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    Winterizing question

    On my Honda F-12, you can winterize the ski by gravity feeding antifreeze into the flush nozzle in the rear, without running the engine. Can you do the same with a '97 GTX?


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    Shouldn't this be under the Honda section?

    Cause...I dunno....

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    robert, he is asking about his 97gtx and if it is the same procedure as his honda. yes you can winterize it without running the engine, but i wouldn't do it from the flush fitting. remove the inlet cooling hose from the head and pour some antifreeze in there. make sure you get some in the pipe and waterbox too.

    i prefer to do it with the engine running and a small pump, then wait until the antifreeze comes out the exhaust. this way you know antifreeze got everywhere the water goes.

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    Thanks, JayZ. I was talking about my GTX.

    If I did use the flush nozzle, do you think it would do any harm to the engine(I have the funnel and hose rig already set up for my Honda)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by megawatt View Post
    Thanks, JayZ. I was talking about my GTX.

    If I did use the flush nozzle, do you think it would do any harm to the engine(I have the funnel and hose rig already set up for my Honda)?
    Sorry about that! Didn't read all your post.

    If you put it in through your flush nozzle, and you didn't crimp the left (rear) side of hose, very little ran into the engine. It's easier to just disconnect this hose at the tee and pour in until some runs out the exhaust outlet.

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    No problem. Got any pictures of the inlet cooling hose connection at the head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by megawatt View Post
    No problem. Got any pictures of the inlet cooling hose connection at the head?
    Use the outlet, the same one the flush tee is on.

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    there is no flush tee on a 97 gtx like there is on a 96xp. you need to disconnect the cooling hose from the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayZ View Post
    there is no flush tee on a 97 gtx like there is on a 96xp. you need to disconnect the cooling hose from the head.
    This is what I did on the weekend, & I have a 94 & 96 Sp/SPI
    Do you think I have my bases covered???

    - I hooked up to the spigot, pinched off the line to the impellar, fired up the seadoo opened the tap on the pressurized container full of the pink antifreeze and waited for it to come out the exhaust, as well as dribble out the pissers, as soon as it started coming out, I shut the fuel off & began the fogging procedure until the engine stalled.
    The most time spent was making the apparatus to hook the antifreeze to the spigot.

    Let me know what you think JayZ

    Thnx Hoss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Hoss! View Post
    This is what I did on the weekend, & I have a 94 & 96 Sp/SPI
    Do you think I have my bases covered???

    - I hooked up to the spigot, pinched off the line to the impellar, fired up the seadoo opened the tap on the pressurized container full of the pink antifreeze and waited for it to come out the exhaust, as well as dribble out the pissers, as soon as it started coming out, I shut the fuel off & began the fogging procedure until the engine stalled.
    The most time spent was making the apparatus to hook the antifreeze to the spigot.

    Let me know what you think JayZ

    Thnx Hoss!
    sounds like you got it right. i just hook up my drill pump to the inlet cooling line on the head. start the ski, start the drill, once the antifreeze comes out the exhaust, you know it has gotten everywhere in the engine and you are good to go. probably less than 15 seconds to do the job.

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