Thread: DIY oil change
03-19-2014, 09:01 PM #1
DIY oil change
I've always done my own oil changes on my Honda. I usually let it run on the hose to warm the oil for at least 10 min plus it's necessary to fill the dry sump oil tank. No issues in 500+ hours doing this.
From what I understand I can't do this with my Sea-Doo because it will damage the Carbon Seal. Do most of y'all just suck out the oil cold?
03-19-2014, 09:15 PM #2
It's a pain sucking out cold oil. I do it after I get back from riding.
03-19-2014, 09:37 PM #3
Yeah I figured that's probably what I will need to do. What's the average life expectancy on a Carbon seal?
03-19-2014, 11:59 PM #4
Depends a lot on how well your engine and drive line are lined up. I've got a little over 200+ hrs on mine and no leaks..
03-20-2014, 01:35 AM #5
As mentioned make sure oil is warmed up, I had problems with the suction line softening and collapsing. After bring the hoses to a hose supply the counter help told me he would use air brakes lines which are teflon lined which worked great even after placing an A/C fitting on the tank and using my vacuum pump sure beats the hand pump.
As for the seal alignment forget eyeballing it, get a dial micrometer and holder from Harbor Freight (cheap made in China stuff) and eliminate any shaft miss-alignment, the dial movement makes 'seeing' a miss alignment easy and accurate. Don't forget to re-check it occasionally and re-torque engine fasteners. Ed
03-20-2014, 02:25 PM #6
04-07-2014, 10:42 PM #7
04-08-2014, 06:52 AM #8
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We have run skis for as long as 30 minutes on the hose without issues, by simply spraying water up against the carbon seal and ride plate. Even if I run a ski on the hose for a few minutes, I do the same thing. You just need a hose Y valve to split the water supply.
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