Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
bgmny

Yamaha F115 oil plug

Recommended Posts

bgmny

I just changed the oil on my 2006 F115 motor for the first time. During the process of taking the oil plug out and trying to catch the oil at the same time I didn't pay attention to the plug and if there is suppose to be a rubber gasket to seal the plug against. The plug had a aluminum flat washer on it. Is this what seals the plug, the manual said to replace the gasket?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ralph Wiggum

Can't speak for that engine particularily, but my car uses a flat metal "crush washer". You need to replace it each time you change the oil. Any auto parts store carries them.

I would assume that is what they mean when they state to replace the gasket.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dusty

The flat washer is the seal. I just put the old one back on the last two times. I did use a torque wrench to tighten the nut.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
theoilman

If you are reusing a crush washer that is supposed to be replaced every time, you might use a touch of silicone 'form-a-gasket' on it (just a very light smear on both sides) or some other non-hardening sealant.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hookmaster

I have a 1999 F100 Yamaha and replace the aluminum o-ring every 2nd or 3rd oil change. I always use a torque wrench and have never had a leak.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Surface Tension

I better buy some crush washers because I have never replaced any. Just a rough estimate but just on my vehicles alone I must have changed oil around 200 times over the years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ralph Wiggum

LOL. In my opinion, the 25 cents is cheap peace of mind. A lot of places will just give you one if you ask.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Rick G
      Andi and I scored a few yesterday
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      47 degrees in Pike Bay and 49 degrees in Big Bay in the morning on Oct., 21. Cliff
    • Agronomist_at_IA
      Man you nailed it Kelly. Got out fishing was good. Was about -30*F then went to 14*F . A little after 8AM the Breaker Happened. Here is a pick of a guy to the North of us. We were on 16in of ice. First time I was ever on the ice when the breaker happened........bout crapped my pants.  
    • Spearing Machine
      Bulldog check your PM
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      F.H., Fish deep and slow with lindys or jigs with minnows. Sometimes smaller minnows will work best at other times large suckers or shiners will get more hits. Cliff
    • Mitch K
      I'll venture a guess and say 1st weekend of December we'll have a good 4" to walk on.  Then it will continue to freeze to at least 12" before it gets snowed on 
    • Hookmaster
      I have the above motor that I use for duck hunting. When the temperature gets into the 30s (like this coming weekend), it can sometimes get stuck in either forward or reverse if it kills at low idle. In the 2nd picture, the throttle is open slightly. The curve part is attached to the shifter. It is in forward. If the motor dies and I close the throttle, the shifter can't be put into neutral (it needs to move up) because the it is blocked by the part above it. I need to take the top off and manually move the throttle closed (to the left) like the 1st picture. I think there is some grease that lubricates the throttle as it rotates under the flywheel. When cold, the grease is thick and sticks. Is there any lubricant I can spray up in the area that the throttle rotates? I'm hesitant to do so because of the electrical components in the area.      
    • eyeguy 54
      I got 2 yesterday on that nice orange jig I found in the tree branches... LOL 
    • Ray Berg
      The smaller perch is 12 in Larger one 14 in.
    • Fish Head
      Coming up this weekend with a friend of mine, even though the weather looks terrible. Any advice for how to catch them when mother nature brings the hammer down?  Highs in the mid 30's, lows in the low 20's.   On Friday I had a muskie in the upper 40s hit a 19 1/2" walleye.  As usual she let go at boatside, but it was fun while it lasted.