What are some tips for troubleshooting Sea-Doos?


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When troubleshooting Sea-Doos, it is important to be familiar with the owner's manual of the vehicle in particular and to maintain a regular maintenance schedule. Proper care and cleaning of the vehicle can prevent many of the most common problems from occurring and rule them out from the troubleshooting process.

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A Sea-Doo owner's manual offers valuable information concerning the controls, component locations and helpful pre-operation checks that can help make troubleshooting problems much easier by eliminating common issues. Maintaining a strict routine maintenance schedule also ensures that common issues are already ruled out before mechanical problems surface. New Sea-Doos should have their oil changed after 100 hours of riding and regularly afterwards.

An authorized Sea-Doo dealer can help with troubleshooting problems by performing a 10-hour inspection. Additional maintenance checklists include a daily pre-operation checklist performed by the owner and a pre-season preparation checklist performed jointly by the owner and an authorized dealer.

A properly broken-in Sea-Doo has a reduced risk of developing mechanical problems than one that was never treated conservatively during its first few rides. Salt water Sea-Doos need to regularly undergo a flushing procedure that neutralizes the corrosive effects of salt and other materials usually present in salt water.

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