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Manual has no info on do it yourself oil change. Can oil be changed without removing upper body? The manual says first change at 50 hours. I don't want to wait that long. What about pumping out from fill and replacing oil but waiting until 50 hours for filter and oil?
 

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Manual has no info on do it yourself oil change. Can oil be changed without removing upper body? The manual says first change at 50 hours. I don't want to wait that long. What about pumping out from fill and replacing oil but waiting until 50 hours for filter and oil?
Im going to do mine at 5 hours and remove the upper body...but I am also going to use that time to...

1. Install a bilge pump kit for additional piece of mind
2. Put the stainless washers on it
3. Install top secret hidden kill switch
4. Spray the whole motor and inside down with fluid film
5. Change the oil filter as well
6. Take a mental note of the general set up so I can see how difficult certain things will be to replace...especially the ones that tend to be a pita like the starter and stator...

I would think the basic reasoning for doing the early oil change would be remove any possible metal shavings from the break in period...I feel like sucking it through the top might not get that stuff out of the oil pan...
 

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I did the fluid film without removal using their spray wand. Worked quite well putting wand in left panel and oil fill access. I would love to hear from people who have done oil change. Can't see harm in doing it at a few hours by pumping it out without filter change until season end.
 

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Im going to do mine at 5 hours and remove the upper body...
I would think the basic reasoning for doing the early oil change would be remove any possible metal shavings from the break in period...I feel like sucking it through the top might not get that stuff out of the oil pan...
It looks to me like the only way to drain it is a pump in the oil fill /dipstick.
That's pretty typical on marine engines. Already own and electric oil change pump. It also looks to me like the oil filter can probably be changed without removing the top deck. No usable info in the manual. They want you to get the dealer to do it. I would love to hear from someone who is already done this.
 

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Oil change is done through the dipstick tube by sucking out the oil , the oil filter is changed by unscrewing the cap with a rag wrapped around the housing , all this information is in the shop manual.
 

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I've already change the oil on ours. It is very easy to do as long as you have the right tools. You will need an oil extractor to syphon the oil through the dipstick tube. You will also need an inverted torx socket to remove the oil filter cap. I'm not sure what size but I will try and look tonight. I'd highly recommend picking up or downloading a service manual if you plan on doing any maintenance yourself. One thing I did notice is that the service manual PDF I have calls for just under 2 quarts of oil when you do an oil change. But I needed slightly more than 2 quarts. So make sure you pick-up 3 quarts when changing the oil.
 

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I've already change the oil on ours. It is very easy to do as long as you have the right tools. You will need an oil extractor to syphon the oil through the dipstick tube. You will also need an inverted torx socket to remove the oil filter cap. I'm not sure what size but I will try and look tonight. I'd highly recommend picking up or downloading a service manual if you plan on doing any maintenance yourself. One thing I did notice is that the service manual PDF I have calls for just under 2 quarts of oil when you do an oil change. But I needed slightly more than 2 quarts. So make sure you pick-up 3 quarts when changing the oil.
Thanks so much. Did you need new gaskets and if so how many? The size of the inverted torque would be helpful.did you have to hit the starter at all to get all oil into the pan?
 

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There isn't any new gaskets you should need. There is an o-ring around the top of the oil filter cover. But you should be able to reuse it for your first oil change.

The oil filter cover bolts take an E8 inverted torx socket.

I did siphon as much oil as I could and then hold the throttle wide open and crank the engine over a few times to try and get as much oil as I could like the service manual says. If you crank the engine over to do this, make sure you hold the throttle wide open when your cranking so that the engine wont start.
 

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This is great info..thanks guys...I guess the only way to do it is to suck it through the dipstick...

my vx110s have a screw on the bottom of the motor that you can use to drain out oil...its not listed in the yamaha service manual because it doesn't exist because its some kind of coast guard violation...but yet its there lol...
 

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I'm a little concerned about holding the throttle wide open and cranking the starter. I know that is not supposed to start. Is that something that I can try before I remove all the oil just to feel confident. And how long do you hold it when you crank it?
 

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Yes, you can try it before you drain the oil. You need to hold the throttle open the whole time you are cranking the engine over. Just make sure you hold the throttle open before you start to crank it over. And I would only turn it over for 2-3 seconds.
 

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The easiest time to change the oil is when the motors warm!
If you come back from the water and siphon within 30 minutes the oil will empty quickly and more completely because it is still warm and flows better!
 

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The easiest time to change the oil is when the motors warm!
If you come back from the water and siphon within 30 minutes the oil will empty quickly and more completely because it is still warm and flows better!
This is very true, true for basically all engines, best way to drain it.
 

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Yes, it is always easier to drain the oil when the engine is warm. I usually just flush the engine for a minute or two before doing an oil change to get the engine warm. It isn't recommended to run the engine longer than 2 minutes while flushing because you can damage the drive-line seal since there is no water to cool it.
 

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I am going to take it to the dealer for the first change. Just so they cant say anything about the ski if I need to bring it in for anything. Will probably do it at 25hrs.
 

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Your better off ordering from Amazon. I have the one above and it works great on jet skies.
 

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oil filter location

Im fixing to do my 25 hr oil change for the first time . Where exactly is the oil filter located at? Is it behind the engine access cover that has the black cap on the side of the motor that has the 3 star head bolts? Or does the whole top need to come off to get to it? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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Im fixing to do my 25 hr oil change for the first time . Where exactly is the oil filter located at? Is it behind the engine access cover that has the black cap on the side of the motor that has the 3 star head bolts? Or does the whole top need to come off to get to it? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Yes, that is the oil filter cover behind the access panel, all basic maintenance can be done without removing the top deck, Brp isn't requiring the oil to be changed the first time until 100 hrs on the spark engines (yes 100 hrs for first service), and after that it is once a year or 100 hrs which ever comes first, it is 50 hrs on all other engines this year
 
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