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I've had one of those days.

Doing a simple oil and filter change so head to the chandlery for oil and filters.

Start with the Racor which should take precisely 3 seconds to change the filter.

But theres gunk in the bowl. So I open the stupid reverse direction valve to clear it, but the gunk won't come out. So I pull the whole Racor out - who mounts them there? And pull it apart and clean it but cant get to all the gunk so unscrew the plastic bolt in the side of the bowl.

Plastic bolt breaks.

Back to the chandlery for an $11 plastic Racor bolt.
Fix fuel system, and final fuel filter and run engine to make sure fuel is OK and warm the oil for extraction.
Pump out the oil, replace with new oil... THEN realise I didnt change the bloody oil filter!
Pump out the cold new oil now mixed with old oil.
Back to the chandlery 3 time in a day for more oil.

Wasted $30 of oil.

:rolleyes:

BOATS! :mad:
 

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Hey,

Why couldn't you just change the oil filter? Why did you have to pump out the new oil?

Barry
Hi Barry,

If i unscrewed the oil filter I would have lost all the oil into the engine pan. So I had to pump it out anyway.

When I did the oil looked pretty murkey... It was definitly at the 150 hours, maybe a few seconds more, so I opted for a new gallon of oil.

So now I have a gallon with about 2 cups old oil in it. Being loath to waste that much money I am wondering what to do with it.

Any ideas?

Mark
 
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