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Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-21-2010, 9:29 PM Reply   
Hey i've changed my oil a ton of times but I can't get my hands on my usual oil filter. Anyone know the alternative from the auto parts store?
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-21-2010, 11:02 PM Reply   
Fram PH-5 or equivalent. And any of you Fram haters, don't bother. I change too oftern to worry about it and i've never had a problem with one. I know there is better filters, but at 25hr intervals I dont feel the need to spend the xtra $.
Old     (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       03-22-2010, 7:47 AM Reply   
It's just a small block Chevy filter. You can use the long or short one. The short version is easier to fit past hoses when mounting. Any brand is OK if you change the oil regularly.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-22-2010, 8:31 AM Reply   
Thanks fellas.
Old     (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       03-22-2010, 9:04 PM Reply   
I put a napa gold 7099. This was the most equivelant filter I could find to the stock merc one that the boat came with
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-22-2010, 9:29 PM Reply   
Art is correct. The Fram PH-5 I mentioned earlier is the long version. Mine goes in my V210 without much effeort at all, and you always want to choose the bigger filter when you have room. Bigger filter = bigger filtering capability.
Old     (justintime)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-24-2010, 12:29 PM Reply   
do not use fram on boats

have seen them rust through and also there pressure relief valve is not always perfect
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-24-2010, 5:46 PM Reply   
Been using Fram oil filters on mine and others boats for 15 years. Never had a single failure. I'll keep using em' thank you. Old Chinese proverb says, "rely on what you know, not what you see". I love that one.
Old     (justintime)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-24-2010, 9:21 PM Reply   
you never seen a salt water boat with a fram then

im not going to argue with an auto tech, since boat techs deal with 10X more corrosion
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-25-2010, 12:31 PM Reply   
So a more accurate statement would of been dont use Fram filters on boats that see alot of salt water? Most on here would never subject their expensive towboats to salt water...
Old     (justintime)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-25-2010, 3:50 PM Reply   
most towboats state do not use in salt

so why would you buy a boat that can not take salt?

sierra, wix, Mallory are what i use on salt boats
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-25-2010, 4:08 PM Reply   
"Most towboats state dont use in salt" Just where are you getting this? I've owned three and worked on many, many more, all different brands and have never seen anything in an owners manual or anywhere in the boat stating "no salt use". Nonsense.
Old     (justintime)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-25-2010, 4:17 PM Reply   
PCM and Indmar non-saltwater package is another

it states do not run in salt

the ones with have plastic V drive fittings

its in the owners Manual on the PCM motor

it is the motors saying, not the boat manufacture
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-25-2010, 4:47 PM Reply   
I see. So it's not the towboats that state "no salt" as you wrote. It's some engine manufacturers. Thats a bit more believable..

Last edited by wake_upppp; 03-25-2010 at 4:50 PM.
Old     (justintime)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-25-2010, 4:52 PM Reply   
well if you read the owners manuals on boat, like the owner should but 90% do not, it explains engine alignments all the way to what oil and zinc locations on motor

if you have plastic fittings on a boat, i recommend changing them over to brass


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