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heypops
05-05-2010, 05:45 PM
Hey Guys,
New to mastercraft....Just bought 1994 Prostar 190 for the family.

Would like some links to general maintenance (oil & filter change DIY, Transmission change ??does it have one....OH how baby rabbit am I ??) operating tips.

thanks

pops (aka: George P. Burdell)

broncotw
05-05-2010, 05:49 PM
Welcome aboard...... You will find everything you need here..... The members here are colorful and always helpful.....

Jim@BAWS
05-05-2010, 05:49 PM
Hey Guys,
New to mastercraft....Just bought 1994 Prostar 190 for the family.

Would like some links to general maintenance (oil & filter change DIY, Transmission change ??does it have one....OH how baby rabbit am I ??) operating tips.

thanks

pops (aka: George P. Burdell)


Oil GOOD 20/50 weight
Standard Chevy 350 FILTER (Old Tall type from Surburban Era)
CAP and ROTOR Puchase from a Dealer
Borg Warner Transmission TYPE F or FA Transmission Fluid

Corvette LT or BASE 275 HP Motor???

Jim@BAWS

76S&S
05-05-2010, 05:52 PM
Welcome aboard.

Oil changes - general rule is every 50 hours or once a year, whichever comes first.

We need pics!!!

heypops
05-05-2010, 06:01 PM
Thanks guys!!!

Motor is Base 275. Indmar.

Is there a link to how to change and fill transmission oil.

really appreciate any info. Want to be a good owner and learner !!

pops

pkskier
05-05-2010, 06:03 PM
Welcome, you will find all the information you need here. Enjoy!

76S&S
05-05-2010, 06:18 PM
Where in the SE are you and where do you boat?

thatsmrmastercraft
05-05-2010, 06:18 PM
Welcome to Team Talk and the Mastercraft family. Go to http://skidim.com/ and bookmark them for quick access. Also request a catalog. It will become your go to source for info. Next is to go to your local MC dealer and become friends with the crew there.

However, the most important part is to post lots of pictures here.

heypops
05-05-2010, 06:23 PM
Located in Gainesville, Ga. on Lake Lanier.

Just bought it !! Have not been on the lake yet !!!

east tx skier
05-05-2010, 06:28 PM
On the oil, since I don't think you have a roller cam on that tbi chevy motor, use a motor oil with sufficient zinc (ZDDP). I use Valvoline VR-1 20W50 on my flat tappet Ford.

Thrall
05-05-2010, 07:49 PM
Get yourself one of those drill motor operated pumps ($10 at Napa). Rig up some hardware store fittings to screw it into the oil drain hose (coming up from the oil pan). Use that to suck out the motor oil. If you open up a hole in the hull to run the hose out to drain, it'll take forever and in my experience not all teh oil comes out, not sure why).
Put a 2' piece of hose on that same pump to suck out the trans fluid, no filter to change. Suck out as much as you can and re-fill. If it's dirty or has water in it, maybe do that a few times. Once it's clean, it will still look like new even after a 50hr season. I do it once a year when I change the oil before winter layup.
Oil, I use 15W40 diesel oil, like Delo or rotella, for the engine. Napa Gold 1069 oil filter.
Type F trans fluid.
Cap and Rotor, take them to Napa.......or the MC dealer.

TayMC197
05-05-2010, 07:52 PM
Welcome aboard, I find Skidim.com to be very helpful in ordering regular replacement items.

I have a 92 190, so I'm very familiar with your ride.

slickwater1
05-05-2010, 08:43 PM
I also am a prostar 190 owner. mine is the 93 with the ford. most things I get from NAPA but skidim is also awesome when it comes to customer service.

CruisinGA
05-06-2010, 10:26 AM
pops (aka: George P. Burdell)

Didn't know George had a boat :D

Nice to see another Ramblin Wreck on TT :toast:

91prostar
05-06-2010, 11:35 AM
I am also new here, just bought a 1991 Tristar 190 , it is turning into quite a project. i have put it in the water but it takes in quite a bit of water. Removed the floor panels and rode around, looks like I have a crack in the bilge that is seaping and the stuffing box is squirting, I will post some pics of the bilge to see if anyone has any suggestions...
Heypops I am also on lanier so maybe we can help each other....
I have always wanted to own a MC and look forward to learning from all you gurus!!

83SuperSlot
05-06-2010, 02:01 PM
Sorry to hear that about the bilge... good luck with your project!

heypops
05-06-2010, 07:54 PM
Thanks to everyone who posted info for my 1994 ProStar 190

I am so new as not to know the fluid specs or change intervals.

Here are the recommendations that were given.

Please, comments, concerns or additions are welcome


Oil:
20/50 weight, use a motor oil with sufficient zinc (ZDDP) Valvoline (VR-1 20W50)
15W40 diesel oil, like Delo or rotella, for the engine.

Oil changes - general rule is every 50 hours or once a year, whichever comes first

Oil Filter:
Napa Gold 1069 oil filter
Standard Chevy 350 FILTER (Old Tall type from Surburban Era)

Ignition Parts:
CAP and ROTOR Puchase from a Dealer

Transmission:
Borg Warner Transmission
TYPE F or FA Transmission Fluid

thanks to all who contributed

G.P Burdell

TMCNo1
05-06-2010, 08:47 PM
This owners manual pdf may also be of assistance, http://www.mastercraft.com/files/manuals/1994_OwnersManual-PS190-PS205-ProSport205.pdf, found inside the Knowledge Center at the top left of every Team Talk page, http://www.mastercraft.com/knowledge

Chicago190
05-06-2010, 09:16 PM
Oil:
20/50 weight, use a motor oil with sufficient zinc (ZDDP) Valvoline (VR-1 20W50)
15W40 diesel oil, like Delo or rotella, for the engine.


You have a 94, so it's fuel injected, which means it has a GM motor. ZDDP oil only matters for the Ford engines with flat tappet cams. Any marine or diesel 15W-40 or 20W-50 is fine.