Like Tree0Likes

A Stoopid thing when changing oil.

Reply
Old 09-16-2007, 07:35 PM
  #1
Quent
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Loudon, TN
My Boats: 2010 Lavey 2750, Whipple 1000
Posts: 237
Default A Stoopid thing when changing oil.

I just changed my oil this weekend. This is probably the 100th plus oil change for me in my 59 years. I changed the filter, drained the oil, put in the exact oil weight and the exact amount. I ran the boat for 10 minutes at idle with a few revs to check for leaks. The right things. I then ran the boat about a quarter mile just on plane, then to 3000rpm. The oil pressure buzzer came on and I immediately shut off the engine, 3 or 4 seconds.

I opened the hatch and 5 or six quarts or oil occupied every square inch of my engine compartment. I did not check my old filter to see that the "o" ring came off with the filter. Two "o" rings will not hold 75 lbs of oil pressure. Five hours later I was marginally clean and fired up again with no problems, I hope. Please always check your old filter to see that the "o" ring came off. Stoopid Quent
Quent is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 07:48 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Port Deposit, MD
My Boats: 1992 38SC
Posts: 622
Default

Sucks, but it does happen........

My brother in law trashed a 1994 F-150 (in about 1999 if I recall correctly) from the same exact thing.

Hope all turns out well, good of you to share your misfortune with others, maybe someone will avoid a similar problem.......
PJDiesel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 07:49 PM
  #3
Registered
 
UNSANE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: O-town
Posts: 1,775
Default

I did that once on my old truck, but I made a mess in the driveway idleing thankfully.
UNSANE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 08:11 PM
  #4
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,335
Default

I did that with my old ski boat and lost 5 qts. on the rug. Every time it got wet the oil came to the top and I had to change the rug. I guess I was lucky that was all I had to change. Don't worry you will never make that mistake again.
wananewboat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 08:41 PM
  #5
Registered
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Boca Raton, FL
My Boats: None
Posts: 3,682
Default

Probably THE most common mistake involving an oil change.

My friend wiped out a Lincoln Town car motor because there is no low oil pressure warning buzzer.

Consider yourself lucky you didn't lunch the engine.
Edward R. Cozzi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 08:49 PM
  #6
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 96
Default

Ed,
How are you?
Trying to sell our 400SS you survey last year, you wouldn't happen to know anyone interested?
Great Boat, just to much boat, I want to go simpler, outboards.
Kurt
DeepV is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 09:20 PM
  #7
Platinum Member
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: so. WI
My Boats: Formula
Posts: 1,562
Default

As the saying goes, there are those who have, and those who will. Good job in the shutdown and save of your engine.

One little trick that might help prevent this from happening- get in the habit of wiping of the sealing surface of the filter housing with a clean towel prior to installing the new filter- you'll notice the extra seal there at that thime if you do.
Jim
jafo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 09:24 PM
  #8
Registered
 
jayhawk261's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Tulsa, OK
My Boats: 2000 Superboat 24 Step Bottom - Fresh 501
Posts: 1,729
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jafo View Post
As the saying goes, there are those who have, and those who will. Good job in the shutdown and save of your engine.

One little trick that might help prevent this from happening- get in the habit of wiping of the sealing surface of the filter housing with a clean towel prior to installing the new filter- you'll notice the extra seal there at that thime if you do.
Jim
The wiping the seal surface is what I was taught in auto shop class in high schools many years ago. It hasn't failed me yet. I'm glad you got it shut down in time. That could have been an expensive problem. Messes are easier to deal with than broken metal!
jayhawk261 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 10:43 PM
  #9
Registered
 
MitchStellin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Grand Haven, MI USA
My Boats: Zodiac RIB
Posts: 3,124
Default

Thats nothing...I once had a 5 gal bucket full to the top, it was under my truck which was on ramps, I went to back down the ramps and left the bucket under, the truck hooked it and dumped it....5 gallons of oil in the garage floor, heading down the drain....I kept that from happening but the rest was 2 hours of work. All to save a buck and some time, now I use a garage that I trust to do it, plus 14 quarts are hard to deal with.
MitchStellin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 05:59 AM
  #10
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Kissimmee, Florida
My Boats: '88 Formula F-206 LS
Posts: 4,155
Default

Been there, done that!!!!!
Two oil changes ago on my F-250, did the same thing. Replaced the filter and I sware I looked to see if the old seal was on the filter....started it up and I could hear liquid spraying onto the driveway. Then I smelled hot oil.....pumped out 3 quarts.

You know what.....I've been changing engine oil since 1969. This is the first time I ever had it happen.
It can happen to anyone.

Last edited by Iggy; 09-17-2007 at 06:03 AM.
Iggy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mikey Likes It
General Q & A
4
03-29-2006 08:29 AM
BajaRunner
General Q & A
19
09-27-2005 08:44 PM
trader1
General Boating Discussion
14
06-25-2004 11:39 AM
PhantomChaos
General Boating Discussion
9
08-13-2003 10:44 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.