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Iskidaily
04-27-2011, 10:09 PM
Do you guys lift the engine cover to cool off after skiing? Wondering whether I am missing the boat with my 2002 XStar

ProStar190Fan
04-27-2011, 10:11 PM
If for some reason my PS190 is a little hot after a run I let it idle for two or three minutes, the water pump usually does the trick.

Tom

dmminfla
04-27-2011, 10:42 PM
Do you guys lift the engine cover to cool off after skiing? Wondering whether I am missing the boat with my 2002 XStar

You should never have a heat issue. Check the impeller and t-stat. I run all day in 80+ degree water and the engine holds at 160. It might creep up a little if you turn the engine off and stop the water flow.

Ben
04-27-2011, 11:03 PM
If I'm not bolting to work after a run, I will open to cover to let it cool down and help with any water than may be in the bilge. Probably an anal retentive thing instead of a true requirement. As someone said, motor should be operating temp, we'll say 160, as long as you idle for just a bit prior to shutoff. It should cool down from there.

Thrall
04-27-2011, 11:17 PM
Nope, never lift the cover to cool down. Usually ends up on the trailer right away watching me drink a beer.

Willski
04-27-2011, 11:31 PM
Not after skiing. Always when I put it in the garage to allow it to dry out.

east tx skier
04-27-2011, 11:53 PM
I store with the motor box propped up to let air circulate and prevent moisture build up. Part of my routine.

JLeuck64
04-28-2011, 12:39 AM
Not after skiing. Always when I put it in the garage to allow it to dry out.

yup, me too!

Iskidaily
04-28-2011, 10:57 AM
thanks guys - my neighbors are the kind that raise the cover for hours after every run and despite my 20 years of MC ownership, I was wondering if I was missing something!

ski_king
04-28-2011, 11:00 AM
The only ones I see doing that have older boats that have a problem with vapor lock.

aquaman
04-28-2011, 11:02 AM
If for some reason my PS190 is a little hot after a run I let it idle for two or three minutes, the water pump usually does the trick.

Tom

good advice....AND its best not to turn off the engine right away after a ski run because the heat will continue to build up when not running. let the cooling system work then shut down if you want.

east tx skier
04-28-2011, 11:32 AM
To be clear, this is something I do when the boat goes on the trailer in the garage or on the lift. If we turn the engine off in between runs, this isn't necessary (apart from vapor lock problems mentioned above). Some temperature rise from heat sink will happen and is normal, but goes away when the engine is restarted.

agarabaghi
04-28-2011, 11:35 AM
yup my 94 will have vapor lock issues if you shut her off right after a pull. usualy i let the motor temp come down then turn her off.

Havent has issues with the new boat though