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Fall — The Best Time to Change Lube Oil

It is highly recommended that if the lube oil needs to be changed that it be done prior to lay-up so that fresh oil is coating the innards of the engine. If fuel filters are in the plan do them first. Then start the engine to check the fuel filters and warm the engine to facilitate the oil change.

Here is check list to help:

~ Find the correct filters for your engine. We have built cross reference tools to help make your selection easier. Select your engine manufacturer from this list, then select the correct model from the resulting page:
| Universal | Westerbeke | Yanmar | Volvo |

~ An oil pump will help you to easily remove oil from your crankcase. We recommend the Jabsco Little Pal Pump for most sailboat engine applications.

~ Oil absorbant pads will help keep your bilge and the environment clean. In addition to the small pads, you may want to consider larger oil absorbant pillows. In either case, you will keep your boat clean and avoid fines of upto $5,000 for pumping oil overboard.

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