Remote oil filter hoses

skennellyskennelly ChicagoMember Posts: 1,750 ✭✭✭✭
Anybody know what the torque specs are on the remote oil hose flare nuts that go into the block adapter?

I replaced mine today but space was so tight that it was hard to get leverage to tighten the flare nuts.  I think I got them pretty snug, but I'm a little paranoid.
2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3

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  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 6,264 ✭✭✭✭✭
    When I did mine, I snugged them up pretty good. I was able to use wrenches on my 330 with room. A set of crows feet, an extension and ratchet will probably help you out.
    2008 330EC
  • skennellyskennelly ChicagoMember Posts: 1,750 ✭✭✭✭
    @aero3113 - I have absolutely no room for any tools besides a box wrench.  Almost no room to put any force on the wrench to tighten.  When I go back I'm going to look again and just make sure
    2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 6,264 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @skennelly with a crows foot you would be coming up along the line from below. With a long extension hopefully it will work.
    2008 330EC
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayMember Posts: 1,728 ✭✭✭
    Could you remove the bracket that holds the filter, attach the lines, and then reattach the bracket?
    2008 350 EC on Georgian Bay
  • skennellyskennelly ChicagoMember Posts: 1,750 ✭✭✭✭
    @YYZRC I don't think that would be possible.  I seriously have bearly enough room to fit my hand in and then it's working by feel.  If I remove my water heater I might have more room...but really don't want to do that.

    @aero3113 I think I know what you are saying with the crows foot.  It would prevent the line from moving as I tighten the flare nut.
    2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayMember Posts: 1,728 ✭✭✭
    I think being a marine mechanic is the worst job. Being an armchair marine mechanic is pretty great, though. 
    2008 350 EC on Georgian Bay
  • skennellyskennelly ChicagoMember Posts: 1,750 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 5
    @YYZRC yeah.  Everything beyond an oil change is usually a nightmare and I always go into the job with confidence that it won't take that long to do lol.  I'll never learn
    2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3
  • TonyG13TonyG13 ChicagoMember Posts: 748 ✭✭✭
    skennelly said:
    @YYZRC yeah.  Everything beyond an oil change is usually a nightmare and I always go into the job with confidence that it won't take that long to do lol.  I'll never learn
    And you always buy the proper tools to do the job, then never use them again! That's how I do it! Admiral just asked yesterday what came from Amazon, and I said "just a tool for the boat." She rolled her eyes. :smile:
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Member Posts: 3,395 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for the education. Never knew what a crows foot was. Man would those have helped in some bad positions on my Rinker. Will be grabbing a set from harbor freight ASAP! 
    07' Cruisers 390 (Previous Rinker's: 06' 342EC & 01' 310FV)

  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 6,264 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Liberty44140 , they’re one of those tools that come through for you. You try every wench you own then you remember you have a set of crows feet.
    2008 330EC
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaMember Posts: 5,471 ✭✭✭✭✭
    While you're at it, look up this little gem:  "Indexing ratcheting combination wrench"  

    This 30-second video explains how it works.  Pay attention to what he does at the end, with the indexing joint unlocked.  When you need to run a bolt in or out in a tight space, it's really fast and easy.  


  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 6,264 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 8
    @LaRea , it’s a cool design but wouldn’t work with a hose on the fitting.
    2008 330EC
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