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    Getting the hang of it

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    Hi folks. I will be servicing my 15HP Yamaha outboard and doing the oil change, gear lube and winterization.

    Iíve done this before minus the oil as Iíve always had 2 stroke motors. The book recommends 1.6 L of oil which I have and the oil filter (yamalube kit).

    Do I fill the filter up before screwing it back on ? And Iím assuming that would count towards my 1.6 L capacity. Or will the filter pump do the work for me and dump it in the filter quick enough upon start up ?

    Thanks !


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    don't know the real answer to that, but I would fill the filter and at least let it soak in to the element before replacing, then top up accordingly

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    Unless the filter has the open side up when installing, you'll make a nice mess. Lube rubber ring on new filter with a dab of oil and install it. Add your 1.6 litres of oil and give it a quick run with the muffs on the water intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherman View Post
    Unless the filter has the open side up when installing, you'll make a nice mess. Lube rubber ring on new filter with a dab of oil and install it. Add your 1.6 litres of oil and give it a quick run with the muffs on the water intake.
    Perfect. Will do. Thanks !


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    Put the filter in dry and add your 1.6L.....check the dip stick and top up as necessary

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    same as a car.
    no right answer that I am aware of.
    personally I fill up the filter, and then lubricate the rubber ring and then spin it on. by the time I get to putting it on, the oil has soaked into the filter element and is no longer to the top of the filter. spin er on quick and it is not likely to leak more than a dribble.

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    On my 25 Yammie, I lube the threads and seal and install. Oil pump will fill the filter in seconds after start up. Same procedure for my ATV and my other vehicles. No signs of increased wear as a result.
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    I fill the filter with oil let it sit for about 15 minutes the filter will actually absorb it, then I put the filter on.
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