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Old 09-19-2005, 06:04 PM
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It is going to be the second time we are changing the oil on our 2001 Suzuki 115 4-stroke and my dad wants to change the oil filter on it. We just cant figure out where its located. Does anyone have any info on where it is/how to get to it. Thanks for any input

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Default RE: Oil filter on Suzuki DF115??

Take the cowling off. Remove the rubber gasket on the top of the lower cowling. Next remove the lower cowling by removing the screws that hold the two pieces together. Looking at the motor from the rear the oil filter is on the lower right side.
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Thanks Cfish, ill give it a try.
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Can the filter be replaced without draining the oil? Be interested to hear from someone who's actually done it.
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Yes, the filter can be changed without draining the oil.
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Can the filter be replaced without draining the oil? Be interested to hear from someone who's actually done it.
Wondering why you'd change the filter and not drain the oil?
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Default Re: Oil filter on Suzuki DF115??

I just finished my 100 service on my Suzuki 140. The manual did not recommend changing the oil filter. I don't agree.
I am not going to put in brand new oil and run it through a dirty filter. It makes no sense at all. For an 8$ filter, you contaminate your new oil?

I put on a new filter with my new oil.

And I will do that every time I change the oil.

Would you change the oil in your car without changing the filter? I wouldn't.
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Wondering why you'd change the filter and not drain the oil?

Oil doesn't "wear out" from use, use overloads the additive package designed to deal with combustion by-products and overloads the ability of the oil to contain contaminants until filtered. It amazes me that auto owners will swear by brand X oil, but use the cheapest filters they can buy. I, too, would never change oil without a new filter.

I use a high quality synthetic, which carries contaminants in suspension more readily. And because I hardly ever reach an operating hour limit as opposed to timing out, I choose to change filters more often. It works for me ...
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OK, you change the filter at "time out", how many months? then change the oil and filter at how many hours? Or just the oil? Just curious I change oil and filters on some things once a year that have run very few hours. Low hours but way over on time. Not synthetic.
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The plan is to change oil once a year unless I punch 100 hours sooner or the oil darkens noticably, filter about mid-year, gear lube and plugs yearly, haven't decided on the impeller. If I stayed with dino oil, I'd change oil/filter at least twice a year (too inexpensive not to).
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