How do you winterize a jet ski?

Do I need to winterize my jet ski?

Winterizing the exhaust is only necessary if you live in a cold climate and plan to store your jet ski outdoors during the off-season.

What happens if you don’t winterize your jet ski?

If You Don’t Winterize Your Boat, Here’s What Happens: Water freezes and expands and can damage anything it’s trapped inside. Water may seep into unprotected spaces to do this. Acidic and corrosive wastes, salt and corrosion buildup can damage delicate parts in engines. Fuels break down or grow dirty.

How much antifreeze Do I need to winterize my jet ski?

Do not use regular automotive antifreeze. The antifreeze will prevent any fluids from freezing in the exhaust system while the jet ski is stored. Mix one gallon (3.8 L) of RV antifreeze and one gallon (3.8 L) of water in a five gallon (18.9 L) bucket. Flush the mixture through the exhaust system.

How much does it cost to winterize a jet ski?

It is going to cost about $700 to have your jet ski winterized. The price will change depending on where you live and the services you are requesting. This is an average price you will pay, and of course, there will be other factors which could play into the price.

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Can you winterize a jet ski without starting it?

To winterize a jet ski that won’t start, first remove the spark plugs and spray fogging oil. Next use gravity to force RV antifreeze into the cooling system. After that, spray fogging oil in the carburetor and move the PTO driveshaft. After this is complete, replace the spark plugs and you have a winterized ski.

How long can a jet ski sit without being used?

Warning: You can only run your jet ski for 10 seconds maximum on land. Jet skis are designed to run in the water, not on land. The water intake cools the engine and if you leave it running for too long, you risk overheating the engine. The exception is Sea-Doo.

How do you start a jet ski after winter?

Optional Winterization

  1. Remove spark plugs and spray oil on cylinders, then replace spark plugs.
  2. Change engine oil and filter.
  3. Remove prop and grease prop shaft.
  4. Add fuel stabilizer to prevent condensation in gas tank (run engine briefly to flush stabilized gas through fuel injectors and carburetor)

Can you start a jet ski out of water?

You can start any jet skis out of the water, but just for a short time! If you attach a garden hose to their flush port to cool the engine with running water, the best practice is if you run the engine for around 2 minutes. But without supplying water, it’s safest if you run it for a maximum of 15 seconds!