By Bobby Boop
START EARLY: It's a good idea to get your Jet ski out of storage a little early and start it up. If you're taking it to a Jet Ski dealer to be summarized or get some PWC repairs, try to do it before the summer, when watercraft dealers tend to get overwhelmed.
WARM UP: Coax your PWC out of hibernation. If you stored your Jet Ski with some fuel in the tank and did not use a fuel stabilizer, condition the fuel by adding a conditioner Fuel System Cleaner and Stabilizer or drain out old gas (that's what I do). However, if you experience a no start and the fuel seems stale, then take your pwc to a qualified Jet Ski technician where trained Sea Doo mechanics are equipped to drain and dispose of fuel.
MAINTAIN LUBRICATION'S: If you own a 4 Stroke engine, and didn't do it last fall, now's a good time to change the engine oil and oil filter, and drain and replace pump oil. You will also want to add grease to all grease fittings to keep bearings and seals lubed. For those of you who own 2 strokes, top off the oil reserve with fresh two-cycle oil, then drain and replace pump oil. You would want to grease fittings too.
SECURE LOOSE ENDS: Check for loose wires. Check throttle and trim cables to make sure they work properly.
CHARGE YOUR BATTERY: Charge and reinstall the Jet Ski battery.
These tip will help you get a good start to keeping you Jet Skiing on the water and out of the shop.
5/16/2018 03:57:07 pm
You make a great point that it's important to change the engine oil and oil filter and drain and replace pump oil. My sister and her husband bought a couple of jet skis a few years ago so they could have fun on the lake during the summertime, but they've been having problems with them lately. They may have forgotten to change the oil. It would probably be best if they could take their jet skis to a mechanic and get the problem checked out.
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