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Old 01-03-2008, 08:48 AM
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Is there any good sites out there that walk you thru the process? I would like to change the oil on my 225's myself and all the fuel filters. I did all the work on my 2 strokes but the 4 strokes are new to me. Thanks
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Honda has the easiest oil change of them all..


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Your owners manual has pretty good and clear directions. The only extra thing I like to do is pre-fill the oil filter with clean oil and let the filter material "sop it up" prior to installing the filter.
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TopCat - 1/3/2008 10:04 AM

Your owners manual has pretty good and clear directions. The only extra thing I like to do is pre-fill the oil filter with clean oil and let the filter material "sop it up" prior to installing the filter.
I was just curious why you fill the oil filter isn`t it better to have the full amount of oil in the sump?when you first start up. ;?
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My theory (although my Honda wrench is the one who suggested it) is that you get quicker oil flow to the engine at first start up if you first pre-fill the filter. Otherwise the oil from the sump has to fill up and saturate the filter before it gets flowing to the powerhead. My motors take about 6.7 quarts with filter change, and I usually add 6.5, then fill the filter, then run for 5 minites, then let things settle, then do the final level check. That usually puts me right on the "Full" mark.
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Its an owners manual...if ya have one.

Its all so easy, I find it sort of amazing you have to ask.

Filters and oil im an hour, maybe.

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The cover for the oil drain plug also acts as a spout for draining the oil - and works, after a fashion. Best tip, put a piece of cardboard on the ground under the engine to catch any drips or spills. The filter is the same for an F225 and an Odyssey of the same year. I was nice to mine and ran Mobil 1 in the engine. And no Fram filters please.
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Jettywolf - 1/3/2008 10:56 AM

Its an owners manual...if ya have one.

Its all so easy, I find it sort of amazing you have to ask.

Filters and oil im an hour, maybe.

I realize that its in the owners manual. But it does not hurt to ask for tips from the many experts on this site.
I new some smart a$$ would chime in, thanks for the help.
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Ah, one thing about public forums.........

There is an unwritten rule about flames and flame wars - don't start or heat 'em unless your skin is thick enough to stand the heat. Perhaps you considered Jettywolf's comment to be unduly harsh, but by choosing to respond rather than ignore it, your make yourself a wide open target...and that should never be your goal.
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yeah, people have been banned for less than that (me?). A LOT less. Not that I would know or anything.
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I second the piece of cardboard under the drip pan, the last part of the draining is a bir messy. There is also a trick to the filter, there are a few tricks that help contain the mess, one great pictorial is even on THT. I have used a milk carton cut at a 45degree at the top, slide over the loostened filter and use to funnel the excess oil. I always flush a quart through to clean the pan out, seems to keep things cleaner.
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I use a baggy around the oil filter and an old rag underneath the oil filter just in case of drips. Turn the oil filter until it drops into the baggy. Works well and learned doing this from watching the pros at my local Honda dealer change oil. I warm engine prior to changing oil. Tip: use a water hose with splitter, one water hose connected to muffs and another water hose connected to hose connection for rinsing engine. I have never had luck cooling engine with only muffs connected.
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The biggest battle you'll have is getting the oil out of the engine and into the drain pan without making a mess. The little door looks like it will work, but the flow is such that it goes over the sides as well as the end. Some sort of a scoop, or cut off milk carton would help. Don't try and catch the drain plug after you loosen it. Fish it out of the oil with a magnet. If you try and catch it, you'll make a bigger mess. Once you've done the oil change yourself, you'll notice that in spite of everything, it probably took less time than just dropping the boat off for service.
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But it does not hurt to ask for tips from the many experts on this site.

Best tip I ever got is "buy the shop manual." All that mechanical stuff is in there ...
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Just helped a buddy change oil and lower unit fluid on twin Honda 225's. Didn't spill a drop on my 1st time with my Yamaha F225 but we made a little mess on the 1st Honda, we did much better on the 2nd one. Use a 1gal ziplock around the filter and tilt the engine all the way up..then get one person to unscrew the filter and let it drop in the bag while the other person holds the bag in place. Try to do it your self and you will likely make a mess. Holding the back of the bag in place in such a tight area while unscrewing the filter is tougher on the honda.

We went for the advise on the Odyssey filter of the same year and ended up with the wrong filter...had to run back to autozone after removing one of them so they could get it right. Never got an answer as to what filter it actually was though.

On the lower unit you dont really need to change the o-rings unless they are worn, rotted or damaged...The honda uses soft rubber o-rings instead of the harder plastic gasket type that Yamaha uses, and you also dont need an oil filter wrench.. We bought both and didn't use either.

Oh..and the threaded lower unit pump attachment is the same as the one for Yamaha. AND watch out when you 1st remove the oil drain plug...10qt's of oil shoots out horizontally with some pressure at 1st...Thank god we held a 5 gal bucket up to it..oil almost shot all the way across and over the other side of the bucket.
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I follow the suggestions of Honda Dude during my oil changes and have yet to spill a drop during three years of oil changes.

1. Raise or lower the outboard until it is vertical.
2. Remove the plastic access panel and clip it in place as a drain path for the oil.
3. Remove the drain bolt and washer (Have a 5 gallon bucket ready).
4. Drain oil.
5. Replace bolt, washer and access panel (wipe oil off panel).
6. Raise motor to the full up position.
7. Remove oil filter (never had a drop of oil spill with motor in full up position).
8. Spin new oil filter on.
9. Lower motor back to vertical position.
10. Fill with oil to owner's manual capacity.

Should take no more than 15 minutes if you have everything ready.

Hope this helps.
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When doing the lower unit, remove the bottom plug first, then slowly remove the upper plug. This will prevent the gear lube from shooting out when you first remove the bottom plug.

As to the oil change, don't do it on a real windy day. Ask me how I know
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You asked about the fuel filters. I don't know on the big Hondas, but on several of the smaller ones (75/90 and 130) the on-engine filter is a bit of a beyatch to get access to. It can be done, but the first time will strain your patience. Maybe they have improved access on the big ones.

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Unasked for advice: if you buy a service manual, DO NOT go with the Seloc.

SELOC doesn't (or didn't) have a manual for the 225. Have to buy from from Honda; with over $13k invested, I didn't mind another $100 too bad ... and it paid for itself already.

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