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    Newbie RXP owner questions

    Hello guys.

    I just bought a brand new RXP 2005 and I have a few questions for you.

    I have around 2 hours on it now, and i am still in break-inn)

    First, what exactly do I have to do before and after every ride? My seadoo dealer told me the only thing to check is the oil... I do not run in salt water.

    Second, is there anything that i need to check or watch in the next hours of operation. Do you know of any weakness on that model that i should be awared of?

    Third, should i be afraid to stop for a couple of hours on a lake? would the water flood the engine? I heard you have to clamp a hose to get it towed, is it the same thing on a stop?

    Anything else I should know?

    Thanks in advance!


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    No need to check the oil until the 10 hour maintenance. After the 10 hour service, check the oil to make sure the dealer did not overfill - they often do. Then don't worry about oil again until around 75 hours.

    No you won't flood the engine by sitting in the water. Although there is some debate, most do not believe you need to clamp hoses when towing. Besides, you should not have to tow your RXP for a LONG time.

    Take it easy during break in, but do not baby the ski. Do some short WOT runs, but vary the throttle throughout the break in.

    Other than that, nothing for you to check except gas levels.

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    When I purchased my 05 RXP, the dealer was very emphatic concerning towing, they said to be sure to clasp the exhaust hose before towing or the unit may sink...are they full of exhaust? Many boats on the Tennessee River tow their PWC behind their boats...

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    This is the reason i asked.

    We also have a pootoon and 2 RXPs and we plan to tow them behind the pootoon.. i am concern if i should buy the hose clamping thing or not.

    i checked oil after 2 hours, and it is overfilled.. not by much tho.. what should i do?

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    Well, you need to make sure you are checking the oil level properly. You need to run it a while to get it warmed up, then stop, let it sit for 30 seconds and then check it while in the water (i.e. perfectly level). It should be between the two bends in the dipstick. If it's above the top bend, you need to siphon some out. After the 10 hour service, you want it half way between the bends MAX or you will lose RPM's

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    Please do yourself and your ski a favor. If you tow it CLAMP IT!!

    Its the black hose with green stripe coming out of the pump.

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    Better safe than sorry...thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk
    Please do yourself and your ski a favor. If you tow it CLAMP IT!!

    Its the black hose with green stripe coming out of the pump.
    Sorry man, im so new, i dont even know what the pump is...
    But dont worry, ill try to find, i know it is detailed in the manual if i remind correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franko
    Well, you need to make sure you are checking the oil level properly.
    I'm checking oil level right after the ride on my trailer on a flat surface... it take maybe 5mins to get it on the trailer so, maybe it is fooling my reading??? ... as i said its a little bit over the top mark... what can i say.. maybe i should wait more before starting to talk about the mighty siphon ??

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    As long as the engine is hot you can properly check the oil level.

    Run it at idle for 30 seconds. Turn it off and let sit for 30 seconds. Check your oil. If it is over the top bend the oil level is way too high. Ideally you should be between the two bends on the stick.

    Too high of an oil level will rob your engine of RPM's and can also be damaging to your engine.

    You will soon learn that most dealers can't even change the oil and get the oil level correct. You will learn to do alot of your own maintenance from what you read on this message board.

    Welcome to the forum!

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