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Old 03-09-2011, 05:27 AM
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Oil change and K&N Filter

Hey all,

I recently imported a 2008TT Prostar to Australia with low hours and from reputable seller. The boat is nothing but brilliant and logged 50hrs very quickly, so I changed oil and filter last weekend - very easy job, how good are Mastercraft's!

Question is, I was surprised that the oil looked like it had done some work in that 50hrs and was wondering when others change their oil? Ski speeds are ranging from 28mph-36mph and some barefooting for fun as well!

The other question was does anyone change or service the K&N filter at 50hrs as well? If so how?

Thanks,

Mike
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:20 AM
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Hey all,

I recently imported a 2008TT Prostar to Australia with low hours and from reputable seller. The boat is nothing but brilliant and logged 50hrs very quickly, so I changed oil and filter last weekend - very easy job, how good are Mastercraft's!

Question is, I was surprised that the oil looked like it had done some work in that 50hrs and was wondering when others change their oil? Ski speeds are ranging from 28mph-36mph and some barefooting for fun as well!

The other question was does anyone change or service the K&N filter at 50hrs as well? If so how?

Thanks,

Mike
The question would be how long ago did the previous owner change the oil? Otherwise since you dont always get all of the old oil out the new oil mixes quickly and will change color rather fast so I wouldnt worry to much, unless it is black after 5hrs of use or milky then something might be up.

The K & N should last you more then 50hrs easy, I dont re oil the one on my car until 3000 miles or so and that gets filled with bugs, dust, pollen, you name it. I think you are ok for a while.

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Old 03-09-2011, 10:31 AM
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50hrs is the reccomended change interval, so you're good there. The oil does not look new coming out at 50hrs, doesn't look like I drained it out of my diesel or anything, but it's definately used.
Change the trans oil as well if you're not sure when it was last changed.
I cleaned and oiled the K&N air filter once on my '96 just because and never touched it again. Haven't touched the 06, looks like new still. IMO, unless you're boating in a dusty environment , it stays clean almost indefinately.
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