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Universal 5411 Oil Change

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I am about to do my first oil change on this engine, well first marine engine oil change. I am assuming the oil filter is a cannister/cartridge on the front right side of the engine. Is that right? Also question of where the oil goes. There must be a cap on the top side? Let me know for those of you who have done an oil change on this engine. Also do you drain the oil from the bottom or take it out of the dip stick area? Thanks!
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Probably 2 spin-on filters on the engine, little one for fuel, bigger one for oil. If the oil is warm, you can suck it out the dipstick tube. Some engines will have a drain tube or such on the oil pan for oil removal also.
Somewhere on the valve cover will be a place to add oil, just like a Toyota.
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Note this service bulletin:
http://www.ays.com/library/universal_sb_5.pdf

...and here's the engine manual...see page 31 for oil change
http://www.ays.com/library/Universal_Manual_2.pdf
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In Cam's link above in the manual on page 31, are you changing the cartridge is that the primary oil filter? The other thing labeled filter has a (2) by it. Sorry just new at this.
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There is also a fuel filter on the 5411 that looks similar to the oil filter. See pg 22. Also scroll down to the pics on this page

Do you see?

Not a bad idea to change them both. One mess to clean up instead of two.
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Facing aft, the oil filter will be on your left. The cartridge type (secondary) fuel filter is above and further aft.
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Saurav...yes..on page 31 it is the thing labeled cartridge that you are changing. You want to either drain oil out of the engine first if you can access the drain plug or pump it out through the dipstick if you do not have good access. Then remove the cartridge and spin another one on after moistening the rubber gasket with some oil. Hand tighten the new cartridge firmly but NOT as tight as you can make it. Then refill crankcase with oil. Do NOT assume the engine will take the specified amount of oil (2.2 qts.) as there may be some left in the system. Check levels with the dipstick as you are refilling.


Do NOT change the on engine fuel filter unless you are having fuel problems but if you have a separate off engine fuel filter (racor or similar) it is a good idea to change that filter cartridge or element once a year...but you may want to have a mechanic show you how to do this the first time since it may involve bleeding the lines on the engine.
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Cam, yes there is an off engine fuel filter a racor. It is difficult to change the element?
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Does the Racor look like this:
with a spin off oil filter type cartridge...or like this:
with an unscrew T handle at the top?

In the first case...you close your fuel line, unscrew the old filter and put back on a new filter after cleaning the clear bowl out and filling the new filter with diesel and replacing the rubber gasket.
In the second case, you close fuel line, unscrew the top, remove the internal palstic filter element and put things back together while topping up the cylinder with diesel.
The big "risk" for either of these 5 minute procedures is that air gets into your fuel line and will you will need to bleed your engine system to get the air out. This is not difficult and it is explained in the manual I linked to earlier...but it is nice to have someone show you how to do it the first time.
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