checking the oil
Posted 20 May 2005 - 11:33 AM
ok so the book says run engine for 30 secs then wait 30secs thencheck oil
then it says engine must be warm - so you cant check your oil before you go out because 30secs wont make the engine hot???
so whats the point of checking your oil when you come back???
or am i misunderstanding this...
any help to clarify would be appreciated
POST number 5000
Posted 24 May 2005 - 03:36 AM
somebody must have an opinion on this or at least an idea - i am somewhat confused
Posted 24 May 2005 - 12:54 PM
Oh...and I've also read that 1/2 to 3/4 up indentation on dipstick is optimum, too much oil is bad and can cause a loss of rpm, supercharger wear and poor performance. Not enough oil...well that's self explanatory
Hope this wasn't too confusing.
Posted 25 May 2005 - 03:28 AM
Posted 25 May 2005 - 10:15 AM
PS When we deliver a boat we concentrate on checking oil and flushing correctly. The people we have noticed have problems are the ones with the owners manual in the best condition, usually still in the original package.
Posted 26 May 2005 - 04:23 AM
ok - so ive just been skiing for an hour
it takes 10 mins at idle to get through the marina fairway because of speed limits
i get back to the ramp
switch off and leave for say 90 secs then check the oil - top up if necessary
as long as oil level is between indents say 1/2 - full ok -if near low add say 1/2 pint or 1/2 litre?
this way as you say engine will be warm and baot level and will have cooled slightly on idling back to ramp for 10 mins
i think seadoo should amend the owners manual.
Posted 28 May 2005 - 02:54 PM
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Posted 29 May 2005 - 07:21 AM
keviseeb - can you take a look at this video please - this is a standing start to wot - you will notice some what looks like steam rising around the swim platform - i have posted about this before and the concensus of opinion was that it was steam from the exhaust cooling - would you agree - it has no smell
I think it's steam. My sportster did that all the time, my speedster does not. The difference is that the speedster throws the exhaust under water at low speed and directly into the jet flow at high speed. Any vapor is captured back into the water and there is zero steam. If there were real smoke, I would think it would be seen even if it was directed underwater. Given my sportster and speedster have the exact same engine, I think the exhaust layout of the sportster just makes it more prone to producing steam. I will be interested in seeing Kevinseeb's responce! I'ts great to have someone with lots of experience with the full line around to answer questions!
Posted 31 May 2005 - 04:16 AM
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