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    Oil Cap White / Milk Rees

    Hi Guys,

    Long time lurker and first time poster. I've picked up my 2013 Ultra 300 last week and have given it a good once over. Has 35 hours on it and was last services at 32 hours.

    I ran it for 10 mins and she sounds awesome! But...... upon inspecting the oil cap there was a film of white, the oil from the dip stick is clean and looks new. I'm going to my local dealer in the next few days and would like to get some expert advice prior as to what I should expect.

    I know this is a sign of water in the oil, the ski has been out the water for about 6 months so I'm not sure if this is just condensation or something a little more serious.

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    Normal condensation at a guess

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    When I first got my ski I had the same thing on my cap. Haven't seen it ever since though, have 60hrs now. I would change the oil just to be safe but that's just me.

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    i wouldnt bother with changing the oil thats a bit over the top advise..

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    I don't think $50 of oil is over the top when your talking about thousands for a motor / down time. Like I said , that's what I would do, I know most would leave it be , he can do whatever he wants. It would probably would be fine if he left it , but it Would just bug me knowing there was water in my oil esp with only 3 hours on the new oil change..

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    Run it on the hose for 15 minutes and it's gone

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    G'Day

    Went to the local Kawasaki dealer to have a chat about the ski's service history and get some maintenance advice etc..... Showed him the picture, he said that while this isn't common and it shouldn't happen. If the ski's been left outside during the winter (Which it has by the previous owner) and Melbourne winter is particularly bitter it didn't surprise him.

    I'm gonna keep an eye on it, the oil on the dip stick looked good and there was no condensation or residue. If that wasn't the case then hell yea, oil out no discussions about it.

    I need to read up on jet ski oil changes as it's all a little new. Seems I have to suck the oil out via the dip stick, can I craft something up to do this from the local hardware store or do I need to get a specialist product?

    Cheers
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    That dealer has NO idea !!!!!!!!!!! if he thinks under your explained circumstances its not normal to get some cap moisture

    its nothing more than a small amount of rising condensation,

    if you only run the ski for a few minutes like you said you did ,

    after sitting for a few weeks it will ALWAYS happen !!

    As the moisture from sitting around gets steamed off once the engine reach's NORMAL SUSTAINED RUNNING TEMPS

    but if you only run it for a few minutes, all it gets to do is rise and not flash off


    Waz

    who was the dealer so we can avoid them

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    i challenge you to find any water in the oil, your oil is always removing contaminates condensation is one of them. once the oil gets to operating temps its burnt off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gsmith88 View Post
    I don't think $50 of oil is over the top when your talking about thousands for a motor / down time. Like I said , that's what I would do, I know most would leave it be , he can do whatever he wants. It would probably would be fine if he left it , but it Would just bug me knowing there was water in my oil esp with only 3 hours on the new oil change..

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    Thanks for the advice boys and bring on summer.......

    Cheers
    Mike

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