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Oil change -Mercruiser 496 Mag

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09-15-10, 11:22 AM   #1  
Oil change -Mercruiser 496 Mag

I'd like to get a head start on fall maintenance and change my engine oil and filter. In the past, this was done when the boat came out of the water. I expect to continue to use the boat the next few weekends (a few hours). Can I change the oil now, while the boat is in the water, on wait until it comes out?

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09-15-10, 04:38 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums.

You should change the oil when the dipstick shows dark.

Most people I know change it and the lower unit gear lube at the end of every season.

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