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    Removal of Water in Gas Tank

    I had my jet ski covered, and gas cap loose (so condensation does not form, etc).

    Hurricane Wilma blew the cover off, and gas cap off also.

    So. water rained into gas tank.

    I have not or will I turn on the jet ski.

    This jet ski will not be ridden again for 5 months (I had winterized it previously with fuel stabilizer, etc).

    What do I do?

    Siphon out all the gas, add some water removal chemical, or will the water evaporate itself out?

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    Pull tank out and clean, let dry then reinstall.

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    Siphon the water out through the reserve line. I've done this and it works. Gas and water don't mix and water is heavier, thus it will be at the bottom of the tank. A few drops of water may remain, but that won't hurt anything.
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    Blow in the the tank vent to start the siphon rather then sucking gas
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    I think if you only only pump via the reserve line you
    may have a good bit of water remaining. Do that first but then see what you can do to get all the way to the bottom of the tank. (Pull the hose port cap, or whatever)
    Details depend on what model etc.

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    Once you empty all you can get out through the reserve pull the tank. You will see little beads of water rolling around on the bottom of the tank under the fuel.
    08' sj

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    what about putting ski on floor and just flipping it over with the gas cap open..

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    Removal of Water in Gas Tank

    It is a Kawi 12F, by the way.

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    Either pull the tank and dump it out completly or get a shop vac and suck out all the gas the reserve didn't pick up. I've sucked up gas with a shopvac with no problems and so did mythbusters but I would still be carefull. Ethennol/Denatured alcohol should mix with water so you could flush the tank with that to get out any droplets of water. If you don't completly empty the tank the water will still be in the bottom and the little beads will get sucked up no and then.
    08' sj

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