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    Default Finally

    After calling the Fuel filter every name in the book I was able to get it off. With a can of WD10-40 and a few choice words. It came off. Only problem I had, was trying to get the clear bottom off.
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    i just wrestled with mine as well. fuel water seperator the filter type without the bowl. man it was on there good. oil filter as well was pretty crunched up by the time it broke loose.

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    Heh, I had to punch a screwdriver through the oil filter to get the thing to break loose.
    Happens almost every year, but I dont overtighten it: just past hand tight. (shrug)

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    Will finish the boat off this week... Took my time this year in doing it. Lower gear until is all I have left to change.

    I'll make sure from know on I won't have the same problem with the fuel filters..
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    Gary, I had the same problem. Apparently they don't lubricate the O-ring when they spin them on (WAAAY past hand-tight). I replaced the original Yamaha filters with the RACOR's, after waiting all winter for Dewey's to get the bowls in. For future info, heard Jacovitch on Commercial Drive also carries RACOR . . .

    I won't be able to get out on the water until 5/17 . . leaving Monday out of state for business for 2 weeks . . .

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    Default Fall maintenance

    I take care of this maintenance in the fall. The crud isn't sitting, freezing, and corroding in the engine all winter.

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    SH is right. I rub a little wheel bearing grease on the O-ring prior to installation. It sure helps and any grease that gets into the fuel won't hurt anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    SH is right. I rub a little wheel bearing grease on the O-ring prior to installation. It sure helps and any grease that gets into the fuel won't hurt anything.
    I do that to pretty much anything that I screw on.
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    Man, this is a family forum, but you opened the door for a good comeback there . . . I just can't walk through it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra Hotel View Post
    Man, this is a family forum, but you opened the door for a good comeback there . . . I just can't walk through it!
    Yep I just noticed I left myself wide open.....
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    I won't go there but I do like to keep a little grease gun with the blue Yamaha waterproof grease in it handy. I saw a trick from Alan Tani's guides to reel maintenance where he cut the end off of a basketball fill needle and threaded it on his grease gun. That way you can give each screw hole a little shot of grease when putting things back together. It sure helps cut down on the corrosion whether you are working on reels or outboards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    I do that to pretty much anything that I screw on.

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