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Old 01-21-2013, 07:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default FX HO ok to start w/o water?

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I am picking up a ski (06 FX HO) tonight that has already been winterized, but i want to make sure it runs before final sale. WIll it be ok to start it up briefly with out hooking up water to it? I really do not want to use water because it is suppose to get into the teens tonight and i will be driving about 2 hrs to get it home. If i do hook water up i assume i will have to winterize it before i drive it home. Any thoughts?

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Old 01-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes you can run it for 15 seconds or less, then must cool for several hours. Regardless of whether you hook up water or not you will have to refog engine. If you do hook up water, remember start ski then turn on water -- turn off water, blip the throttle couple quick times and shut off ski. If you purchase the ski and after your long ride wait about another hour (total 3 hours or so) start ski with nose as high as you can get it and blip throttle, again not running it for more than 10-15 seconds. Then in a day or 2 refog the engine.

Just look threw the last couple thread pages in this section for winterizing process. There's lots of them

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Thanks! I was told by another mechanic that if i try starting the ski i could potentially risk ruining or scarring the seals and the impellor? Then again everything i read it says to : start the ski and then turn the water on? If thats the case your will still scar the seals and impellor right?

I just want to make sure i dont mess anything up!

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Old 01-21-2013, 01:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Correct start ski then turn on water or you take the chance of ski not starting quick enough and flooding engine with water. I have been doing my skies this way for 2 years with no problems. I also read on 5 different jetski forums and everyone say this is the way they do it, never heard of scaring impeller unless they have sucked up sand and rocks.
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