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I plan on getting a Spark as my first wave runner. Ive watched videos on youtube of people lifting their seat off and flushing their PWCs with water from their hose, salt away and perhaps some other protector. I saw a video of the seat coming off a spark and it looks totally different under it. Like it doesnt look like you can just stick a hose in there and flush? So how do you do it?
 

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I use the Spark only in salt water.i haven't had any water in the Spark . I did spray with fluid film but don't see any logical reason to wet down the engine and introduce water into a dry environment. Sounds nuts to me. I do flush after each use.
 

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I use the Spark only in salt water.i haven't had any water in the Spark . I did spray with fluid film but don't see any logical reason to wet down the engine and introduce water into a dry environment. Sounds nuts to me. I do flush after each use.
I mean through the flushing port not the engine.
 

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I live in Miami and would be riding in the ocean and bay, so salt water and semi salt water :p So you dont need to open it and flush the crap out of all the insides? just where you have to hook up a hose to a flushing port? sorry if thats a stupid question but im a chick that doesnt know a lot, however i figure if i can learn how to fix and rebuild my 50cc scooter i should be able to learn how do this myself on a wave runner. thanks!
 

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the spark uses closed loop cooling so you don't need to flush the engine after you ride in salt (same goes for the whole inside of the hull). you do need to flush the exhaust after a ride though. I plan on still doing a complete cleaning once i take the top deck off to mod the intake and exhaust. a spray of fluid film wont hurt for some protection.
 

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the spark uses closed loop cooling so you don't need to flush the engine after you ride in salt (same goes for the whole inside of the hull). you do need to flush the exhaust after a ride though. I plan on still doing a complete cleaning once i take the top deck off to mod the intake and exhaust. a spray of fluid film wont hurt for some protection.
You don't have to wait . Fluid film has a 20 inch multi directional spray wand. From the oil port and the left hand access panel you can reach most everywhere
With the wand.
 

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You don't have to wait . Fluid film has a 20 inch multi directional spray wand. From the oil port and the left hand access panel you can reach most everywhere
With the wand.
Yah thats what I meant, some fluid film in the meantime until the top deck comes off and can get a full cleaning.
 

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I use the Spark only in salt water.i haven't had any water in the Spark . I did spray with fluid film but don't see any logical reason to wet down the engine and introduce water into a dry environment. Sounds nuts to me. I do flush after each use.
fluid film ftw

stuff works great
 

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I haven't used Fluid Film myself but it was suggested in a video on youtube on how to flush, protect, maintain your PWC. The guys here seem to advocate it also so i'm def getting some. You can get it on amazon. It's about $10 a can and the wand is about $17. It has impeccable reviews on amazon too. It seems to protect kind of like thompsons water seal protects wood but helps to avoid corrosion, rust. again going by what i heard , if you guys who have used it want to put your two cents in i step aside :) im going to use it on my ski the day i get it before it even hits the water.e fl

in the pwc maintain video i saw the guy flushed with water, then salt away then ended off with fluid film. im guessing you flush with water and salt away each time and then maybe use fluid film every month or two? do you guys use salt away and if so does it eat away at the fluid film protection? new to all this so any input is greatly appreciated. thanks! - shannon
 

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I haven't used Fluid Film myself but it was suggested in a video on youtube on how to flush, protect, maintain your PWC. The guys here seem to advocate it also so i'm def getting some. You can get it on amazon. It's about $10 a can and the wand is about $17. It has impeccable reviews on amazon too. It seems to protect kind of like thompsons water seal protects wood but helps to avoid corrosion, rust. again going by what i heard , if you guys who have used it want to put your two cents in i step aside :) im going to use it on my ski the day i get it before it even hits the water.e fl

in the pwc maintain video i saw the guy flushed with water, then salt away then ended off with fluid film. im guessing you flush with water and salt away each time and then maybe use fluid film every month or two? do you guys use salt away and if so does it eat away at the fluid film protection? new to all this so any input is greatly appreciated. thanks! - shannon
If you don't get salt water in the hull there is no good need to flush or spray engine at all. I only use the Spark in salt water. 25 hours and nothing in the hull.you don't want to add water and moisture to a clean dry engine. You're creating more issues than your solving. When the engine is relatively new and clean just spray through the access panel and oil fill cap body opening with wand extension . That should allow spray to just about go everywhere without removing central body.
 

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When the engine is relatively new and clean just spray through the access panel and oil fill cap body opening with wand extension . That should allow spray to just about go everywhere without removing central body.
thanks. that is the plan.

im in miami so its all salt water near me. i heard that sparks are sealed so well that hardly if any water gets in the hull.
 

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I bought a Spark 3up with IBR yesterday and the guys said if it didnt have IBR i could install the flush kit myself but would have a bitch of a time with the IBR one so $30 kit and $150 to install and they are doing it now and my new spark gets delivered on tues to the marina. blah $$$. on a fluid film note, my dealership says they fluid film the inside through the side panel when they get skis but if i wanted to put more in there to spray all over just not to the left where the .... crap what did he call it... thingee was. lol. also at the 10 hr post break in, mandatory check up to keep warranty valid, they open the whole thing up, check it all over and fluid film the **** out of it all... good to know. not sure all dealerships do this with the 10 hr check up but if they don't ask them too. will save you having to open up your whole ski to do it later.
 
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