|changed the oil in my boat. When boat is in water level on dipstick reads perfect. On trailer it reads above full. I think this is ok can anyone confirm for me|
|You might want to check w/the manufacturer, but I know both PCM and Indmar say to check the oil with the boat in the water (at least with the models I've owned). |
|Check it in the water. |
|How about the trans fluid? Check it in the water? With the boat running or not? |
p.s. Sorry to hijack your post
|Check all fluids in the water. You can check it with the boat running if you want. Don't have the transmission engaged though. I leave the motor off for safety reason's. |
When I'm going to change the fluids at the end of the year I make sure they are at the full level before I leave the water for the last time. I get out a gallon jug (2 liter bottle works for the transmission fluid) and empty the oil in that. I then get another clean milk jug and fill that up until it matches the oil that I drained out. That way you put in the same that you take out. Then I check it the next year first thing when I get to the water just to make sure it's ok. I've done it this way for 5 years and have never had to add or remove oil from the motor or transmission.