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Old 11-18-2017, 01:10 PM
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First Oil Change

Quick question.. Can you use the engine flush connect on the back of the transom to attach a hose and run the water so I can run my engine on a trailer? I have a 17 NXT22 and the winter intake under the boat is too big for fake a lake. Just want to heat up my oil so I can do my first oil change myself
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:16 PM
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Typically the first oil change is free, unless you’re crazy far from the dealer and it doesn’t make sense to drive.
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:30 PM
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I spent $240 for my first “free” oil change.. No thanks, this is why I’m trying to figure it out myself now!! Not to mention as a boat owner, I feel like I should have some general knowledge as to how to take care of my own boat.
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:56 PM
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There has to be some kind of fake a lake for it right?? How else would the dealers do the fluid changes?
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Old 11-19-2017, 08:15 AM
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Quick question.. Can you use the engine flush connect on the back of the transom to attach a hose and run the water so I can run my engine on a trailer? I have a 17 NXT22 and the winter intake under the boat is too big for fake a lake. Just want to heat up my oil so I can do my first oil change myself
I used this and it worked great on '17 NXT22
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Old 11-19-2017, 08:59 AM
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I pull the hose of the thru-hull and run it off a large bucket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgkFekf18uI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE9PfH7rfro



To me, a fake o lake has a chance to fall over/off which I know has happened to more then one TT member.
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:23 PM
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I pull the hose of the thru-hull and run it off a large bucket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgkFekf18uI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE9PfH7rfro



To me, a fake o lake has a chance to fall over/off which I know has happened to more then one TT member.
Agree, my daughter stays in boat while i stay out and make sure nothing goes wrong.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:32 PM
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I use the Perko Flush Pro now. Used to use a home made fake-a-lake. After reading the advise on here, I wanted something more reliable. I actually found mine used on Craigslist, so I got a great deal. I added a shutoff valve between the Flush Pro and the hose, so I can control the flow from in the boat.
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:02 PM
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Which engine do you have?
I have the 5500 and plan to use the flush connection for feeding the engine with raw water.
The manual says that is where you can pump antifreeze in, as long as you have positive pressure. So I would assume that will work as a raw water feed, as long as you have enough pressure from a garden house. Tricky part is you cant see how much water is being used, unlike the bucket method.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:33 PM
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You absolutely can use the engine flush on the back. I did my '17 X23 myself and it is a piece of cake. It was also the first oil change I've ever done on anything big.

One thing I will suggest is to get a pump for the oil unless you have plenty of time to spare. The ilmor manual says to fish the oil drain hose out the transom drain plug to drain the oil but it is sloooooow. It probably took 1.5 hours just to drain half the oil, and I let the boat run long enough (10ish minutes) to heat up the oil. Since my boat is at a dry storage facility, I left and came back the next day to finish everything up. I will have a pump for the next oil change!
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