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  1. #1
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    Default how my 1st oil filter change happened

    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.
    Hey, Its Moomba time

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  2. #2
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    Jul 2008
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    Snellville, GA & Lake Sinclair
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    Default how my 1st oil filter change happened

    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.
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

  3. #3
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    Default how my 1st oil filter change happened

    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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    Jason

    Go Hard or Go Home.......it's MOOMBA time!!

    2009 Moomba Mobius LSV

  4. #4
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    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.
    Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
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    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.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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  6. #6
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    Default how my 1st oil filter change happened

    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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    2013 LSV

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnbrooks01 View Post
    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
    Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
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    Exile ZLD
    6 SX65M Cabins
    6 XM9 Towers
    1 XI Big 15 Woofer in a custom Fiberglass box
    1 XI 1K Harpoon
    2 XI 800.4
    1 XI 2500.1
    2 Interstate 2400U 6V Golf Cart Batterties
    Custom 1 Off Evolution Cover

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    Still chucking about this one. Hope the pool didn't end up with a nice blood coated oil slick.
    2001 MobiusV

  9. #9
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    Default how my 1st oil filter change happened

    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!
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  10. #10
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    I can confirm everything that took place as 100% accurate with my first oil change also, except the injury......
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    2012 Tundra SR5 Crewmax
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