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Old 23-10-2017, 14:16   #1
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Oil Change Stupidity

As part of the annual pre-winter layup process, an oil change was in order.

I brought all the stuff below while the engine warmed up, then when it was warmed shut it down. I put on gloves and took off my sweatshirt. I placed the funnel upright over the injectors. Took out the dipstick and pumped out the oil. Changed the filter.

That's done. Good. Almost done. I twisted the cap off the fresh oil and started pouring it into the funnel.

Hey...the funnel is not in the right location! I'm pouring oil all over the engine! Quickly I stopped up the funnel with my finger while simultaneously pulling off the rear engine hatch and unscrewed the cap for the valve cover, then stuck the half-full funnel in.

What a mess. Did I mention that I've had this boat for 23 years and have done at least 23 oil changes?
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Old 23-10-2017, 14:25   #2
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You were merely applying a corrosion preventative to the engine exterior.
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Old 23-10-2017, 14:31   #3
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No one is perfect. We are all just a moment's lapse away from a boner, even the most ever-vigilant, perfect-sailor, disapproving posters you'll ever hear from on CF. Don't beat yourself up, Tetepare. We salute you for changing your own oil!
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No one is perfect. We are all just a moment's lapse away from a boner, even the most ever-vigilant, perfect-sailor, disapproving posters you'll ever hear from on CF. Don't beat yourself up.
Uh, you and I must be in different generations. Anymore Iím happy when I get one.
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Uh, you and I must be in different generations. Anymore Iím happy when I get one.

LOL! And not a fake lol...I really LOL'd at that one.
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Re: Oil Change Stupidity

Have done that also and it's real PITA to clean up the spilled oil. Engine paint is stil bright and shiny so don't need corrosion protection. Found a long necked funnel that makes adding oil a lot less prone to spillage. Still have to be careful that it's pointed in the right direction but a lot less chance of a screw up.
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We are all human and make our mistakes. Some people are just more willing to admit to them.
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Did I mention that I've had this boat for 23 years and have done at least 23 oil changes?
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What, you're supposed to use a funnel?!?
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Not too long ago I was changing oil in my truck. I set the first gallon down as it was empty and grabbed the second.
That was when I noticed the little river of oil.
I had forgotten to replace the plug, and threw away 1gl of Shell Rotella T6
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Oh to be able to make these small(ish) inexpensive mistakes; mine are usually the expensive ones; I get the cheap thing right
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Uh, you and I must be in different generations. Anymore Iím happy when I get one.
Ha, ha, ha!
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Beer for breakfast rarely leads to good decisions Tete Ö trust me, I know .
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Not too long ago I was changing oil in my truck. I set the first gallon down as it was empty and grabbed the second.
That was when I noticed the little river of oil.
I had forgotten to replace the plug, and threw away 1gl of Shell Rotella T6
I can remember when that would have only cost you five bucks.
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Beer for breakfast rarely leads to good decisions Tete Ö trust me, I know .
You drinking NA beer?
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