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wakebrdr94

Oil change question

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wakebrdr94

What pumps do people use for oil changes? I saw a thread on here awhile ago, for this but can't find it.

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SeanQ

I think alot of people use the Mityvac, I usually just let mine drip out the hose overnight.

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Malibudude

Some use the oil buddy. I don't see the need for these when all you need to do is run the garden hose from the oil pan out the floor (t-handle) near the vdrive. More oil imho will come out w/ gravity then w/ any extractor, just warm it up a bit. I usually just drain it after coming home from the lake and let it drain for a day. I've never had my oil filter ever leak by doing it this way. Now if your boat lives on a lift well then I can see these being a needed.

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wakebrdr94

Thanks for the input, in my old vlx, I would let it drain overnight, and still and a lot of oil come out of the filter, made a mess. My experience suggests a pump may help. But with your input, how can I tell when enough has come out and the filter won't make a mess? Any tips are apprdciated

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elc

This is the pump I use. I let it drain for about 30 min - Put a quart back in the engine and drain that quart out. I have someone hold a plastic bag around the filter while I remove it.

http://www.westmarin...&classNum=50402

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Malibudude

Thanks for the input, in my old vlx, I would let it drain overnight, and still and a lot of oil come out of the filter, made a mess. My experience suggests a pump may help. But with your input, how can I tell when enough has come out and the filter won't make a mess? Any tips are apprdciated

I use the Napa Gold 1069 filter, so that could be a difference. I'm not aware of a full proof way to tell that it won't leak. I use a cut bottom portion of the 2 liter bottle underneath and bilge pads just in case of a spill. I usually drain the oil sat or sun and let it drain until midweek since I won't be using it until the following weekend at the earliest, I don't need it done asap. this is on a Monsoon engine btw.

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83greentoy

I will drain through the hose out to a pan on the floor for anout a hour as I clean the boat. For the filter I use a freezer zip loc bag around the filter and simpily just drop the filter in the bag and zip it up, a quick up on the remote filter and spin on a new 1069 Gold. Works great

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wakebrdr94

Does the same filter fit the 350 CAT? It's the same engine is it not?

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mikeyg

This is the pump I use. I let it drain for about 30 min - Put a quart back in the engine and drain that quart out. I have someone hold a plastic bag around the filter while I remove it.

http://www.westmarin...&classNum=50402

:plus1: works great. Along with the ziploc bag around the filter, I used a pet "pee pad" on the floor under the filter to catch any drips.

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elc

Does the same filter fit the 350 CAT? It's the same engine is it not?

Yep same filter. I used this filter on my merc 5.7, my HH/w CATs and my buddies monsoon.

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BSUBU_Kris

I use a pump that I bought at West Marine. It has a 3 gallon pale attached to it. I put the tube from the pump in the oil drain line. I got a good tip here a while back to take the rubber insert from a spark plug socket and put it around the end of the oil drain line. The tube from the pump then seals to the oil drain line. I warm up the engine then, insert the tube from the pump and run the pump until no more oil comes out. I also use a zip lock bag around the filter. This works so easy, no mess at all and really fast.

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wakebrdr94

One last question, do you all use the recommended penzoil, (not a fan of penzoil), or something else?anyone run synthetic?

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