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Anyone else have to add coolant to their 2014 after taking it out of storage. I checked mine yesterday and it was half a quart low. I asked the dealer and he said he wouldn't be too concerned and said he adds coolant to both his machines every spring.

Im going to have to check after my next ride. I filled it to the max line from not seeing it in the resivoir. After the ride it was in the middle between the two lines. It's possible that after riding it was so low an air bubble burped out. If it is down again after my next ride it's going in.


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Your dealer should never work on any machine ever again. Coolant doesnt evaporate in a closed system. . It leaks somewhere. Maybe inside the hull,maybe inside the engine but it not a consumable like fuel or oil. Pressure test and find the leak or ignore and pay the price.
 

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I've been a mechanic for 14 years and most vehicles I work on get their coolant topped up at oil changes and is considered normal. There was always an acceptable amount of loss. Which could be from minor seal seepage of even evaporation from a hot spot of a cylinder. I was just curious to compare with other sparks, it seems that other people are experiencing similar amount of loss over a year.


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Ive been a ASE master tech for 25 years and a fleet tech . When one of our vehicles comes in with low coolant policy is we fix it and dont top off and kick it back out . Of course I work of $20,000 engines so we have to be sticklers. It could be something and it could be nothing but a vaccum and pressure test that holds indefinatley is always a the goal.
Its possible you burped some out from a localized overheat event like getting a weed stuck in the intake and then blew it out when you went back up to full power.
 

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Our manufacturer even have specs for allowable oil, coolant, and trans fluid usages. Some of which specs would blow you mind. I would mention the brand but I don't want to start a brand war. Oil consumption is allowed 1 quart for every 1000 miles. Coolant consumption is allowed 1 quart between oil changes. Tranny Fluid 5 quarts every 60,000 miles.
 

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Back to this thread . I just pulled the top off mine for the first time to install a bilge pump. I noticed it was low on coolant . Looks like the oil cooler orings have a cold leak. Once warmed up it stops. Its about a 4 dollar part. Ill check the other spark when im done with this one.
 

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Back to this thread . I just pulled the top off mine for the first time to install a bilge pump. I noticed it was low on coolant . Looks like the oil cooler orings have a cold leak. Once warmed up it stops. Its about a 4 dollar part. Ill check the other spark when im done with this one.
wow interesting what year is that sea doo spark,
 

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Back to this thread . I just pulled the top off mine for the first time to install a bilge pump. I noticed it was low on coolant . Looks like the oil cooler orings have a cold leak. Once warmed up it stops. Its about a 4 dollar part. Ill check the other spark when im done with this one.
wow interesting what year is that sea doo spark?
 

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wow interesting what year is that sea doo spark?
Its a first year . Most of the cooling system hose clamps were loose as well but not leaking. I also noticed a teaspoon of fuel on top of the fuel tank cover where the fuel line quick connect is . Im sure when they designed these things they didnt spec cold weather orings but they use these engines in snowmobiles as well so one would think it would be a design concern.
 
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