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    Changing oil, can’t get the tube to go 18.7”

    Ran the engine, revved to 4K and shut it off, let it sit for 5 minutes, vented dipstick and opened oil fill, inserted tube taped to 18.7” and it only goes about 15” and dead stops, hits something and bounces back. The ski is an 05 RXP and I’m going to do the same to my 05 RXT. What’s going on here? My tube too big? It was the standard size pump at the auto store, does it need to be really small diameter? I used this pump on other Honda’s and Yamaha’s for oil changes without issues.

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    Re: Changing oil, can’t get the tube to go 18.7”

    Looks like a I need a 1/4” hose, mine is definitely bigger than that. Off to the store to get a reducer then!

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    Re: Changing oil, can’t get the tube to go 18.7”

    Welp, got a 1/4” hose, went in 18.7” but I really had to maneuver and force it in there, all I hear is air when I pump. The oil looks a little low on the dipstick but surely I should get something out!? Working on sea-doos is definitely harder than Yamaha/Honda. I’m scared to overfill the oil.

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    Re: Changing oil, can’t get the tube to go 18.7”

    How can you overfill when you have a dipstick to tell you how much oil is in there ??

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    Re: Changing oil, can’t get the tube to go 18.7”

    I’ve heard stories of people over filling and it causing issues, it looked like the oil was a little low to begin with, so I might need to add more but nervous. My RXT has an oil light, so I changed the rear pressure switch as I’ve seen that’s a common issue but I believe it’s still there. I just bought these skis so I’m trying to get them sorted out. I hope it’s not the oil pressure regulator on the RXT, I don’t want to jack the motor up.

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    Re: Changing oil, can’t get the tube to go 18.7”

    I did my oil change when I had the engine out it to repair the damage from the supercharger washers...I don’t recommend that!

    Sorry, I’m no help be want to subscribe to learn for my next “conventional” oil change.


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    Re: Changing oil, can’t get the tube to go 18.7”

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Old Guy View Post
    How can you overfill when you have a dipstick to tell you how much oil is in there ??
    wonder if he ever figured out he could check the oil level by putting the dipstick in?????
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    Re: Changing oil, can’t get the tube to go 18.7”

    Wait, the dipstick checks the oil? You’re a genius!

    For those really wondering, the ski had a massive oil leak hence not getting accurate readings on the genius dipstick.

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