Help!!!...Which oil filter??

Discussion in 'Gas Engines/Drives/Transmissions/Props' started by 175BR4.3, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. 175BR4.3

    175BR4.3 New Member

    44
    Jul 12, 2008
    Winona, MN
    175 BR
    Mercruiser 4.3
    I need some help here. I am trying to get the boat ready for summer, and cant figure out which damn oil filter i need!

    its a 96 sea ray 175 4.3 alpha 1 with remote oil filter. I winterized it last year, and bought the wrong filter before i put it away, so i dont have the old filter anymore.
     
  2. Boat Tech

    Boat Tech Member

    312
    Jan 2, 2010
    Riverside, CA
    96 laveycraft 21 xt ski.
    Mercruiser 454 MPI, 385 HP w/Bravo 1 Drive.
    This may help: All these numbers should fit your remote oil filter, Just be sure you buy one that is not too long to where it hits anything when closing the hatch, For example I know AC: PF1218 is longer then the stock Mercruiser part number and may hit on some style boats, Even though it will screw on the remote and work good.
    (This is the newest number used today from Mercruiser 35-866340Q03.)

    Oil Filter f/ most Mercruisers
    FYI:The thread type on the filter is 13/16-16.
    Fram: PH5, HP4, DG5, PH13 (no anti drainback)
    Purolator: L34631
    Purolator Pure One: PL34631 or PL36461 (see note)
    AC: PF1218, PF932
    Motorcraft: FL-12A
    NAPA: 1060/1061, 1060gold, 1794 Gold, 51061R, (51060R f/496's)
    Wix: 51060
    Wix Racing: 51060R, 51061R R= Racing
    K&N: HP3002
    Baldwin: B1428 (Top Rated)
    Amsoil: SDF-24
    Hastings: LF279
    Fleetguard: LF3679
    Mercruiser: 35-802885Q, 35-866340Q02, (This is the newest number used today from Mercruiser 35-866340Q03.)
    Merc Racing: 35-16595T1
    Mobil 1: M1-302
    Kendall: K31
    Penzoil: PZ45
    Quaker State: QS5
    Shell: S63, SH38
    Texaco: T38, T38B
    Warner: PH1218
    STP: S01218
    Valvoline: V056

    Note: Purolator Pure One PL36461 has a silicone anti-drain back to keep oil in the filter for those mounted upside down.
     
  3. tcason

    tcason Member

    332
    Apr 21, 2008
    Maryland
    240 Sundeck
    5.0L 260 HP
    I installed Mercury oil Filter MM-35858004K (high efficiency) this past fall on my remote oil filter.

    Cost difference was $5.25 for the filter.

    Anybody else use this filter ?
     
  4. Boat Tech

    Boat Tech Member

    312
    Jan 2, 2010
    Riverside, CA
    96 laveycraft 21 xt ski.
    Mercruiser 454 MPI, 385 HP w/Bravo 1 Drive.
    That is a good filter, Some engines call for the use of this filter.

    That info is in the mercruiser parts catalog, (accessories guide book for dealers).
     
  5. 390pi

    390pi New Member

    92
    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    1992 290DA
    4.3LX/A1s
    The 35-866340Q03 crosses over to a Wix 57099, not a 51060.

    The 51060 is 5" tall; the 57099 is 3.3".

    I know on my remote mounted 4.3's the 5" filter will not fit.

    The old 35-802885Q crosses over to a Wix 51086, which is also 3.xx" tall.

    Where did that crossover list come from?
     
  6. Boat Tech

    Boat Tech Member

    312
    Jan 2, 2010
    Riverside, CA
    96 laveycraft 21 xt ski.
    Mercruiser 454 MPI, 385 HP w/Bravo 1 Drive.
    Thanks for the clarification on the other filters, I found the list on a High performance web site, That could explain why it seems to list most of the longer filters like the (PF1218), Because that is the filter that is recommended for my 98 GMC 1/2 ton 5.7 truck, But yet the Mercruiser filter will fit it also, Just shorter is all.

    I was going off this list because it does list the part number needed for this particular engine, But also that is why I cautioned the length.:smt001
     
  7. 175BR4.3

    175BR4.3 New Member

    44
    Jul 12, 2008
    Winona, MN
    175 BR
    Mercruiser 4.3
    Well i figured it out..........sort of.........I use the original filter i bought from the local boat service store. Its a Mercruiser brand, i cant remember the # right now. The weird part is, it fit, but was very difficult to put on. With the gasket removed from the filter, it spun right on...............but with the gasket in place, i couldn't get it to catch any threads! I put all the force i had into it, trying to get it to catch a thread, but it wouldn't go??? I ended up sanding a VERY small amount of the gasket down, and was finally able to get it to fit. I even tried 2 different gaskets i had, and neither worked.

    Any ideas as to why im running into this?? As far as i can tell its a factory remote oil filter mount??
     
  8. BonBini

    BonBini New Member

    685
    Sep 28, 2009
    Great Lakes
    88 268
    7.4L Alpha One
    Typicaly the filter should thread on 5, 6, 8, or so full turns before the gasket (square rubber seal) makes contact. Then an aditional 1/4 turn or so to finish the install.

    Are you saying the filter is on by only a thread or two?

    Be very carefull here not to blow your engine. Can you haul it to your local marina and have the parts guy help you out with this one?
     
  9. 175BR4.3

    175BR4.3 New Member

    44
    Jul 12, 2008
    Winona, MN
    175 BR
    Mercruiser 4.3
    The filter is on with more than 1-2 treads, after getting it to catch, i was able to turn it 6-8 full revolutions, it was extremely hard to get it to catch though.........I may still talk to the parts guys though. The motor is only 2 years old, and was replaced right before i bought the boat. I did have one heck of a time getting the old filter off, last fall too.
     
  10. BonBini

    BonBini New Member

    685
    Sep 28, 2009
    Great Lakes
    88 268
    7.4L Alpha One
    Sounds like you got it. Still a little chilly hear on northern Lake Mich. I did have a Robin in our back yard this AM. You seem to be a little farther north.

    Hope you get her on the water soon.
     
  11. midway

    midway Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Midway, Ga
    04 SeaRay 185Sport, Smart Tabs, Mageln Meridian Gold GPS, Hbird Matrix 87 dept/ff/gps/cp, Uniden vhf
    4.3L 190HP, Alpha 1 1.81 ratio, 14 1/4X21 Turning Point Prop
    You did lube the oil filter gasket, right, if not it will be real difficult to remove later.
     

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