05-18-2014, 05:40 PM #1
do it yourself oil change question
09 PX, followed the procedure, sucked out about 3.75 quarts( provided the reading
on my vacuum pump is accurate), changed out the filter, put back in 3.75 quarts, ran engine for about 1 minute, let it sit for a 30 seconds to a minute, check level
and its barely on the dip stick. Ended up putting in the whole gallon of Seadoo
engine oil trying to get the level right. with the whole gallon in there its barely to
the first bend, how is that poosible??
05-18-2014, 06:57 PM #2
Hmmmm. I'm sure you changed the filter as well and that accounts for some additional oil...but that sounds
05-18-2014, 07:07 PM #3
05-18-2014, 10:18 PM #4
It was definitley level, i dont like running it on the hose for very long, paranoid for some reason lol. Does the oil level actually rise on the dip stick after running, as opposed to sitting for a long time?
05-19-2014, 12:07 AM #5
Have you removed the intake manifold recently? Maybe the dip stick tube isn't seated fully? Idk how that could happen as It basically has to be fully seated to fit correctly between the IM and the Head.
05-19-2014, 03:03 PM #6
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The engine will hold 5 quarts total but you usually only suck out about 3 quarts. It could have been low to begin with but then I don't know how you would have got 3.75 out?
05-19-2014, 08:42 PM #7
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Same thing on my Yamaha 2012 fx ho. Removed the old oil.. 3 1/2qts. Replaced filter and added 3.25 qts as stated in the owners manual... shows I need 1/2 qt more. Whats up with that.??
05-19-2014, 10:03 PM #8
Wasn't low to begin with either, I checked my oil level several times recently before the oil change. My thinking is I put in exactly, if not a little more then what I took out, so it can't be low. I didn't run the ski for 3 minutes and the. Do the oil change, I rode it on a river, then sucked the oil out after the 20 minute ride back home, maybe I got out more then normally is removed, and the level indicator on my vacuum pump isn't very accurate, who knows. I can can run it 3 minutes like a previous poster said, then check the level, see if it's different. I'm just suprised with the out come of something I thought to be a no brainer.
05-20-2014, 07:45 PM #9
you're right to be 'paranoid' about running your ski for a 'long period of time', as it can cook your carbon ring(seal) and then your ski sinks in a matter of seconds when it fails.
05-20-2014, 08:12 PM #10
I don't want to cook the carbon seal, that's for sure! I ran it for 3 minutes on the hose, checked it 30 seconds later, still at the first bend, I was to scared to run it any longer. Guess I'll just add a little oil, recheck it, idk what else to do lol.
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