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flushing after trip to ocean

Ripley2017

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SeaDoo
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2000
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Challenger
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I have seen many different posts about the way to flush out the system after being in salt water. One says water first and other says engine first. I believe one is for one type of motor and the other is for Mercury, which I have. I did mine today and turned water on first and then started engine. I only did it for about 45 seconds because of all the white smoke. Is that normal? My owner's manual says water first also. How long should I run the engine?
 

swatski

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AR
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I have seen many different posts about the way to flush out the system after being in salt water. One says water first and other says engine first. I believe one is for one type of motor and the other is for Mercury, which I have. I did mine today and turned water on first and then started engine. I only did it for about 45 seconds because of all the white smoke. Is that normal? My owner's manual says water first also. How long should I run the engine?
I'm not familiar with your boat, hopefully some smarter guys will chime in. But if you have carbon seals (for pump shafts) - I would be very careful not to run the engines on a hose for longer than a few seconds.

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SRSx3

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I have seen many different posts about the way to flush out the system after being in salt water. One says water first and other says engine first. I believe one is for one type of motor and the other is for Mercury, which I have. I did mine today and turned water on first and then started engine. I only did it for about 45 seconds because of all the white smoke. Is that normal? My owner's manual says water first also. How long should I run the engine?
I have the same engine as yours, I also go to saltwater and flush after and I flush the engine, turn on the water first for at least 15 mins to remove all the salt water from the engine. My seadoo challenger still running like a champ this days and sometimes, I apply some seafoam once every year to clean up everything.
 
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