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Old 11-06-2018, 01:13 PM
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I have a 2014 250. Needs an oil change. What size Allen wrench or bit do I need to use to remove the nut? Do you have any suggestion for using a hose or something else to drain the oil.

I have read that if you troll a lot you need to change the oil more often. Iui s this true and if yes, how often should I change it. I troll probably 50% of the time at 650 to 1000 rpms. Thx
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Old 11-06-2018, 01:31 PM
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Not sure on the allen size but your standard 30-50$ tool kit has everything you need.

I get a piece of cardboard and fold it so it bends 90deg. Get some painters tape and tape it above the oil plug so when you remove the plug it doesn't shoot out 2'. Instead it will hit the cardboard and go into your drain pan = less mess.

Remember to replace your crush (oil) washer, do your lower unit oil (and washers) as well.

If you have access to changing the oil sooner there is no harm in doing a 75hr oil change...
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:48 AM
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Ok, I dont have anything in my tool box that would work. I'll stop in to a shop later and see what they use.
actually thinking about switching to Amsol marine synthetic 10w 40 oil. Maybe better because of the trolling I do. Oil changes with my zuk are not cheap. $80 plus
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Cost of admission... I recommend that you keep using the Suzuki oil. Over 1000 trouble free hours on my motor and I troll regularly. I know there are other options and people seem to do well with them but bite the bullet on this one and stay the course.

If i couldn't get Suzuki oil that changes things but if it's accessible i don't see a reason to change.

How many hours are you at? How many oil changes a year? Where do you boat?
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Thx. Just hit 500hr. Got the motor this July so I've put 100 hrs on it. Changed it today and it was so easy. Did the same with the lower unit oil. I live in Maryland and use it in the chesapeak bay.
I changed the oil with suz 10w 40. I'll probably change it 4 times a season. Dont know about you but I do add ring free when i add fuel. I diffinitly think it helps if you troll alot at low rpms.
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Ring free is great stuff. I’ve been using startrons version all year with no complaints. I was planning on changing plugs this past spring but they were still clean and ran great after 3 seasons and 400 hours.

With that number of changes just do your 100 hour service intervals. Always change your LU gaskets and oil crush washer. Make sure you stay on top of your fuel filters and zincs. Your going to want to add a oil filter cap
wrench and a deep spark plug wrench to your tool
kit.

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