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    These are from the FAQ thread from East Texas Skier...
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    sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

  • #2
    Why do they recommend changing the oil? I see it everyone dose it?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JayBrown View Post
      Why do they recommend changing the oil? I see it everyone dose it?
      Used oil is corrosive. no advantage to leaving it sit while the boat is laid up for winter.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JayBrown View Post
        Why do they recommend changing the oil? I see it everyone dose it?
        Combustion gases change the PH of the oil over time.

        fun read... if your into that

        http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...&Number=258648
        sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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        • #5
          Fantastic write up (with the attachments). This took someone, (or you Mike) some personal time to write up, and its cool....thanks from all of us, we appreciate this site, free help to many...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tristarboarder View Post
            Fantastic write up (with the attachments). This took someone, (or you Mike) some personal time to write up, and its cool....thanks from all of us, we appreciate this site, free help to many...
            Thanks.. but I did not write it up.. I just made it a sticky thread... I thought it would be very topical this time of year..
            sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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            • #7
              That had all the answers that I was looking for for thanks mike

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              • #8
                I've always drained all water from the engine and then added antifreeze. If I have a fresh water flush, then could it really be as easy dropping the hose into a bucket of antifreeze and letting the raw water pump suck it in?? Sure sounds tempting.

                Then I could just do oil/plugs/impeller and winterize the heater & ballast.



                Thoughts??

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                • #9
                  Now that I think about my post, this is likely a bad idea since I have the dripless seal which drains the manifolds when the boat is out of the water. This being said, I am really curious as to how the dealer winterizes this engine. Looks like I'll need some professional help with this model unless one of you has some insight into this.

                  Thank in advance.

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                  • #10
                    I bet he has a tub(trough) to recirculate the antifreeze.
                    sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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                    • #11
                      My boats typically get ran all winter. If it is going to sit for a while and I know it will be in freezing temperatures for an extended amount of time, I'll drain the exhaust and block and I always run Sea-Foam through it. If it is just going to freeze for a few nights I just put a drop light in the engine compartment to keep everything warm. Where I am in the South it really doesn't get that cold. Is there any harm in hardly ever draining the water out?
                      Current: 05 XStar
                      Previous: 97 ProStar 205

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                      • #12
                        FoggyNogginz asked how dealers winterize the boat... The answer is that first they drain most of the the water out of the engine by removing the engine drain plugs and the hoses next to the impeller, then they reinstall the hoses and plugs. Next they use an "inboard motor flusher" (google it) which looks like a toilet bowl plunger. The flusher has a telescoping rod that wedges between the bottom of the boat (over the water intake) and the ground. Instead of attaching a garden hose to the flusher, they attach a tube coming from a 10 gallon tub (pressurized with an electric bilge pump) of antifreeze. It is important that the pump be used because the engine needs the antifreeze mix to be under pressure as the engine impeller is not capable of self-priming. They then start and run the engine until antifreeze has been coming out the exhaust pipes for a minute or so.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DavidS View Post
                          FoggyNogginz asked how dealers winterize the boat... The answer is that first they drain most of the the water out of the engine by removing the engine drain plugs and the hoses next to the impeller, then they reinstall the hoses and plugs. Next they use an "inboard motor flusher" (google it) which looks like a toilet bowl plunger. The flusher has a telescoping rod that wedges between the bottom of the boat (over the water intake) and the ground. Instead of attaching a garden hose to the flusher, they attach a tube coming from a 10 gallon tub (pressurized with an electric bilge pump) of antifreeze. It is important that the pump be used because the engine needs the antifreeze mix to be under pressure as the engine impeller is not capable of self-priming. They then start and run the engine until antifreeze has been coming out the exhaust pipes for a minute or so.
                          It's called a fake a lake, and yes the raw water pump will self prime.... it has to Everytime the boat is initially cranked in the water. If anything, using a bilge pump will restrict how much it wants to pull from the bucket. The best way is to disconnect hose from inlet fitting and put the bucket in the boat. Fake a lake are notorious to fail.

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                          • #14
                            Good list. I perform the majority of the items but I'm not sure what you mean by replacing gasket with your oil change. Am I missing something? Also, the part numbers for the fuel/water separator didn't populate a part on Napa's site. I need to install one and would love a recomenation. Thanks

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                            • #15
                              Are we really talking winterization in late June, you guys are depressing me.
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