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Decided to make my own flush kit instead of spending $60 on 2 kits for both sparks, grabbed 2' of 1/2" hose , 1- 3/4 hose thread to 1/2 hose Teflon fitting and 1 Female to female ball valve. Just have to slide it on the flush connection.
 

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We were told since we ride in Brackish water, we did not need a flush kit but since the recalls, we decided since they were both in the shop anyway, to get flush kits put on both!

Don;t want a letter telling us they now need them or damage done because we were told they don;t need flushing!

Seems like there are a lot of issues that are cropping up as more people put more hours on the Spark so we are being aggressive of trying to think of everything we can do in one visit to the repair shop!
 

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So has this custom system worked perfectly well. Any problems that you have encountered or things you need to look out for?
 

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So has this custom system worked perfectly well. Any problems that you have encountered or things you need to look out for?
No problems at all it's just about 10 sec more work them the $30 quick flush kit cause u have to push it on the flush connection
 

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We were told since we ride in Brackish water, we did not need a flush kit but since the recalls, we decided since they were both in the shop anyway, to get flush kits put on both!

Don;t want a letter telling us they now need them or damage done because we were told they don;t need flushing!

Seems like there are a lot of issues that are cropping up as more people put more hours on the Spark so we are being aggressive of trying to think of everything we can do in one visit to the repair shop!
Your going to have more repairs if you listen to whoever told you that flushing isnt necessary in brackish water. The Spark uses closed loop cooling for the motor but the exhaust absolutely should be flushed after riding in brackish water.

Is it ok to use full water pressure when flushing?
Yes
 

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Thank you so much for the great advice! I knew something was wrong with the dealer who originally sold us the Sparks and the fact he had no clue about the recall for the steering and said he had no parts and we could be left without skis the rest of summer, well obviously he is only interested in selling and not standing by his products!

I so appreciate you being honest and we are having flush kits put on while teh recalls are being fixed.

How often would you suggest flushing and for how long?
 

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From TK423 on this thread:

"Your going to have more repairs if you listen to whoever told you that flushing isnt necessary in brackish water. The Spark uses closed loop cooling for the motor but the exhaust absolutely should be flushed after riding in brackish water."


I agree. many here where I ride were shocked to hear I was told I did not need to flush!

Maybe I don't need to but it can not hurt and again SAFETY first, then making sure we don't do something stupid to cause more repairs to be done to our BRAND NEW SKIS!

Thank goodness for the people on here who know their stuff and care about other riders safety and good maintenance to keep the skis on the water and out of the repair shop!
 

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Hi.... Kinda did the same thing but wanted a way to hold the floppy 1/2" ID hose to slide it onto the fitting. Came up with plastic PEX tubing from the hardware. Used Teflon lube inside the PEX to make it slide easier and this allows me to push the hose onto the fitting very easily and I then slide the PEX down over the fitting to FIRMLY hold it onto the fitting. A lil Teflon lube inside the hose helps it slide onto the fitting easily. Tip: leave 2" of the hose out at the end as its not a perfectly straight shot to the fitting and that lil curve in the tube makes it easier to hit the fitting.

We intend to take our Spark to the Keys for 2 mths. this winter. Plan on snorkeling off of it.

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From TK423 on this thread:

"Your going to have more repairs if you listen to whoever told you that flushing isnt necessary in brackish water. The Spark uses closed loop cooling for the motor but the exhaust absolutely should be flushed after riding in brackish water."


I agree. many here where I ride were shocked to hear I was told I did not need to flush!

Maybe I don't need to but it can not hurt and again SAFETY first, then making sure we don't do something stupid to cause more repairs to be done to our BRAND NEW SKIS!

Thank goodness for the people on here who know their stuff and care about other riders safety and good maintenance to keep the skis on the water and out of the repair shop!
brackish water still has salt in it, not as much as salt water but salt is still very corrosive, don't forget to rinse the pump components at the back and the aluminum engine mounts under your ski also, if you are running in fresh water that is clean you really don't need to flush, but if there is debris in the water or if you run near sand bars it still is a good idea, I usually don't flush because the water I run in is pretty clean, but I still flush if I am going from one body of water to another to prevent the spread of invasive plants and organisms!
 
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