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Old 11-07-2004, 12:37 PM
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The up-side-down oil filter on the Mercruiser engines was designed to bring the oil filter closer to the top/front area of the engine for easier access with oil & filter changes. Every one of these filters that I have ever removed was pretty much empty when it came off, because it is up-side down vertically. The minor amount of oil droplets lost sure outweighs the bilge crawling in years past. My .02. Ed
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Old 11-07-2004, 01:06 PM
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Un-necessary thru hull fittings below the waterline.
Hour meters wired to run with accesories on vs. actual engine running time.
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Old 11-07-2004, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Too Old
Electric activated hatch lifts with batteries mounted in the bilge and no provision for the dead battery scenario....
I dealt with that problem by adding "jumper wires" under the rear seat. That way I could always energize the circuit that had the engine hatch connected to it......
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Old 11-07-2004, 05:43 PM
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Ford still builds a V-12
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Old 11-07-2004, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by GLH
Punch the top of your filters so it will drain before taking them off. Now if they're sideways like mine your screwed every wich way!

Do yourselves a favor and mount the enitre oil filter assembly on the port side transom and be done with it! Never makes a mess when changing. Or, if you have twin engines and can't get back there, mount them on the bulkhead of the back seat. I've seen it done both ways.

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Old 11-07-2004, 08:27 PM
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Auto Bilge Pump Float Switches that do not float. Check this thread out:
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