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I just came back from the local river and found a new deep spot while I was there. Anyway I flooded everything and had to push the rhino to shore and start draining. Drain intake and cvt of water, remove sparkplug( all tools in battery compartment) and turn motor over until all water is blown out the plug hole. Now dry plug off with lighter and install. Turn the machine over and should start right up, hold at half throttle for a bit then let the machine idle for a while to dry the cvt belt off a little. Remember to check your oil and if you see foam water got into the oil, in this case change oil before your next ride. When changing the oil after swamping the rhino either put some gas or oil into the rhino where the dipstick is to flush the old oil out. ( gas works better, about a liter and run for 40 sec.) After flushed top up oil and don't forget to change the oil filter. Hope this helps someone get their rhino going after taking the big dip
 

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Never put gas in the engine (oil areas). We flood engines with water often (sea doos and dirt bikes) After you drain the oil, fill it with kerosene rock it to swish it around and drain. This helps get any dirt that was in the water out and deosn't remove lubricant from your engine surfaces.

Any kerosene left will mix and evaporate out.

Also I fill my machine with cheap oil first and run it, doing this as many times as it takes to get rid off the "milk" look in the oil. Then I put my high performance oil in and a new filter.
 

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Never thought of that, next time I need to rinse the water out i'll give that a try( my local dealer was the one who told me about using gas to rinse out water). Hopefully there is no next time because this weekend I'm gonna snorkel it, cheap to do i just priced it out at $60 for parts and a little sweat and blood.
 

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Never put gas in the engine (oil areas). We flood engines with water often (sea doos and dirt bikes) After you drain the oil, fill it with kerosene rock it to swish it around and drain. This helps get any dirt that was in the water out and deosn't remove lubricant from your engine surfaces.

Any kerosene left will mix and evaporate out.

Also I fill my machine with cheap oil first and run it, doing this as many times as it takes to get rid off the "milk" look in the oil. Then I put my high performance oil in and a new filter.
You are totally correct about the Gasoline ! Do not use Gasoline period ! I also agree with the extra oil change and your entire post as well .
 

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Using gas worked fine for me, started it let it run for a bit then drained it. Put my good oil in and ran for a bit and checked oil again and no milky stuff.
 

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When I had my jet boat I got water in the crankcase and I would change oil and filter with cheap oil and filter. I would run it for a while then drain it and make sure I got all the water out. I have also poured trans fluid into valve covers and let it run into pan and run it out.
 

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I've done it using diesel first you drain the oil and use the same amount of diesel, pull the plug and crank it over for a minute or 2 (in short intervals so you dont fry the starter) drain the engine do it a second time with diesel then i change the filter and use cheap oil and let it run for a few minutes, drain it one last time to ensure you have got all the water out before you put in the more expencive oil.
 

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I've done it using diesel first you drain the oil and use the same amount of diesel, pull the plug and crank it over for a minute or 2 (in short intervals so you dont fry the starter) drain the engine do it a second time with diesel then i change the filter and use cheap oil and let it run for a few minutes, drain it one last time to ensure you have got all the water out before you put in the more expencive oil.
Diesel works good too !
 

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An $8 can of Sea Foam works wonders also. It only takes a small amount an it will rid the oil of water.
 
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