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post #31 of 34 Old 04-15-2010
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FWIW, sounds like the OP was using a Fram filter, probably not a good idea in a marine diesel unless the manual specifies such a filter, which I would doubt. You should only use filters listed in the manual, which of course are often those sold by the manufacturer at exorbitant prices. The automotive filter may fit, but they are not equivalent components. (I wonder what the warrantee says on this issue...)

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An alternative to the hand pumped vacuum collector is a 5-gallon plastic paint pail with two plastic fittings in the lid, one sized for a hose to match the dip-stick tube or if one has a built-in sump pump as does our Perkins 4-108, the nozzel on the pump and the second sized for the hose from a small shop vac. Ideally, the fitting connected to the engine should have a spout on the inside of the lid of the pail that extends a foot or so into the pail but I'm not certain that's entirely necessary. With this arrangement, one can warm the engine for a moment or two, insert the drain hose in the dip-stick tube or connect it up to the sump-pump nozzel and in two minutes or less suction out the used oil which is nicely confined to the 5-gallon pail. In our case, once the pick-up doesn't seem to be pulling any more oil, I usually open the drain plug on the front bottom of the pan and insert the intak nozzel there, moving it around by hand, which seems to pull another 1/2 quart or so, and any sludge, from the very bottom of the pan.

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Sailhog has an excellent idea. If I may add you can invest in some good (not Russian POS) NVG's so at night you can recon again (what you looked at in the day) places to dump your oil. Maybe the boat that has a noisy dog or loud kids.....

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I changed my oil the other day. There is a large drip pan under my engine. I just drained the oil into the pan, then pumped it out with a brass oil pump. They draw well without that little skinny tube. I store the now messy pump in an auto oil pan in the back of the engine compartment.
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