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RobertT
08-29-2005, 04:32 PM
I would like to have a clymers type book on how to/tips on general maintenance.

As an example, I have changed the oil in cars/trucks/equipment a thousand times, but have not yet had the need in my boat.

A step by step how to would be great. Should you use a pump? etc.

Same with the tranny, what to look for and how to maintain.

How about rudder/steering lube and adjustment.

Winterizing.

Packing maintenance.

You get the picture.

I am sure its all easy, but its always nice to have a few insiders tips.

Is there any such animal out there? Website?

Workin' 4 Toys
08-29-2005, 05:51 PM
I would like to have a clymers type book on how to/tips on general maintenance.

As an example, I have changed the oil in cars/trucks/equipment a thousand times, but have not yet had the need in my boat.

A step by step how to would be great. Should you use a pump? etc.

Same with the tranny, what to look for and how to maintain.

How about rudder/steering lube and adjustment.

Winterizing.

Packing maintenance.

You get the picture.

I am sure its all easy, but its always nice to have a few insiders tips.

Is there any such animal out there? Website?
Do you have a service manual for your boat?

RobertT
08-29-2005, 06:06 PM
Why.....no....I dont.

Didn't know they made such an animal. Are they available online somewhere?

Workin' 4 Toys
08-29-2005, 06:15 PM
Why.....no....I dont.

Didn't know they made such an animal. Are they available online somewhere?
What year is yours?

RobertT
08-29-2005, 06:30 PM
2004 X7, but I would guess that anything close would give me the general information needed to do the normal maintenance/fluid changes that I mentioned.

any ideas?

I think I might "document" the first time I do one of them and make a post about it for future newbies that might want to change something themselves for the first time.

I spent half my life working on engines out of necessity (couldn't afford to have the dealer do it), I have rebuilt several engines in the back yard using a come-along to pull the motor from an overhead tree...I am not clueless and have all the tools...but a little help would be great.