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moombadaze
05-27-2013, 09:41 AM
step by step

use boat for the day so oil is good and warm by the time its changed
go home
wipe boat down
park in garage
grab beer
grab tools need for changing
hop up into boat
spread towels on seats
remove side engine board to access remote oil filter
take swig of beer
grab filter pliers
grip filter wrench with beer muscle death grip and pull hard
watch filter braket flex and filter not budge
take a big swig of beer, wipe sweat off forehead
grip filter wrech with beer muscle death grip and pull even harder
watch filter braket flex even more
look at filter and relize filter is crushing in and twisting
sit and think, take swig of beer
hop out of boat and grap all sae wrench's
hop back in boat
start undoing remote filter housing so it can be taking to work and put in vise to remove damaged filter
figure out still need bigger 1 inch wrench to undue oil lines
hop back out of boat, grab 1" wrench
hop back in boat, take swig of beer, wipe river of sweat off head
apply 1" open in wrench to oil line and get loose
go to set wrench on towel but due to sweat getting into eyes hit box end of wrench on seat back and have open end smack face right above teeth
swear loudly, swear more
wonder why now have red drops appearing on perfecty white seat back
touch hand to face and and hand covered in blood
grab paper towel to mop blood off face
start getting out of boat and leave trail of dripping blood to kitchen
grap more paper towels to stem flow of blood and go look at face in bathroom mirror
find nice little opening in skin
sit for 5 minutes with presure on face to stop blood
walk back to boat and clean seats back up
grab wrench and start again on oil line
get remote oil filter houseing off braket and very carefully set on towel so no oil comes out
get out of boat
grab filter houseing from inside boat and set on tailgate of truck
take swig of beer and think about situation
take 8lb fishing line and try and work into filter gasket to break seal loose
break fishing line
take 10lb fishing line and try and work into filter gasket to break seal loose
break fishing line
finish beer and go grab another and put in pink Moomba cuzie cup to help keep cold
wipe more sweat from head
grab razor blade and start cutting filter seal carefully
grab wd40, silcon, rc95 stuff and soak seal
hop back into boat
reinstall remote filter houseing on braket
grab filter wrench
finish beer
with death drip on filter wrench start applying presure that feels like motor is going to come out of boat
slowly, ever so slowly relize filter is starting to loosen
in utter amazement, watch filter finally come loose
relize its been about 1.5 hrs and just now got filter loose
grab oil drain container and find full of old oil
swear loudly
grab used oil container and set next to car so next day can take and empty
turn fan and lights off
grab beer and go sit in pool to cool off
figure to finish the following weekend
wife informs that the boat is needed for following sunday for a friends party
swear internally and now know one day after work will have to finish up.

wolfeman131
05-27-2013, 09:53 AM
Sounds like mine on the OBV, but blood was from knuckles, not face.

My recommendation for all new boat owners: don't leave the dealers lot until THEY spin the filter off/on one time.

jpetty3023
05-27-2013, 11:28 AM
I'm flat arse wore out just from reading that's tyke adventure. I'm surprised you didn't knock back about a case of beer thru all that!!


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mmandley
05-27-2013, 01:09 PM
I think it would be easier, to put the new filter on, go buy another, take the party out, and then change it after when its hot again.

Nice read, sorry about your face, sorry about the blood.

kaneboats
05-27-2013, 11:56 PM
Way too much blood before way too little beer. Need to reverse the process next time. Easy Dracula. Gotta have the beer muscles built up way more to get that thing off.

tnbrooks01
05-28-2013, 09:09 AM
Great story!! I'm tired and thirsty from reading it. My first oil change on new boat went pretty smooth. Now I'm praying I didn't over tighten the filter when I did it cuz I'm looking at doing the second change this weekend.


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mmandley
05-28-2013, 02:39 PM
Great story!! I'm tired and thirsty from reading it. My first oil change on new boat went pretty smooth. Now I'm praying I didn't over tighten the filter when I did it cuz I'm looking at doing the second change this weekend.


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As long as you smear a little oil on the gasket and only hand tighten it, not Gorilla tighten you will be fin. Most dont realize the the way the filter is designed as the oil flows through it actually tightens the filter. Just like your Prop is shaped and rotational turn is in the Tightening direction of the shaft bolt. So it wont auto loosen

bergermaister
05-28-2013, 03:21 PM
Still chucking about this one. Hope the pool didn't end up with a nice blood coated oil slick.

E4NASH
05-28-2013, 06:19 PM
Annnnd that is exactly why I let the dealer do it! It is worth whatever the cost to not have to go through that. NO THANKS!

blackout_58
05-28-2013, 06:44 PM
I can confirm everything that took place as 100% accurate with my first oil change also, except the injury......

moombadaze
05-28-2013, 09:13 PM
Still chucking about this one.. me too. think I had the dealer do the first oil change on the 08, did all the rest myself with no issue either. Im really wishing I had done the same this time but didn't have the time available to run it over or get it picked up. oh well, its over with and a one time only problem, so no biggie now. just thought I would share my story so youall could have a laugh or two.

jpetty3023
05-28-2013, 10:37 PM
Annnnd that is exactly why I let the dealer do it! It is worth whatever the cost to not have to go through that. NO THANKS!

my theory exactly!!


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german88
06-02-2013, 03:06 AM
After reading all the horror stories about over torqued filters i was not looking forward to my first oil change this weekend at 16 hours. To my surprise mine came off with no drama! Made sure to only hand tighten the new Mobile 1 M1_302 extra cap.filter . Should be smooth sailing from here on...

zabooda
06-02-2013, 03:24 AM
Many years back someone on the forum had a factory filter on so tight that nothing could take it off and Indmar eventually replaced some engine parts. I can't remember who it was.

wolfeman131
06-02-2013, 08:05 AM
That was zegm in 08 and the dealer took an air chisel to the filter on his LS. The filter on that boat is mounted directly to it, no remote location, and the mechanic hit the block with the chisel, breaking off part of the lip it seals to. Guy wanted to use JB Weld to fix it. He finally got the dealer, SC & Indmar to pony ups new motor.

Mikey
06-02-2013, 11:17 PM
I thought at one point after that incident that SC and or indmar had a big quality control ,realignment to supposedly fix this issue? Seems for a couple of years this problem went away? Now it seems this problem is back. Obviously there is someone or something WAY OVER TIGHTENING these filters.

You never hear of these issues with Cars ,yet this is a very prevailant problem ,either stemming from SC or Indmar... ANYONE know more about this?