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97205LT1
09-21-2009, 09:55 PM
Have a 97' P205 LT1 purchased pre-owned. Trying to find out what oil filter it takes. Went to MC Owner's Guide however 97' is not posted. 98' does not appear to have an oil filter part number or I'm overlooking. Lastly do not recall seeing a hose come off oil pan. Was this standard on all LT1's. If not what is another method in removing the oil?

Thanks
Tom

TMCNo1
09-21-2009, 10:18 PM
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Chicago190
09-21-2009, 10:32 PM
Unlikely that there is not a hose coming off the oil pan, it was standard on your boat and there is absolutely no chance someone would want to remove it. Should be coming off the rear of the oil pan, mine extends up the port side of the motor and the end is roughly even with the motor box lifting shock.

Also, the MasterCraft manual from 96 should apply to your boat. The hull and engine are the same. I have also linked the Indmar manual for your boat.

http://www.mastercraft.com/files/manuals/1995_OwnersManual-PS190-PS205-ProSport205.pdf
http://www.indmar.com/About/ContactIndmar/Manual1994_2002web.pdf

Thrall
09-22-2009, 10:33 AM
Gotta be a drain hose from teh oil pan. Mine was tied up back on the trans. Looks like a 3/8" fuel line with a brass cap on the end.
Don't try to drain it, get a little drill operated pump and fitting(s) to suck the oil out. It woun't all drain out gravity even if you run it out the bottom of the boat.
Napa Gold 1069 filter

thatsmrmastercraft
09-22-2009, 12:41 PM
Gotta be a drain hose from teh oil pan. Mine was tied up back on the trans. Looks like a 3/8" fuel line with a brass cap on the end.
Don't try to drain it, get a little drill operated pump and fitting(s) to suck the oil out. It woun't all drain out gravity even if you run it out the bottom of the boat.
Napa Gold 1069 filter

Hey Thrall........my boat is old enough not to have the drain hose and I have the drill mounted pump which works great. Why wouldn't all the oil drain out? Isn't the oil drain located on the lowest point of the oil pan? I was planning on installing a drain kit on my boat.

Thrall
09-22-2009, 02:18 PM
Hey Thrall........my boat is old enough not to have the drain hose and I have the drill mounted pump which works great. Why wouldn't all the oil drain out? Isn't the oil drain located on the lowest point of the oil pan? I was planning on installing a drain kit on my boat.

I have no idea why it wouldn't all drain out. It may not be the same for different engines.
First oil change I did on the '96, I ran the drain hose out the raw water hole. Only got about 3-1/2 qts out of it. Let it set overnight, no more came out. Thought maybe I was just a quart low on oil before draining (just got the boat). Only took 4 qts to fill it up incl the new filter. Next time I rigged up the pump. It filled a gallon jug and then some, so about 5qts with the filter.
I'd be interested to find out why this is myself. Never looked into it because it's quicker/easier to pump it out any way.

thatsmrmastercraft
09-22-2009, 02:58 PM
I have no idea why it wouldn't all drain out. It may not be the same for different engines.
First oil change I did on the '96, I ran the drain hose out the raw water hole. Only got about 3-1/2 qts out of it. Let it set overnight, no more came out. Thought maybe I was just a quart low on oil before draining (just got the boat). Only took 4 qts to fill it up incl the new filter. Next time I rigged up the pump. It filled a gallon jug and then some, so about 5qts with the filter.
I'd be interested to find out why this is myself. Never looked into it because it's quicker/easier to pump it out any way.

I have been impressed with the pump also. Perhaps one would have to play with the height of the dolly wheel on the trailer to get the most out of the drain hose. I would be plenty happy to open the hose and let it drain while I attend to some of the other things on the To Do List, and then close it up and be done. I am a big fan of multi-tasking whenever possible.

97205LT1
09-24-2009, 08:50 PM
Many thanks to all you guys for the part numbers and information. Interesting the oil will not completly drain. I'll have to check when changing it, have a pump like mentioned to finish it off.

Thanks Again!
Tom