Should I winterize my jet ski?

Is winterizing a jet ski necessary?

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.

When should I winterize my jet ski?

The last day you ride your jet ski is the day you should winterize it. Plan to take it out for some fun, but have your cleaning materials ready. Pull the jet ski out of the water and onto a ramp, dragging it out with a trailer. Keep the stern high to best drain the water.

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.

Should I put fuel stabilizer in my jet ski?

If you are storing your watercraft for an extended period of time, adding fuel stabilizer will keep the ethanol in your tank from separating and going bad. Ethanol absorbs humidity from the air, which can lead to corrosion and breakdowns.

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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 many gallons of antifreeze does it take to winterize a jet ski?

The antifreeze will keep any fluids in the exhaust system from freezing while your jet ski is being stored for the winter. Mix 1 gal. (3.8 L) of RV antifreeze with 1 gal. (3.8 L) water in a 5 gal.

How do you start a jet ski after winter?

Conclusion

  1. Remove the cover and the seat.
  2. Charge and install the battery.
  3. Check the engine and the liquids (oil, coolant, etc.)
  4. Flush the cooling/exhaust systems with fresh water.
  5. Inspect the features and parts.
  6. Lubricate the metallic and moving parts.
  7. Clean the jet ski if needed.
  8. Check the trailer carefully.

What is fogging a jet ski?

Fogging the engine refers to spraying fogging oil directly into the cyclinders by removing the spark plugs and spraying the fogging oil through the spark plug holes.

How do you winterize a jet ski that won’t start?

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.

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