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Old 05-14-2017, 11:48 PM
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Changing oil

First time Mastercraft owner, looking to change oil in 2002 X5 I purchased. I can't find any diagrams online I guess due to proprietary information, but I did manage to find the oil filter and what I thought was the drain(first pic). Pulled what I thought was drain and nothing but water came out..I also found a tube at the bottom (next pic) which I am now thinking is the oil drain, can you tell me if I am right and what I accidentally drained? Thanks.
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Old 05-14-2017, 11:56 PM
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Tube out of the bottom is the drain.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:01 AM
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First time Mastercraft owner, looking to change oil in 2002 X5 I purchased. I can't find any diagrams online I guess due to proprietary information, but I did manage to find the oil filter and what I thought was the drain(first pic). Pulled what I thought was drain and nothing but water came out..I also found a tube at the bottom (next pic) which I am now thinking is the oil drain, can you tell me if I am right and what I accidentally drained? Thanks.
If I am looking at it right you pulled one of your plugs to drain the block of water for winterization and such on the first pic. The tube with the brass plug on the end is the oil drain for mine and should be for yours. Don't quote me I would hate to be responsible if it is not but I would have a hard time thinking that it wouldn't be. Just for reference my boat is a 2000 prostar 190 with a 330 ltr engine. Fyi tighten back down the engine block drain plug if you haven't and give your bilge a cleaning while you are at it.

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Old 05-15-2017, 12:20 AM
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Just fyi that drain hose in the pic will go out your hull drain. I run the engine for 10 to 15 to get warm then use an oil pump to speed up the process.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:53 AM
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Oil pump all the way!! Get a fitting to thread onto that hose and pump the oil out. 1. it will take 5 minutes to change your oil vs hours waiting for gravity 2. less mess pumping directly into a container 3. You can change it on the water if needed. Some guys on here have some pretty fancy pumps. Here are a few options below. BTW, do not stick the tube down the dip stick and extract the oil. Many members have been on here asking for help due to the tube getting stuck. Buy the correct fitting and secure it to the tube. There should be several threads on here with pics. Hope this helps.

https://www.amazon.com/Koehler-Enter...extractor+pump

https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-7201-...extractor+pump

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-...cket--14557425

make your own with a 5 gallon buck and this pump
https://www.amazon.com/YaeTek-Excell...s=12v+oil+pump
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:46 AM
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Definitely use an extractor pump. So much easier and less messy
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:27 PM
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If the engine is warmed up the oil should completely drain out of the drain hose in under 10 minutes. Well, that's what mine does, anyway.
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:31 PM
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Definitely use an extractor pump. So much easier and less messy
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Or do like I do on my 197 and run that hose out the drain plug hole and drain it out that way. It can take awhile and be a slow drain.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:45 PM
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I bought this oil extractor from harbor freight and works perfectly (also useful for anything that needs an oil change): https://www.harborfreight.com/6-1-4-...tor-46149.html

I made a brass adapter fitting that connects directly to the hose from the oil pan. When the oil is warmed up, it'll only take 2 minutes to drain the entire pan. You can also use it to change your tranny fluid too.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:04 AM
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Like previously mentioned the hose with the brass plug on the end is the oil drain. The idea is you can run it out the rear drain plug so you won't be spilling any inside your boat. I too prefer pumping it out. It's quick and I can do it with my boat in the slip.
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