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‘98 Sunsetter LX Oil Change


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GingerSkier

Hi, all!

I will be changing my motors oil and filter tomorrow afternoon and was looking for guidance as to what products you guys put into your engines. I have a ‘98 Sunsetter with the 5.7 350 EFI. What I’m reading is to get marine grade 15W-40 Full Synthetic Marine Oil but all I’m finding is 15W-40 Full Synthetic Diesel Oil. Additionally, what brand/size of filter should I be looking for? The one in the manual no longer exists, I don’t believe. Do you have a guess as to how much oil I will need? 
 

Thanks, all!

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Napa gold 1060 is the oil filter you need.

Mine takes 5.5 quarts of regular delvac diesel oil 15w 40. Cheapest place to get it is Walmart, that I’ve found.

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Oh yeah, use the drain hose on the bottom of the engine. Don’t be another victim of getting a siphon tube stuck in the dip stick tube.

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if you have a standard Chevy 350 it takes 5.5 quarts of any 15w40 -  Mobil Delvac 15w40 is what I use but alot of people use Rotella - if you want rotella they have a full synthetic T6 15w40 version at Walmart.   Most of us just get what is on sale b/c you change it every year.   and wix 1069 or equivalent filter (can get at oreillys)

If you have a mercruiser engine I'm not sure on the filter or oil requirements.

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GingerSkier

Thank you, @BlindSquirrel and @SkiPablo.

I will buy those tonight. I have the standard Chevy.

An aside, do you guys pump out your transmission fluid annually? What’s your process and what do you recommend there? 

Thanks!

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The 1069 filter is good but the smaller version of 1060. Dealers choice on that one. 
 

You can download the engine manual at the top of this forum under boat specs, it will tell you how often to do the fluids. Me? I do the trans every other year or so. I use an air powered brake bleader to suck it out, got it at Harbor freight… love it. And put back as much as I take out.

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GingerSkier

Thank you, @BlindSquirrel.

Are you saying the 1069 is the short version of the 1060 or the 1060 is the shorter one? What would be the difference otherwise? They’re the same diameter, yes?

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5 hours ago, GingerSkier said:

Thank you, @BlindSquirrel.

Are you saying the 1069 is the short version of the 1060 or the 1060 is the shorter one? What would be the difference otherwise? They’re the same diameter, yes?

Most opt for the larger 1060, but the 1069 is fine too. Same diameter, yes, the 1060 holds maybe 1/4 of a quart more.

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