Oil Change Cost?

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines/Drives/Transmissions/Props' started by MickUsa, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
    Our Costco carries nothing 15-40w and I use a straight 30w...
     
  2. MickUsa

    MickUsa Member

    32
    Mar 13, 2019
    Lake Lanier Georgia
    2005 340 Sundancer

    Garmin 740 Radar/Sonor/GPS
    TrackVision
    8.1 Horizon
    Jesus 15 gallons? Im glad I only have to buy 5!
     
  3. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Final tally--I took the guys in the repair shop lunch from the Mexican place ($20) and a 24 pack of Pepsi ($12). I sat with Jim and his son Travis and had a great chat about everything from the Democratic debate (which just about everyone agrees was a disaster with the only winners being #1 Trump and #2 Bernie) to the Bugaloo movement to fixing boats, etc. We covered all topics at least once.

    At the end I gave him the 3 gallons of oil I'd picked up, he gave me my empty oil disposal jugs, and we parted. He would not take any money for doing the oil change.
     
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  4. MickUsa

    MickUsa Member

    32
    Mar 13, 2019
    Lake Lanier Georgia
    2005 340 Sundancer

    Garmin 740 Radar/Sonor/GPS
    TrackVision
    8.1 Horizon
    lol Sounds like a need to buy some people lunch -
     
  5. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Mick, I've done this for years. If I'm not bringing them a dozen donuts I'm bringing them lunch or chicken nuggets. About once or twice a month I swing by and drop off a little gift. If Jim's busy I just drop them and run. If he's got time we'll sit and chat about whatever's going on.

    As I said early on, he's as much a friend as he is my boat fixer upper guy.
     
  6. Marksearay

    Marksearay Member

    53
    Sep 6, 2018
    Orange beach Alabama
    1999 da500
    Dd6v92
    I would echo what everyone else has offered. Also its the best way to learn about your boat. The more time in the engine room the more confidence you will have moving forward. As with any new boat take maintenance statements wth a grain of salt. Not sure if you have outdrives or not if so check bellows and water pump impellers sooner rather than later. also depending on condition exhaust manifolds are wear items and can be expensive if left unchecked for too long. Freshwater they last approx 8ish years..salt 3 ish and this is just a guideline. Poke around the motors and check them before start after start and after shutdown ..looking for leaks, odors...burningbetc. also check belts and keep an extra.
     
  7. MickUsa

    MickUsa Member

    32
    Mar 13, 2019
    Lake Lanier Georgia
    2005 340 Sundancer

    Garmin 740 Radar/Sonor/GPS
    TrackVision
    8.1 Horizon
    I agree.. I ordered a mightyvac to do the oil extraction, got the filters, now im shopping the oil. Amazon has the 25/40 Quicksilver synthetic for 33 a gal. Once I have all the parts, I am going to knock it out. Pending I don't have the Covid.. : )
     
  8. Marksearay

    Marksearay Member

    53
    Sep 6, 2018
    Orange beach Alabama
    1999 da500
    Dd6v92
    Boats are great for social distancing..Enjoy
     
  9. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    That’s the one I used on my 340’s 8.1’s. Worth the money. There is a cheaper model that looks similar, but has a diaphragm pump rather than an impeller - don’t waste your money on it...

    I have a Reverso now for everything on the 58, but I still use it on the waverunnner. Going strong 13 years after I bought it...
     
  10. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020 at 8:06 PM
  11. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
  12. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Check Wal-Mart for that oil. I’ve seen it there a few times for cheaper than that. Their stock is usually inconsistent around here but I’ve been able to order oil on their website for in store pickup.
     

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