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02/09/2016

DIY AMSOIL Synthetic Oil and Filter Change in Clackamas

The one rule of advice every engine manufacturer says is that every engine needs aAMSOIL synthetic oil and filter change at least once a year. Some of us don’t find the time to take the boat to the shop to change the synthetic oil and filter, but as you will see, this is something that can be done at home in Clackamas, if you follow the rules and safety precautions.

DIY Synthetic Marine Oil and Filter Change Deals Near Me

Get a drain pan and use it as the object that holds the old inboard motor oil. You can also drain the old inboard motor oil into a garbage or plastic bag as long as it doesn't have any holes that would cause the old oil to leak. Also, the oil from the inboard motor will be slightly hot, so make sure the bags are thick and doubled. Remove the drain plug, then insert a hose that fits perfectly in the opening and use that to drain the old inboard motor oil. Some engines don’t come with a drain plug; in that case, use a pump to drain the inboard motor oil from the engine, through the dip stick.

AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil Change and a Cleaner Engine

The main thing to remember when changing inboard synthetic oil is that it should be warm when draining. Cold oil won’t flow as easy. So, keep the engine running for a while before changing the synthetic oil. Also, oil is stagnant when old, and all the chemicals and dirt you want to remove will be settled at the bottom. Running the engine makes sure the oil is moving, and the dirt is unsettled making the cleaning more efficient as all the dirt is removed along with the old inboard motor oil. Remember to wrap a thick material or a towel around the container that is holding the used warm oil, so as not to be burned by the hot oil, resulting in serious scalding and injuries.

Frequency and Change Intervals of an AMSOIl Synthetic Marine Oil Change in Clackamas

It is recommended to change the AMSOIL synthetic oil and filter every time you change the synthetic oil. Whatever the type of filter, they typically can be screwed off. After replacing the new oil filter, make sure it is tight enough, as to not leak. Usually hand-tightening them is sufficient, but using an oil filter wrench will give it a little more tightness. The engine manuals will help you through the last stage of the oil changing process because they would have provided the API rating and the oil viscosity. Unscrew the container of AMSOIL Synthetic Marine Oil, hold it directly over the opening of the engine and pour it in using a hose or funnel to avoid splashing on yourself or on the engine exterior. This makes the job cleaner. Make sure you use plenty of oil absorbent materials or pads when changing inboard motor oils to keep the job clean and tight

Marine Engines, Boating Requirements, and Laws in Oregon

Oregon has joined more than 40 states with educational requirements for operating a boat or PWC on state waters. All Boaters in Oregon are now required to take a boating safety course and carry a boater education card at all times when operating a motorboat over ten hp. This means safer waters for all.

Boater Safety Education Program

You must complete and pass an Oregon–approved online boating license course. Once you accomplish this, you will have satisfied the educational requirement for Oregon. You are required by law to carry the Boater Education Card. Children under 12 years of age are ineligible to take the boat safety exam.

Law Enforcement and Marine Maintenance in Oregon

Oregon's law enforcement officers patrol the waterways to keep them safe and clean for everyone. Cooperate with authorities by following the laws and guidelines. Carry your Boater Education Card on board the vessel and have it available for inspection by an enforcement officer at any time. Not carrying your Boater Education Card when one is required can result in a fine.The Boater Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed a boating safety course approved by the state of Oregon. Since the boater education card does not expire and does not need to be renewed, it is not called a boating license.

Synthetic Oil Change in Clackamas

Call (503) 329-9004 to speak with Bill Rigdon AMSOIL Dealer and learn about the benefits of synthetic oilFor the best AMSOIL synthetic oil in Clackamas, Bill Rigdon is the right choice.
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