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    How long can I let my spark idle on a trailer?

    Getting ready to winterize my spark. Want to add fuel stabilizer to the gas tank and let it run through the system. I assume 5-10 minutes will be adequate? I don't have the ability to take it to the lake anymore.

    I have a garden-hose available, am I better to connect it to the exhaust and let it run, or place it inside the jet pump to keep the pump bearing cool?


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    1-2min max on the hose, because you don't want to overheat the carbon ring. If you can take the ski out and blast around for half an hour. This is what I do end of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oodaeSGuy View Post
    ... Want to add fuel stabilizer to the gas tank and let it run through the system. I assume 5-10 minutes will be adequate? I don't have the ability to take it to the lake anymore.

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    Use a marine grade fuel stabilizer. If you have ethanol in the fuel, use a stabilizer product that is rated for ethanol blended gasoline. Double dose the amount of stabilizer for the fuel tank volume, more stabilizer is better than too little. It takes a while to mix into the fuel volume. Let it sit overnight or trailer it around on a bumpy road.

    Then you can run the engine for a short time. Shut it off, let it sit for a while. Then run it one last time while, or just before, you fog the engine, if that is part of your winterization.

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