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    Dewinterizing...

    Its about that time for me to start dewinterizing my watercraft. As this years winter only got down to about -50F, is there anything I should look at specificly. It was stored outside all winter. I already know about changing the oil and just looking it over generally. Should I ride the hell out of it till all the bad gas is gone completely and then fill her up?....open for comments and advice.


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    Re: Dewinterizing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska05RXT
    Should I ride the hell out of it till all the bad gas is gone completely and then fill her up?
    As long as you put stabilizer in the gas when you winterized you should be ok. JMO...

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    yep, i put stabilizer in it, as well as -60 degree coolant, so it didnt freeze up on me, any other suggestions?

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    Re: Dewinterizing...

    Quote Originally Posted by ramnj
    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska05RXT
    Should I ride the hell out of it till all the bad gas is gone completely and then fill her up?
    As long as you put stabilizer in the gas when you winterized you should be ok. JMO...
    My advice would be to fill it up and take it easy until that tank is burned, just to be on the safe side. Gas stabilizer is good but why take a chance?

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    i agree with GTXX... top it off with good fuel, take it easy and burn up the whole tank.... second tank around beat the living crap out of it

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    If you fogged your motor, have another set of spark plugs handy, or at a minimum, the right sized rachet/socket to take them out to clean the plugs if need be. I found in the past that the plugs sometime gum up and it may run a little rough. Plus if you intended on replacing the plugs, do so after you have gone through a tank of gas. More for the fogging lubricant than the fuel stabilizer.

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    yeah..i fogged my motor too, thx for the info, i was going to change my spark plugs right before i put it in the water...I'll wait till I go through the first tank to change them, makes sense

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    you dont have to wait for a full takn of gas the first time you stick the thing on the hose for 2-3 minutes all of the fogging oil has burned out...after that throw the new plugs in and head out to the lake!

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    true..well I have run the ski for awhile on the hose...that makes sense too...

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    Dont run it too long there Alaska you could smoke your carbon seal...just about 2-3 minutes at a time...

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