 at 03:14 PM.
11-02-2007, 10:51 PM #9
When you did the people 4 techs, you just dumped the 10 oz's of antifreeze into the upper IC hose into the exhaust manifold, and
called it good?
After you did that, did you see antifreeze coming out the exhaust onto the ride.
11-06-2007, 05:06 PM #10
Just got the answer to my question from a Tech that I trust. The I/C only keeps a small amount if any antifreeze in it. All you are doing is flushing it with antifreeze to mix any remaining water with that antifreeze.
The same applies with the exhaust manifold. I'm used to doing boats where you fill the exhaust. The Sea Doo's exhaust is done just like the I/C. Pull the hose, and drain any water. Then put antifreeze in. when you see it coming out the back on top of the rideplate, you are done. Again, you are using the antifreeze as a flush to collect/mix with any remaining water.
So its actually as simple as the book makes it sound. After doing boats for 15 years, I was trying to make it harder than it is.
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