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A little piece of Advice....
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:39:40 PM »

Do not decide that it is easier to use a screwdriver to take out your merc Fuel filter rather than locate your filter tool... Because when you slip and hit the threads it will be a 500.00 mistake.. ~b~ ~b~ ~b~ ~xyz

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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 02:49:06 PM »

OUCH!
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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 02:54:56 PM »

I hate to hear of your $$$ mistake. Thanks for reminding us to always use the proper tool. As a high school teen I once installed a radiator on the engine side of the frame instead of the grill side of the frame. Everything was fine until a week later when drag racing I wound up the engine in first gear and the fan cut a perfect circle in the radiator.
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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 03:14:40 PM »

Wow,  sorry to hear that.  The filters are high enough without messing up the threads. 

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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 07:37:33 PM »

Not surprising buddy sorry to hear that.  Getting anything repaired Marine related isn't cheap.  Whets that ole saying B.O.A.T. = Break out another thousand.  Was that for replace parts (+) labor or just parts?
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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 07:57:43 PM »

Not surprising buddy sorry to hear that.  Getting anything repaired Marine related isn't cheap.  Whets that ole saying B.O.A.T. = Break out another thousand.  Was that for replace parts (+) labor or just parts?

Parts are 360.00

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 08:22:23 PM »

 :shocking: $500.00
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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 08:44:44 PM »

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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 07:37:27 AM »

Dam Shawn, that sux.... Changing a filter is pretty easy, but you've got my disease and can't have that, let's see what we can really f-up to make this more challenging ~b~

I do this kind of thing all the time... Normally not as expensive though, ouch!
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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 07:51:49 AM »

  well I know that sucks  :(   
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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 10:13:20 AM »

Dang Shawn  ~b~ ~b~ that was an expensive ouch.  :'(
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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 11:13:17 AM »

Dam Shawn, that sux.... Changing a filter is pretty easy, but you've got my disease and can't have that, let's see what we can really f-up to make this more challenging ~b~
~roflmao I thought it was normal procedure to screw it up worse before fixing it? Ive been that way my whole life. But hey you learn a lot when you cause yourself a lot of pain both financially and physically.
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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 01:50:52 PM »

Sad thing is it really wasn't even something that was necessary... just figured I would clean filter housing because... hey what could that hurt...  ~b~

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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 01:56:17 PM »

Sad thing is it really wasn't even something that was necessary... just figured I would clean filter housing because... hey what could that hurt...  ~b~
About worth of hurt  ~b~ ~b~

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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 01:59:06 PM »

Yep!  lo

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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2018, 08:20:08 PM »

 >:D
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Re: A little piece of Advice....
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2018, 03:18:30 PM »

Sorry to hear the Shawn!!!
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