Thread: too cold for hondas
04-18-2008, 03:36 AM #1
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
too cold for hondas
Hi there i have a question for you techies out there,I have been told that honda r12x skis are not designed to run in cold weather here in Scotland and it causes the skis to overfuel and dump petrol into the crankcases also that they dont like salt water which causes major problems with the turbos. What are your thoughts on this and do you see a problem for me.
Many thanks again Stevie.
04-18-2008, 06:00 AM #2
The Hondas do run cold, but the fuel dilution issue is due to the oil bubbler type emissions system on the crankcase vent.
The corrosion issue is the exterior to the turbo, which is easily solved by a coat of CRC after riding in salt.
The Hondas do need to be flushed after riding in salt.....
just like all PWC.
04-18-2008, 12:52 PM #3
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
My Brother Rides His Hondas In Salt Water Sometimes, And I Have Found That The Best Thing To Do When You Ride In Salt Is Plan To Ride In Some Fresh Water On The Way Home. Even If It Is Just For 10 Minitus I Think All Moving Parts Get Rinsed Better This Way, And More Water Run Through The Cooling System The Better.
This Is Of Corse In Addition To A Through Washing Inside And Out When Home.
Dont Know About The Cold, But Have Rode In The Coldest Weater Fl Has To Offer.
04-19-2008, 02:42 AM #4
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
04-20-2008, 07:27 PM #5
I had mine out in cold weather over the winter. You just have to winterize it after you use it with some R/V antifreeze to keep block and intercooler from freezing.
04-29-2008, 11:54 AM #6
On PWCTV they were running a few Honda's during their wintershow in Alaska. Riding around chunks of ICE in the water. I think it would be fine. Move to California.
04-29-2008, 03:30 PM #7
04-29-2008, 04:57 PM #8
All year Honda's vent from the oil tank to the valve cover. This is for emission's reasons and could also contribute to the diluting of the oil.
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By h2jim in forum Conversion PWC Performance SkisReplies: 8Last Post: 11-07-2012, 11:29 AM
By masterg2 in forum Jersey RidersReplies: 51Last Post: 10-31-2008, 10:06 PM
By born riding in forum Kawasaki PWC Performance (4-stroke)Replies: 4Last Post: 07-18-2008, 11:04 PM
By fireman in forum 4-Tec PerformanceReplies: 17Last Post: 04-18-2008, 10:10 PM
By txgp1300r in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)Replies: 23Last Post: 01-01-2008, 09:56 PM