A/C Strainer

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Matt at Goose Bay, Dec 2, 2011.

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  1. Matt at Goose Bay

    Matt at Goose Bay New Member

    21
    Aug 14, 2010
    Southern MD-Potomac River
    2007 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer, navy blue hull
    350 Mercruiser Bravo III
    Can anyone tell me how to remove the A/C water strainer. I have looked and looked at mine. Seems the only possible way is to remove the 4 screws "underneath"; 2 of which are pressed up against the gas tank. There must be ab easier way.
     
  2. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatless
    It unscrews at the top of the strainer if it is the same as the one on my 260DA which looks like this

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    Turn the plastic top (which has three tabs on it) and it will come right off. There is a rubber o-ring under the top which should be lubricated with silicone before the top is replaced. Pull the strainer out for cleaning then use a sponge to clean out the container itself.

    Dave
     
  3. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
  4. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatless
    You don't necessarily have to use the spanner wrench. Mine twists off by hand just fine.

    If it is too tight, you can use a screw driver in a pinch. Just lay it flat across the top piece and with it contacting two of those raised plastic tabs gently turn it counterclockwise until it breaks loose.

    Dave
     
  5. tbirdvet

    tbirdvet Active Member

    Sep 24, 2009
    Michigan
    Previous boat: 2008 330 Sundancer
    Vetus Bow Thruster
    Kohler Gen.
    Twin 496 MAG, 375HP Bravo III,
    I believe Matt wants to know how to remove the assembly and not just the cover. My unit is held in with tie straps looped through two U shaped brackets.
     
  6. Matt at Goose Bay

    Matt at Goose Bay New Member

    21
    Aug 14, 2010
    Southern MD-Potomac River
    2007 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer, navy blue hull
    350 Mercruiser Bravo III
    Thanks, Dave
     
  7. Matt at Goose Bay

    Matt at Goose Bay New Member

    21
    Aug 14, 2010
    Southern MD-Potomac River
    2007 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer, navy blue hull
    350 Mercruiser Bravo III
    ahhhh nice tip!
     
  8. Matt at Goose Bay

    Matt at Goose Bay New Member

    21
    Aug 14, 2010
    Southern MD-Potomac River
    2007 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer, navy blue hull
    350 Mercruiser Bravo III
    Thanks, Dave. Happy to report I achieved success. I thought it was like the strainer on my generator which unscrewes from the bottom.
     

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