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Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By MCMIKE
Thanks X45fun, We started the boat yesterday no...

Thanks X45fun, We started the boat yesterday no problem AND I am going to take you up on your advice of many oil changes in the first 10 hours, looking for pieces of that plastic tube in the oil....
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By MCMIKE
I'm just going to leave it in there and see how...

I'm just going to leave it in there and see how it goes. I'll let this board know if any problems come from having 29 inches of plastic syphon tube in my oil pan.
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By MCMIKE
Bust out another thousand I do not have!! :( I'm...

Bust out another thousand I do not have!! :( I'm just going to go for it, hoping nothing happens. I'll keep this forum updated as to how my 1998 PS 190 runs with 29 inches of plastic syphone hose in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By MCMIKE
Thank you to everyone for all your help on this,...

Thank you to everyone for all your help on this, sharing your thoughts and ideas really helped me think through this. Thanks!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By MCMIKE
JerseyDave , Philscbx, Wtrskr, if you search my...

JerseyDave , Philscbx, Wtrskr, if you search my name on here you will see I posted about this twice in my panic. I replied in that other post about this, that I'm having the engine pulled so a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By MCMIKE
FRANK! I've decided to pull the motor! I never...

FRANK! I've decided to pull the motor! I never tried fishing around the drain tube hole with a hooked coat hanger. I'm just going to have the motor pulled at a very good shop I know. I was quoted a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By MCMIKE
Frank, I'm thinking to remove the oil drain tube...

Frank, I'm thinking to remove the oil drain tube and try hooking it with a piece of coat hanger. Wish me luck.
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By MCMIKE
Jersey Dave, Wish me luck, I'm going to give that...

Jersey Dave, Wish me luck, I'm going to give that grabber and a hook a try. @Philscbx I'd sure like to see that video of how you speed drain the oil.
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By MCMIKE
Frank, What do you think about removing the drain...

Frank, What do you think about removing the drain plug and trying to reach it with a grabber? Do you think that sounds like a good idea?
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By MCMIKE
Frank, Please let your imagination go. I have not...

Frank, Please let your imagination go. I have not yet tried to start the motor.
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By MCMIKE
It's in the pan. We removed and replaced the dip...

It's in the pan. We removed and replaced the dip stick tube.
MY GUESS is that it is where the dip stick tube meets the bottom of the oil pan.
We have drained the oil and added 5 quarts. On the dip...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By MCMIKE
Help! Plastic syphon tube broke off in oil pan?

I'm a new boat owner of a used 1998 MC Pro Star.
My friend ran a plastic syphon tube down my dip stick to pump out the oil.
It got stuck and pulling and twisting IT BROKE OFF IN THE OIL PAN.
IS IT...
Forum: Other 05-07-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,428
Posted By MCMIKE
I paddleboard. Bought mine last year. It cost...

I paddleboard. Bought mine last year. It cost $1,200. and that included the paddle.
It's a great sport very relaxing, you can have a lot of fun on them. SurfTech is a good brand.
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By MCMIKE
WELL! I just discoverd this exact same problem is...

WELL! I just discoverd this exact same problem is discussed on this forum in July 2009.
You can find it searching Team Talk "Oil syphon hose stuck in the pan"
In the artical the guy gets lucky and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By MCMIKE
The plastic tube broke off somewhere inside of...

The plastic tube broke off somewhere inside of the oil pan.
We then discoverd that the boat has an oil tube/plug to drain the oil.
We now have the oil changed, but we have about a foot or so of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By MCMIKE
I'm in Stony Brook. It would be great to meet...

I'm in Stony Brook. It would be great to meet your friend as he skis and is on Long Island.
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By MCMIKE
THANK YOU! We tried that pulling and twisting...

THANK YOU! We tried that pulling and twisting motion. I guess just get back there and try it again. Grease rudder with grease gun, download owners manual. I'll get back to you with how it went later....
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By MCMIKE
Help! Oil Change drain tube stuck down dip stick

My friend was trying to change the oil on my recently purchased 1998 MC Pro Star 190 by sliding a platic tube down the dip stick tube with the intent of pumping the oil out from there. BUT the...
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