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    Where the heck is the oil filter ?-gctid391475

    have a 2000 mercruicer 5.0 I see the fuel filter in front of the engine (How often do one replace the fuel filter?) but I can't find the oil filter

    #2
    Like most GM engines, underneath, at the back of the engine. The popular upgrade is to a remote oilfilter, bringing the filter to the top of the engine, where you can get to it.

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      #3
      port or starboard side?

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        #4
        On my much older GM 5.0, it's on the rear port side.

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          #5
          shortyjacobs wrote:
          On my much older GM 5.0, it's on the rear port side.
          I read somewhere that GM has produced more than 100 MILLION of these engines!

          That said, the oil filter will always be on the port rear of the engine.
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            #6
            The remote filter system is a very worthwhile investment.

            As far as changing. You should change your oil and filter every fall just before winter layup The fuel/water seperator as well.
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              #7
              I have the same outfit and had the same problem. Luckily I had a truck with a 350 in it I looked at it and determined the location of filter--same. First oil change I dropped the old filter,irretreivably,into the bilge by accident/fault of the system designer. Bought a remote filter setup.Got an automotive kit,painted it,upgraded the hoses to hi heat/pressure and came out significantly lower than a marine kit.

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                #8
                They keep moving it around.... finally they stopped here! :kidding



                Anyone remember where the original 265 cu in V-8 engine oil filter was located?


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                  #9
                  2850Bounty wrote:
                  They keep moving it around.... finally they stopped here! :kidding



                  Anyone remember where the original 265 cu in V-8 engine oil filter was located?

                  It's been a LONG time since I've thought about this... but I think there wasn't an oil filter... just change oil frequently???

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                    #10
                    Original 265 = no filter
                    2007 Discovery 246
                    300mpi BIII
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                      #11
                      Most people put a trash bag under the engine. The oil and filter drop into the bag, then you remove the whole mess cleanly.

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                        #12
                        unless you have the luck my mechanic had (I was lazy this time and there were other things to do). The trash bag he used has a bad welded seam and all the oil went through. Nice mess to clean up but as he's a cautious guy he had the bow up as high as he could and everything remained in the rear bilge and below bilge pump level. The drain plug was pulled which gave him another clean-up job on his shop floor......

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                          #13
                          ok thanks finally found it with pic help......

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                            #14
                            The dist. never moved.
                            Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

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                              #15
                              It was suggested to me to take an antifreeze container and cut in half from top to bottom making a tray that you can slide under the filter so you can catch the filter or oil that drips down when you remove the filter. I have not tried that yet but it sounds like it will work well.

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