Super Jet Non-winterized Superjet... cracked engine block or not?

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Just a quick question.... This year I rode my superjet only ONCE in July. It has been sitting on a beach cart in an unheated garden shed since then. Being extremely busy with many projects, I did not get a chance to winterize it. We have had below zero celcius temperatures since December. Today it was actually -22 C (-7.6 F).

What do you think will happen in the spring? Will my engine block crack? Will my R&D wet pipe crack? What are the chances that the water already evaporated from the engine block in 5 months? The cooling system isn't water tight once the jet ski is out the water, so technically it is possible...

All your feedback would be greatly appreciated...
 
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its probably fine with no problems. i always to start mine once a month or so just to make sure its still running good. and starts up first try
 
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#3
Hope you put some sort of fuel stabilizer in it. If it was fresh gas back in July, it may be starting to go bad. I also would fire it up once a week if possible to keep everything lubed and moving.
 
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im sure its fine, i have never winterized my sj other than just starting it out of the water on my last ride to blow out some water and never had any issues, my new thing now is same starting method on last day for the water but dump some thin oil in the motor and store my battery inside my house and drain my fuel for use in my snowblower
 
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You'll find out in spring, if any of the water in your motor or pipe froze, expanded and cracked something, then in the spring you should have a puddle of water in your engine compartment. It might be fine , considering there is always water left behind in your motor, no matter how well you winterize. So many pockets and such. You can put stabilizer in the fuel, but it won't do much good for the carbs if you can't run it through the entire system. I would just leave it and hope for the best. Good luck.
 
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I don't think he is near Lowes, since his temp is in Celsius. My guess goes to northern Europe.
Can also be purchased on the web. However if he is in another country maybe they are not using the crap E10 or E15 like we have. You will notice your fuel going bad quicker now than a few years ago.
 
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