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    Compressed air through flush port, to clear water?

    We are going to winterize our VXR this afternoon and I am curious -

    Q: Is there any advantage to inserting a air hose “needle come” fitting into the flush port and using a blast or two of compressed air to clear any water remaining on passages, before putting ski in storage for 7 months?

    Or, is this a bad idea?


    (We changed the oil and filter so, today will be just fogging spray through intake opening and into throttle body while engine running for 10-20 Sedona and then removing the spark plugs and a spray or two of fogging aerosol into each spark plug hole)

    Thanks in advance!


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    I do it every winter on multiple skis.

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    That’s s’posed to be, “needle CONE” (shaped) air hose end fitting (fat thumbs

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    Thanks, myself. My gut told me it’d work but, I didn’t know if it would force any moisture up into any passages where it’d cause any problems. Particularly as I did it AFTER I fogged through the intake and spark plug holes.

    Thanks again and, Have A Great Week!

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    I run plumbing antifreeze through my FZS and VX HO.

    In previous years I used a guzzler pump and pushed it through the system while the engine was running. This year I got an adapter for my sump pump to hook a garden hose to, put the pump in a 5 gallon bucket and poured the antifreeze in there. Turned on the engine and turned on the pump and waited for the red water to come out of the passages

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudsubz View Post
    ...This year I got an adapter for my sump pump to hook a garden hose to, put the pump in a 5 gallon bucket and poured the antifreeze in there. Turned on the engine and turned on the pump and waited for the red water to come out of the passages
    Link?

    (I ask as I may not always have access to heated, indoor storage.)

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    Link?

    (I ask as I may not always have access to heated, indoor storage.)

    Thanks in advance!

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...A125/205618056

    I've got it connected to one of these in a Home Depot bucket, then just fill it with plumbing antirfreeze

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Superior...2333/206471951

    you will need a flushing adapter too

    http://atlantisenterprises.com/flush...1_389_453.html

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    Yep antifreeze for sure , remember the water box Keeps water in it that you don’t want to freeze !

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