Originally Posted by foxer
Seems like a fairly simple ordeal. Unscrew the fill holes, drain and replace to the same level. What brand/type oil is everyone using? Any tips to make this painless? Thx
Did this in April. Boat was 13months old...
Here you go:
You could pull the cap off to get the fluid out, it is easier than the screw. I used the screw and put a plastic bowl underneath to catch the oil. Next time I will just take off cap and keep a BIG rag (towel) nearby--save time. I waited quite a while to get all the fluid to drip out. Then I used some mobil 1 90w synthetic. It has a long skinny cap to get the fluid back in the little hole. (squeeze, wait, squeeze, wait..etc) Easy project.
1. Used pipe wrench with rag on cover for protection to remove, putting back on with same way.
2. Tiny fill-hole screws were VERY soft. BE CAREFUL.
3. Would drive trailer around for a few miles to heat up fluid---took quite a while for cold fluid to drip out.
4. Far messier than I expected....lots of rags!
Easier the second time I think..