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Old 09-16-2008, 03:40 PM
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Oil Grade and Filter

My '95 Prostar 205 (Indmar) owners manual does not say the recommended Oil Grade nor filter. I could probably figure it out, but my boat is 100 miles away in storage. I want to winterize with an oil change and need to buy the supplies before I go. Anyone know what I am supposed to use?

Also, where is the drain hole located to drain the water from the engine block.

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Old 09-16-2008, 04:17 PM
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As far as oil goes, EVERYBODY will tell you something different. The oil discussion makes for very long threads. 10w-30 or 20w-50 in any decent oil will be good. Some wear by diesel motor oil. I personally would not go for cheap-o bulk oil. It's more important to change it regularly (50 hours or once a season). Personally, I use Pennsoil or Valvoline.

For the filter, do you have the Ford or Chevy block? Standard auto filter for each will be fine (Anything but Fram).

For your drain plugs, see page 52.
http://www.mastercraft.com/files/man...roSport205.pdf

And follow the checklist in the manual or here:
http://www.easttxskier.com/articles.html
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:03 PM
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Which do you prefer: Fluid extractor of Drill Pump. Haven't used either. I understan how Fluid extractor work, but the drill pump baffles me.

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Old 09-16-2008, 08:19 PM
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Why not drop the drain line from the oil pan thru the bottom plug hole under the engine after removing the plug and let it gravity drain into a 4 qt. plus container after you warm up the engine or pump from the drain hose? Why bother pumping it out and getting the tube hung in the dipstick tube and all the mess?

As in Owners Manual, http://www.mastercraft.com/files/man...roSport205.pdf , page 43.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:14 AM
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Which do you prefer: Fluid extractor of Drill Pump. Haven't used either. I understan how Fluid extractor work, but the drill pump baffles me.

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Steve
Don't waste your time or money on the drill pump. I have a fluid extractor that works great, and has many more uses around the shop. But, you can just drain out the drain hose through the drain plug.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:42 AM
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I personally use the Napa Gold #1069 filter and Valvoline VR1 20w 50. Again there have been looooong threads about this. The conclusion I came to is that pre-98 non LT1 motors still had flat tappet cams and will more than likely benefit from an oil with ZDDP which many oils no longer use. VR1 still has it.

The oil filter debate is a little more cut and dry. There are a lot of filters out there that are sh!t (Fram comes to mind) while Wix/Napa and Motocraft filters are generally considered to be at the very top of the heap.

I just drop my hose out of the drain plug and let it drain via gravity. If the oil is warm it only takes about 5 minutes.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:08 PM
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LT1 or standard?

Have you looked under the engine to see if you already have a drain line attached to the oil pan? If so, you just run the hose down through the center hull drain and drain the oil into a bucket, gravity fed. Be sure to warm the engine up before draining. Pretty easy though.

Here is a thread discussing the VR1 and Diesel:

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=25450
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I personally use the Napa Gold #1069 filter and 3W30 Syn.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:12 PM
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I personally use 3W30 Syn.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:34 PM
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It gets better i use 0W20 in my cars and trucks..........

( every change at 10k i send out sample for testing )

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