Having an oil filter in a very difficult position can make changing the oil very frustrating. So it was decided to put a remote oil filter in a place that will make the chore so much nicer. You can see the location of the old filter here. The filter is white and located way down in the bilge and behind an engine mount.Oil filter adapter plates should be available for many, if not most, marine engines. Some may also come with the mounting bracket.
Very difficult to get out and had to be removed in heavy duty plastic bags to feed under the engine.
Components were gathered together and a mount made for the filter end. This I installed behind a door near the secondary fuel filter.
Removing the old filter then allowed me to install the adapter plate to the oil filter mount (where the old filter use to sit) and route the hoses. Special spanners were required to do up the the hoses (Crows feet spanners).
Filled up the new filter with oil and connected the hoses and filter.
You can see the ease now of replacing the oil filter.
Hoses and adapter plate
New bracket made for oil filter
Friday, March 18, 2011
Paul of s/v Solace shows us how a little effort, invested once, will save lots of effort, many times in the future.