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This is my first jet ski so I am a complete noob on these things. I plan on taking it out for the first time tomorrow. In the manual it says to launch watercraft and for the first 5 min of break-in to operate engine at idle speed. I would like to check the oil before i take it out to make sure the techs got enough in there. Would it be ok to do the 5 min idle break in on the hose so I can check the oil. I will do the 30 min of below 5000 rpm's and 1 hr of below 6500 rpm's on the lake.
I also noticed when i took the seat off today, there is a black hose that hooks up underneath the seat in the rear that says 'vent' on it, however the other end is not hook to anything. What does this end go to?
I'm probably going to pay to have it winterized this year because i dont know that much about it yet but would like to do it myself in the future. I read bulldogs101 tips for winterizing (lots of good info), where do you guys buy the yamaha engine fogging oil, the silicone lubricant to spray on the engine, oil and filter? is dealer the only choice? 1 last question..where do I get the pump to pump the oil out of the engine?
Sorry for all the questions and thanks for your help.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I couldn't find the oil filter on amazon, but i did find it here K&N KN-204 - K&N Powersports Oil Filters - Overview - SummitRacing.com or is it this one
K&N KN-303 - K&N Powersports Oil Filters - Overview - SummitRacing.com
wish the manual would say which one.

Thanks for website link, i can get the engine fogger, rust inhibitor and cable lube on there. Now that i think about it, the winterization seems pretty easy. Its changing the oil and filter next spring thats going to take some work.
 

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God I am soo $*@($*@ mad. The idiot at the dealer that put together my trailer not only forgot to tighten ALL the lugnuts (which we didn't see until after we drove it to lake and back) and now the lugnut holes on the rims are egged out so the rims are junk now but he also didn't put the trailer together right. It must be missing a bump wheel or something because now there is a nice 1 in by 3 in gash in the bottom of my NEW jetski!! And the trailer is dented where the ski bottomed out on it. They are going to get a bitch fest come monday. Depending on what they do is whether i take them to court or not. Touching up the paint on the bottom of my ski is not going to take care of the gash in my fiberglass.
But before all this happened, we had an absolute blast on this. With 2 of us on the ski in real choppy water we got it up to 55 mph
 

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Sorry took soo long to update how things went. Dealership agreed to pay for repairing the bottom of my ski, I just have to take it in at the end of the season. It took a little arguing but they finally gave me some new rims for my trailer too.
Couple pics of the bottom of my ski:



This is where my ski hit the trailer:

I cant seem to understand why in the hell shorelander has that tube going soo far back. It could have ended where the other bars 'Y' off and probably of been fine.

Now that I have hit the 10hr mark i need to change the oil. I noticed that when the ski is cold the oil level is in the middle of the high and low marks on the dipstick. But when I pulled it out of the lake this afternoon and checked, it was way high. Obviously the nimrod at the dealership only checked the oil level cold when he was filling it. I was going to measure how much i sucked out and put that much back in when i changed it but now that wont work. Should i suck all i can out and just add a little over 2 qts (manual says 2.33q w/ filter change)? One last thing, anyone know what oil filter this takes? Preferably what K&N filter. I can't find the info anywhere
 

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Yes you should siphon out what oil is left. I use a vacum hand pump from West Marine called the "Topsider" works great with a controlled draw. just wiggle the siphon tube while it is drawing.

When you refill add the two quarts and check the fill level. Then top off and see if it took it all or not. That way you will know what came out.

As far as a filter ask Ernest T on this forum he knows Yamaha real well

Good Luck
Thanks for the advice on the Topsider, it got good reviews so I will probably end up getting that one, I just wish there was a way to measure the oil inside the container. I guess I will use the empty containers from my car oil. There was one i seen a week or so ago, cant remember if it was this website or another, but the container was a ball shape and had marks to show the amount of fluid, its driving me crazy because i cant find it again.
Now just need to know my filter and if this wrench will fit then i will be ordering :thumbsup:
 
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