Oil Change on a Yamaha 230 HO (2007 model)


Oil Change on a Yamaha 230 HO (2007 model)
Oil Change on a Yamaha 230 HO (2007 model)
Total time: 15 minutes (each engine)
Items you will need:
• 2 x Oil Filters
• 5 Quarts Oil (It would be good to have 6 to be safe)
• Grease Gun with marine grade grease
• Oil Suction Pump
• Roll of Paper Towels
• Underpads: Either in the baby aisle (small) or incontinence aisle (larger and cheaper)
• Oil Filter wrench
• Oil Funnel
*scroll to end of document for part options
From the 2007 Yamaha Service Manual Page 3-17
Part Locations
(picture shows the oil cap on one engine and the filter on the other)
Removing the oil
Run each engine on the hose for a few minutes to warm the oil. This will speed up the
extraction process.
Place an underpad over the engine
Remove the oil cap
Insert the tube from your oil suction pump
Start sucking
Move the hose around to pull out as much oil as possible. You should end up with somewhere
between 2 and 2 ½ quarts.
Write down how much oil is in the suction pump
Remove and replace the oil filter
Place an underpad under the oil filter
Using an oil filter wrench (if needed), remove the oil filter. There will be spilled oil so make sure
to clean the underside of the engine with paper towels and mop up any spillage.
Wet your finger with oil and spread it around the O-Ring on the new filter.
Screw the filter on the engine hand tight. Do NOT use a wrench to tighten the filter as it may get
crushed or the O-Ring can pop out the side of the filter.
Filling the oil reservoir
Using a funnel, fill the engine with only the amount of oil you removed
Quote from the Yamaha Service Manual:
Page 3-15: “If the oil temperature is low, the reading on the dipstick will be low. If the
temperature is high, the reading on the dipstick will be high.”
Basically, don’t fill it to full on the dipstick when the oil is cold.
Greasing the Main Bearing
Unfortunately in my haste to get out of the 103 degree heat, I didn’t get a decent picture of the
zerk location.
Locate the grease nipple (zerk) to the left and slightly behind the oil reservoir.
Remove the rubber cap over the zerk
Beneath the zerk, there is a rubber hose. This hose should be fairly firm but still pliable. If too much
grease is in the hose, there is the possibility of the main bearing leaking and eventual failure.
Attach your grease gun to the hose and inject a small amount until the hose is firm but not tight. It
takes VERY LITTLE grease to fill the hose. Do NOT overfill.
Oil Filter Options
K&N 303 http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=KN-303
K&N 303c http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=KN-303c
Amsoil EaOM103 http://www.amsoil.com/catalog.aspx?code=EAOM103-EA
Fram PH6017A (crappy website) http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Fram+PH6017A&btnG
Purolator PURE ONE PL14610 (cant find this on their website)
Wix 51358 http://www.wixfilters.com/filterlookup/PartDetail.asp?Part=51358
Mobil 1 M1-110 http://www.google.com/search?q=Mobil+1+M1-110
Oil Options
Suction Pump
Pela Extractors http://www.pelaproducts.com/
Alloy “Suck It Up” http://www.go2marine.com/product.do?no=100565F
Grease Gun
Any grease gun with marine grade grease will work. My only real suggestion here is to get a decent
quality gun as the cheap ones tend to leak. I threw out 2 cheapo’s before buying this one at home
depot: http://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-Products-X-tra-Grease/dp/B0013DL64C
Itsdgm: “I just measured a quart of water, poured it into the pela, marked it with a sharpie, and
repeated until it was at 6 qts. I also made marks at some of the 1/2 quart levels as well. That way I don't
have to pour and measure ever again. Too much of a chance of spilling some of that oil. Just my .02.”
BDH2043: “When checking the oil level in the driveway, use the following to insure that it is accurate:
Place a level on the top of the air cleaner cover (measuring front to back, not side to side) and then raise
or lower the trailer level to reach dead center on the level. That should give you an accurate
measurement of the actual oil level as if the boat was sitting in the water."