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First you remove the drain plugs.
Then you connect the hose, start the engine before turning on the water. Run it at idle for 90 seconds, turn off the water and run the engine at/below(?) 5000rpm. Stop the engine when your done. Spray the engine with fresh water and let the water drain.

Is this the right way? Am i doing anythimg wrong or missing something?


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I'd wash the engine bay first, then (to help dry it) do the exhaust flush (I go 60ish secs) followed shut off the water and ONLY 5-10 secs of idle to 5K~ back to idle and shut it off. Be sure to always start the water flow AFTER the engine starts and reverse that - WATER off before shutting the engine down. I then open the gas cap to vent any fumes/pressure and dry under/around the seat. Check the fluids while I'm there.

I like to rinse/wash the unit and trailer after the above and use my "absorber" to dry it all, then dust the Jeep and put it all into the garage leaving the access door and bilge plug open to facilitate drying. I connect a battery tender also.

With salt water a LONG/HARD rinse and washing it all (trailer, tow vehicle) often would be my preference. Salt air and water is so very corrosive (I lived in Maine 11~ years) and the more you can wash it all the better. Have you fluid filmed your engine bay? A coat of wax for the trailer and even the Spark body and hull?

Then it's all ready to go at just a moments notice for the next ride!
 

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I just got my spark 2 days ago so i havent fluid film the engine bay and waxed the body/hull. All i did was to spray the engine and flush for about 20 seconds and spray the engine.

One question: If you ride in saltwater but you dont flush it. Whats the worst that can happen if you are letting it sit for like 2-3 days on the trailer with no cleaning at all?

Thanks for the answers and thanks for the link Orca:)


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Owners Manual says NEVER Flush a Hot engine?
NOTICE Never flush a hot engine.
Always start the engine before
opening the water tap. Open water
tap immediately after engine is
started to prevent overheating.
Run the engine 90 seconds at idle
speed.
NOTICE Never run engine without
supplying water to the exhaust systemwhenwatercraft
is out ofwater.
Ensure water flows out of jet pump
while flushing. Otherwise, refer to an
authorized Sea-Doo dealer for servicing.
Close the water tap, run the engine at
5000 RPM for 5 seconds and stop the
engine.
NOTICE Always close the water
tap before stopping the engine. If
not,water will get inside the engine.
 

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Ok, so the engine will not overheat if you flush the exhaust with water? Just have 3 hrs on it and dont wanna ruin rest of the summer



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Ok, so the engine will not overheat if you flush the exhaust with water? Just have 3 hrs on it and dont wanna ruin rest of the summer



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nope, just flush it at idle, no more than 90 secs, I find 30-60 is fine and then a quick burst to 5K rpm (less than 5 secs) after the water is off and shut 'er down. Clean it up, inspect the bilge/fluid levels/etc and let it air dry and it's ready for next trip!0:)
 
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