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    Correct flushing procedure

    Can you define the correct way to flush?

    Now I've heard numerous ways of doing this. Do you start engine first then turn water on, shut water off then shut down engine?

    This info would be great. Thanks


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    Thats the way to do it!

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    How to flush

    turn on motor

    then turn on water

    run 2 to 4 min

    shut off water

    then shut off motor

    The idea is not to send water into the motor under pressure when
    it has no way of getting rid of it.......

    I also use a little bit of Joy/Dawn dishwasher detergent when I run
    in salt water. People use SaltAway, but pricey and the dish stuff works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petron View Post
    start engine first then turn water on, shut water off then shut down engine
    ^this is correct. turning the water on first or last will flood your pipe and engine

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    I added a small ball valve between the hose connection and the t, that way I keep the valve closed, turn on the water, start the engine, adjust the valve so water flow is about what it is at idle in the water. That way I can run the ski and get up to running temp, then shut the valve off, clean out the exhaust and then shut the ski off. No running back and forth, plus it is a nice safety in case the flushing cap comes loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomgtv View Post
    turn on motor

    then turn on water

    run 2 to 4 min

    shut off water

    then shut off motor

    The idea is not to send water into the motor under pressure when
    it has no way of getting rid of it.......

    I also use a little bit of Joy/Dawn dishwasher detergent when I run
    in salt water. People use SaltAway, but pricey and the dish stuff works great.
    probably a stupid question but how do you get the soap in the motor when flushing?

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    Or better still, download and read the owners manual.

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    it's easy

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustangous View Post
    probably a stupid question but how do you get the soap in the motor when flushing?

    Before you connect your flushing attachment add a few drops of Joy.
    I also use one of those brass cutoff valves at end of garden hose. On
    the SeaDoo I put the adapter, then connect hose. Start motor, then
    turn on cutoff valve. It's nice to see the bubbles coming out, I know
    it's cleaning out the salt and any oils from cooling passages.

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    Aren't you supposed to pinch off the exit hose (aft of flush connecter) to make sure you have water flow thru the block?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Rat View Post
    Aren't you supposed to pinch off the exit hose (aft of flush connecter) to make sure you have water flow thru the block?
    I feel the head by the plugs to see how the temps are. With no water the head gets hot quick.

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